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Consider Your Audience2:57
Create a Mood Board4:58
Study Your Reference Material11:10
Sketching With Reference11:40
Sketching From Memory7:59
Look at Your Sketches Critically7:45
About This Class
Join letterer and acclaimed Skillshare teacher Mary Kate McDevitt as she explores vintage inspirations in this 30-minute, project-based class. As you watch her step-by-step process for redesigning a vintage package, you'll learn the crucial skill of how to interpret reference material without copying, while also practicing and growing your own concepting, sketching, lettering, coloring, and layout skills.
Along the way, Mary Kate shares tactics for flourishes, tips for achieving a vintage look, and useful questions to guide your own packaging project. By the end, you'll have a beautiful, hand-lettered piece to transform a soap or chocolate label, embellish a brand identity, or share with a loved one.
More than 20,000 students have learned to hand-letter with Mary Kate's first two Skillshare classes: The First Step of Hand Lettering and The Final Steps of Hand Lettering. This new class is perfect for artists, illustrators, and everyone who wants to grow their lettering skills.
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Lots of great ideas here. She shows how important it is to spend quality time in each step of the process. Just remember, if you are printing one or one hundred, they will all look good, or Great, depending upon how much detail you put into it.
This is a very comprehensive, detailed class. I will be watching it again to absorb more. I appreciate how the instructor directs to students to study, research and do to get a feel for how the final project should be to us.
My name is Mary Kate McDevitt, and I've been working as a full time freelance letterer since 2010. I've had the privilege of working for a number of great clients, including Nintendo, Sesame Street, Nike, O Magazine, Chronicle Books and CMYK Magazine and more. I take on a variety of projects; everything from editorial illustrations to headlines for advertising, to book covers, journals, posters, wine labels, and products.
I live and work in Brooklyn, NY with my boyfriend, the screen printer Fred DiMeglio, and my fluffy cat Peppy Mew Mew.
For more information, and to view my entire portfolio, visit marykatemcdevitt.com.