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Creating a Display Typeface: A Beginners Guide

Ryan Welch, Designer, Illustrator, Type Nerd

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5 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

    • Build Your Letterforms

    • Fine Tune Your Font

    • Upload to Glyphs

    • Export & Design


About This Class

In this class you will learn how to take your display font from vector letterforms to a working font file in a few easy steps.

My name is Ryan Welch. I've been designing fonts for over 4 years now. I created my first font for fun and just wanted to experiment to see what I could do. What was a fun activity at first became a passion of mine and is a creative outlet for me when I'm not working my 9-5 design job.

I was intimidated my first time creating a working font. I wanted to create this class so that you don't feel the same way and can follow a few easy steps and be on your way to creating any font you wish.

If you need illustrator to create vector files, a trial can be downloaded here:

If you need Glyphs to create your font files, a trial can be downloaded here:

7 of 9 students recommendSee All

very cool class, explained very well thank you very much Ryan!





Ryan Welch

Designer, Illustrator, Type Nerd

I've had a passion for art ever since I was a kid. As I grew up, this evolved into my passion for graphic design. I specialize in illustration, typography, sports design, and a little bit of everything else.

I run Fresh Pressed Fonts, my font store on Creative Market (I'm also part of various bundles across the internet here and there). Typography and font creation is a huge passion of mine and I love providing affordable fonts to fellow designers and anyone alike.

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