Tips for getting started with hand lettering

So this past Thursday night we had our first Hand Lettering 101 small group meeting! We had a good attendance (7 peeps including me!) and I felt like I talked a LOT. (sorry guys) So the tips we went over for our first meeting were pretty basic, but extremely helpful things to keep in  mind….

Typography vs Lettering

I’ve been a graphic designer for over 10 years. When I graduated from college, I still feel like I had NO idea what I was doing, as my degree really taught me the basics of design and how to technically get a job done, which I totally appreciate! But I didn’t realize that I was…

Erasers & pencils, oh my!

I think that the consensus about art tools, or any professional’s tools is that, the best materials create the best looking art. I do not believe that is true. Haven’t you seen those amazing examples of artists using crayons to create masterpieces? For someone new to art, determining which tools to invest in can be…

Hand Lettering 101

I decided to embark on an adventure, one that a few friends and colleagues have encouraged me in, and that is starting a small group teaching others the art of hand lettering. This group will meet in-person at a local coffee shop in Raleigh, NC. To assist people who may want more info, who cannot…

Designer’s Statement

What design means to me Design has become so ingrained in me, it’s difficult to “turn it off” when I leave my work at my computer screen or sketchbook. I’m a natural problem-solver, a hands-on, do-it-yourselfer. So naturally, I am always learning, soaking in information with wide eyes, and figuring where I can apply the…

Designers, the love to communicate & social media

Designers. We can be introverted, extroverted, a little of both or be hermits! But if there is one thing that really binds us together, it’s our love of communication. Even if we choose to not communicate with others often (or at all), the things we create become pieces of visual communication. So it seems to…

Hand Lettering: How to Get Started

Hand lettering has gained a lot of interest in recent years and shows little sign of slowing down. Creative and non-creative people alike all seem to appreciate and enjoy looking at the art of hand drawn lettering, and as someone fairly new to the scene, I’ve gotten a lot of questions and curiosity on how…