Improve your hand lettering as well as your digital skills. We’ve put together a list of 6 courses that cover everything from sketching through to vectorising your work with Adobe Illustrator.
Illustrated Lettering - Gemma O'Brien
Gemma O’Brien is an Australian illustrator and letterer. You’ve probably seen photos of her incredible mural work or perhaps seen her speak at a design conference. She has worked with many global brands including Apple, Adobe, Volcom Stone, L’Oréal, Playboy Magazine and The New York Times. This course will take you through Gemma’s process for creating unique floral based typography.
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Hand Lettering Essentials for Beginners - Mary Kate McDevitt
Mary Kate McDevitt is an illustrator and letterer. This is a fantastic beginners class and goes through developing a concept, sketching, tools, inking and finalising your work.
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Logotype Design: Create Brand Marks with Typography
Mackey Saturday is primarily an identity and branding designer specialising in lettering logos. You’ve definitely seen his work before, Mackey created the Instagram script logo. This course is aimed at freelancers wanting to take their skills and apply it to a commercial market.
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Hand Lettering Styles and Techniques for Embellishment
This is a great class if you want to become more familiar with Adobe Illustrator. In this primarily digital based lesson, Spencer Charles will take you through letterform research, Adobe Illustrator best practices, alphabet script styles, effects for embellishment and monograms.
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Botanical Illustrations with Typography
Botanical illustrations with typography is a design trend you’ve no doubt seen on posters, cards, stationery and a range of other items. This course will take you through sourcing images, using masks in photoshop and how to arrange it all with your chosen lettering.
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Lettering for Designers - Jessica Hische
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator and creator of the Daily Drop Cap. Jessica has a very impressive list of notable clients such as Wes Anderson, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co., American Express and Nike. This course will take you through research, sketching, digitising and self critique.
Go to course: Lettering for designers - Jessica Hische