This class is perfect for designers who are looking to add a personal touch to their work or likeminded people who just love letters and want to give it a go.
Lettering is an incredibly unique form of art. The idea of communicating through words has been instilled in all of us at a young age. Going beyond that initial idea of communication, and analyzing letterforms you will notice that letters themselves have personality, and can be highly illustrative aiding the process of communicating.
This Class is Project-Based.
You'll work on your own and with fellow classmates on your project. Choose a phrase or saying that resonates with you personally and go through the process of lettering it. You'll go through brainstorming steps and taking 1-2 ideas to the sketching phrase. Based on those sketches you'll select your final concept to be refined sketch/ hand rendered or digitally completed. You'll share your final phrase vectorized, or in progress (phrase can be hand done also) with peers to receive feedback.
This class will also teach you the techniques for transitioning your work from an analog medium to digital.
I’m Neil, a freelance letterer and illustrator living outside of Detroit, Michigan. I have worked with clients such as St. Martins Press, Doubleday, Chevrolet, Zendesk and more. My focus is on editorial and advertising illustration. I thoroughly enjoy what I do, and I am always looking to learn more and practice. I love sharing with others in hope to helping them grow and progress, and for that I am really excited to not only teach this class, but I am sure I will also learn a lot from everyone!
Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.
Teachers design and present all class content, but Skillshare is community based around student-to-student interaction. You'll be surprised at what you learn from your classmates!
Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.