Lettering for Designers: One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time

Jessica Hische, Letterer and Illustrator

13 Videos (1h 40m)
  • Introduction

    • Trailer

      01:31
    • Research

      06:04
    • What is Lettering?

      04:30
  • Ideation

    • Brainstorming

      06:12
    • Upload, Share, and Critique

      02:04
  • Sketching

    • Sketching Tips

      13:33
    • Initial Sketching

      04:57
  • Designing Your Drop Cap

    • Choosing a Direction

      10:06
    • Drop Cap #1

      16:59
    • Drop Cap #2

      11:03
  • Finalizing Your Drop Cap

    • Letterform Basics

      07:39
    • Plotting Vector Points

      06:06
  • Self-Critique

    • Self-Critique

      09:31

About This Class

I've been lettering for years, working on all sorts of projects from Wes Anderson movies to Dave Eggers book covers. For every lettering project, the basic unit is the same: a single letter. In this self-paced class, I'll teach you my process, starting with that crucial unit: a simple and beautiful single letter in the form of a drop cap. A drop cap is the large letter that starts a... Read More

Jessica Hische, Letterer and Illustrator

Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and self-described "avid internetter. " After graduating with a degree in Graphic and Interactive Design from Tyler School of Art, she worked for Headcase Design in Philadelphia before taking a position as S... Read More