Creating a Display Typeface: A Beginners Guide

Ryan Welch, Designer, Illustrator, Type Nerd

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5 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Build Your Letterforms

    • 3. Fine Tune Your Font

    • 4. Upload to Glyphs

    • 5. 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: