Handlettering: How to Create a Composition | Amanda Hunte | Skillshare

Handlettering: How to Create a Composition

Amanda Hunte, Handlettering Artist

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6 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

      0:33
    • Getting Started

      2:13
    • Layout

      7:54
    • Type Design

      2:59
    • Final Layout

      6:44
    • Wrap Up

      0:24

About This Class

Hello & Welcome! I am Amanda, a lettering artist based in Queens, New York. I love lettering and want to share some tips that will help you get started or develop your skills! Lettering is more than just making words look nice. It's expressing the meaning of the words through design.


This 20 minute class is all about the foundation of creating an interesting and engaging composition using a word, phrase, or quote. Some key skills you will take away:

  • choosing a layout to match the mood and style of the word
  • word placement/size/style
  • adding embellishments

I hope you enjoy the class!

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Amanda Hunte

Handlettering Artist

Hi, I'm Amanda! Thanks for stopping by my page. I'm a wife, a stay-at-home-mom, and a self-taught lettering artist. Drawing in general has always been my passion, but over the past 3 years I've discovered a fascination with lettering and typography. Words are powerful, and turning them into art only further expresses their meaning. I love lettering for so many reasons, but the main one is being able to make words personal. When I client receives their piece, it's so rewarding to hear about wh...

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