Create a Handwritten Font: A Beginners Guide

Gwen DeGroff, Pattern Designer + Hand letterer

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7 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Create a Handwritten Font - A Beginners Guide

      1:04
    • 2. Basics of Typography

      3:08
    • 3. Materials

      2:06
    • 4. Character Design

      4:57
    • 5. Upload and Edit

      13:30
    • 6. Final Thoughts

      0:47
    • 7. Handwritten Font Project

      1:00

About This Class

Hello! In this class you will learn how to create your own handwritten font without the need for any expensive design software.  I’ll demonstrate how to design with pen and paper using a template specifically for this class. I’ll address editing, spacing, and sizing your characters and how to publish, download and install your font.


This class is an excellent resource for anyone just starting out in font creation or hand lettering. Our project will involve creating your own handwritten font and also creating a promo image (jpg) to display the name of your font and all of the characters included.

Upon completion, you will have a handwritten font ready to install on your computer, to distribute to friends or to sell online.