Create a Handwritten Font: A Beginners Guide

Gwen DeGroff, Pattern Designer + Hand letterer

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7 Videos (27m)
    • Create a Handwritten Font - A Beginners Guide

      1:04
    • Basics of Typography

      3:08
    • Materials

      2:06
    • Character Design

      4:57
    • Upload and Edit

      13:30
    • Final Thoughts

      0:47
    • Handwritten Font Project

      1:00
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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.

30 of 30 students recommendSee All

It easy enough that anyone can do it but she taught terms so we understand more when we create in future or look for more./
Great class! Easy to understand and very useful.
I always wondered about building fonts this way. She does a great job of going over the steps.

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Gwen DeGroff

Pattern Designer + Hand letterer

Hello! I'm Gwen! I'm so glad you're here! 

I'm a glass 'half full to overflowing' kind of girl. Forever optimist. Pattern designer. Hand letterer.          Weight lifter. Mama bear of three.

My designs and illustrations are full of bright cheerful colors and I love mixing patterns. I was a freelance graphic designer for over 10 years before breaking into the beautiful world of pattern design and hand lettering, which I actually learned here on ...

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