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When studying any type of discipline that involves letters, whether it’s typography, calligraphy or hand-lettering, you will always encounter two types of letters – contrasting and non-contrasting letters. Whether you’re new to lettering or you’ve been doing it for a while, learning about these terms will be beneficial to you. Have you been wanting to […]

Lettering Tutorials

  There are a variety of ways to draw the letters. That’s the best thing about hand-lettering. It’s not one-size fits all and everyone is free to draw the letters the way they want it for as long as readability is intact and the message is clear. But there are times even seasoned lettering artists […]

Lettering Tutorials

There are rules in handlettering that you need to learn and understand in order to deliver quality artwork. These rules, though you may find restrictive isn’t to restrict you in any way. These rules, should be treated as guides so you can create letterforms that are not only pretty but legible. Or have you forgotten […]

Lettering Tutorials

It is a typical misconception that when lettering, you simply dive in and create your layout on the go. Well, there’s no rule that says you can’t do that so if that’s your thing go for it. But, if you want to achieve the best result, create compelling lettering pieces, then you should avoid that. […]

Lettering Tutorials

  Instagram has truly taken the creative business by storm! Nowadays, most business owners are sharing more and more photos in this platform, creating communities, building trust and meeting new people from all over the world. Because it’s a great space to show your images, your products, your services, and your work, we shouldn’t ignore […]

Instagram

It’s very typical for a lettering artist to combine multiple letter styles in one composition. It’s because varying styles give additional impact and it adds to the overall appeal of the artwork. But how does one choose which styles to combine? Have you seen layouts with multiple letter styles where you can’t understand the message […]

Lettering Tutorials

One of the many questions I get is how to get consistent letter thickness. For a long time, I was really just eyeballing everything. I had no tools to define the thickness altogether. All I knew was that if it didn’t look consistent to me, then I need to make some adjustments – that’s it. […]

Lettering Tutorials

It’s been four years now that I’ve been doing lettering for a living and a lot of people have asked how it all happened. Most people who knew me thought I’d stay in the corporate world for a long time because I have the skills and patience to succeed – or so they thought. I […]

Business

Every day for the first 30 years of my life, I lived without a routine. While some of my days were productive, the majority of the time I accomplished….nothing. This worked fine for me when my only responsibility was to take home good grades. But when my husband and I bought a house and started […]

Productivity

I was on my way to a workshop. It was a Saturday at 9AM when I was picked up from my location. I booked a Grab ride that day. The driver was an elderly man in his 60s and had been a long-time cab driver before he switch to Grab. He told me that I […]

Productivity