You see other fonts, and as cool as it would be to see your lettering as a real, working font, intimidation kicks in. You know different styles sell, but you constantly question yours.
Living in the pen and paper world has its upside. It's familiar, predictable, comfortable. Working with your lettering digitally makes you a little nervous, but 'programming' a font? *shivers*
You'd really like to create your own font, but there are just soooo many available these days and you're just starting out. You wonder what chance you'd have to even get noticed.
You may think your style isn't 'attractive' enough or 'perfectly executed with thicks and thins', but a buyer only cares if your font works for their project. Any style of lettering can be made into a font!
The software is actually a lot easier than you might think, especially if you have someone guiding you through it, step by step. A basic font could be completed in less than a week, and the payoff is pretty significant: you end up with a digital item you spent time on once that you can sell over and over again. No overhead material costs. No shipping.
It may seem like there's too much competition, but that means there's a demand because the fonts you see are *selling*. With a few font selling strategies, you can get in front of those buyers.
In my first year creating and selling fonts, I made over $40,000 from font sales.
In this course, I'm sharing everything I did that got me there.
The person who started hand lettering as a side hobby, fell in love with it and wants to make extra income without the overhead costs of creating physical products.
The hand lettered physical product maker, who needs a break from printing shipping labels, packing orders and reordering supplies.
The hand lettering hustler who wants to trade fewer hours for dollars and have a digital, automated product working selling overtime instead.
The lettering lover who has always dreamed of one day typing with their custom-made letters.
There are helpful tutorials online for font making, but a lot of them use language that can get confusing fast. We're speaking the same language here: no confusion, and as straightforward as possible. From one lettering artist to another.
Unlike freelancing or hand lettered items on Etsy, your only investment is your time. Because fonts are a digital product, once a person purchases your font, they receive the file, you get paid, end of story. No shipping, no overhead material costs. Make a font once, sell it over and over. Game changer.
Font making plugins and automated tools are easy to come by, but they lack many of the features to truly customize the experience and full capabilities a user has with a font.
If you just want to make a font quickly for personal use, a plugin is more than fine. If you'd like to sell a font, it's important to provide a high quality product you can supply support for. A high quality, fully customized font is best accomplished with professional font making software.
This course was the single, greatest investment I've made for my creativity, EVER. I'd always wanted to make hand-lettered fonts but gave up after nearly every attempt because I struggled to learn the programming aspect. Teela made it easy as pie -- the videos are a fantastic visual aid, and her instructions make learning the process so simple. In addition to the course, Teela's got an amazing community of fellow designers that provide feedback, suggestions, and experiences -- truly artists supporting artists! Teela also made herself super accessible and responds to any question with helpful information & constructive advice. Sign up -- you won't regret it.
Ever since I started taking lettering seriously and made a business out of it, I've been dreaming about creating my own fonts. Sadly the process can be complicated and while there's information on how to do it if you search deeply, no other course or post I've read really goes deep into how to properly construct a font. And the thing is that if you want to sell your fonts, they need to be properly constructed and coded. That is why I worked on my first font for about 2 years without much luck until I signed up for this class with Teela. I was amazed with the fact that I learned everything I needed to finally launch my first font in just one week!
Teela has years of experience teaching, and you can tell right away the course is super easy to follow and the community behind the course is amazing. This has been one of my favorite classes and it paid for itself super fast after I released my first font. If you are thinking about enrolling, think no more, just do it!
Teela's brilliant course has given me all of the skills needed to successfully create 2 fonts! I was initially worried about using software that I was unfamiliar with, but Teela does such a good job breaking down the process into steps that are easy to follow. The Facebook group for this course is also super helpful and Teela and the other students reply to questions quickly making the process much smoother! The tips and tricks I have learned about Photoshop and Illustrator have helped me beyond font-making to streamline my process for digitizing my lettering and creating logos.
Hey! I’m Teela and I help ambitious graphic designers and hand letterers level-up their skills and creativity through online courses and free video tutorials on my site: every-tuesday.com.
If you’re familiar with Every-Tuesday, then you know my love for lettering + design runs deep. In fact, in the last 3 years, I’ve taught over 45,000 students and my design + lettering videos on youtube have accumulated over 5 million views.
I love sharing what I’ve learned over my career and the creative tips that will have your artwork leveling up in no time.
Teela's class is absolutely a must if you want to learn how to make your own font. She took Glyphs, a program that looked intimidating to me, and explained how to use it simply and clearly. I am so glad that I seized the opportunity and took the class - it was worth it!
I cannot recommend this course enough. I can't recommend Teela as a teacher enough. The course was introduced and presented in a very accurate way, what you read is what you get. If hand-lettered fonts are something you want learn how to make, this is the course for you.
Last year I tried to teach myself font making, but I was super frustrated by the lack of information out there. When I saw this course I felt like it had been made just for me! It was exactly what I needed. Teela broke the whole process down into easy to absorb steps, and she really goes above and beyond to help if you get stuck. This was the first course I'd ever bought for myself, and I am so glad I did!
I was intimidated by Illustrator prior to the course, but this has made me a lot more fearless when it comes to playing around and experimenting with vectors. It's also helped me at work because I feel much more comfortable with both Illustrator and Photoshop. Teela is an amazing teacher and super helpful with any follow-up questions you might have. If you've developed your own lettering style, or even if you're still trying to find a style, the course really helps you understand all the elements of each letter and how they fit together.
I'm always a bit skeptic when it comes to online classes, but Teela's class exceeded my expectations. The whole course is well-structured, the tutorials are easy to follow and — to me even more important - extremely pleasant to watch. I guess I will never forget the feeling of typing out my name in MY font for the first time. Such a great experience! And seeing my font being used by others to create T-Shirts, their wedding invitation (what an honor!) or blog posts was a quite spectacular feeling as well. Thanks Teela for helping me to turn my handwriting into a font!
I'm so happy Teela created this extensive course. I have taken a font making course before and it was great for me to get my toes wet but could only take me so far as there aren't a lot of resources for really getting into Glyphs. I didn't have the time or desire to read the Glyphs software manuals. Teela's course covers everything you need to know so you can put out a fully functional and valuable font (even how to connect those script letters!). I think the biggest bonus is the Facebook group. If you get stuck along the way and need help, you can post a question in the group and you'll get an answer back from Teela or the other amazing artists that have already taken the course. It's definitely an investment and a no-brainer for type lovers.
A clickable pdf that has all of the supplies and software used throughout the class listed for easy access.
A set of printable guides (lines, italics, grid and dot grid) for keeping your lettering uniform for font making.
An Illustrator file to save you time with bringing your artwork from Illustrator directly into the the font making software (Glyphs), perfectly aligned.
Don't forget to hand letter all the characters you'll need with this handy list for English only and multilingual fonts.
Highly detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to integrate standard ligatures, discretionary ligatures, stylistic alternates and contextual alternates (initial and end forms) into your fonts for extra customization. $20 value.
4 videos and over 40 minutes of tips and strategies (even if you have a small social following!) for selling your fonts. Includes clickable selling tips cheat sheets for everything mentioned. $97 value.
Don't feel like you're alone in this! If you ever get stuck, want to share your success stories or need to talk an issue out, you'll have a font-loving community (myself included) there to listen + help.
The example font we use throughout the class is based on the characters from Miss Magnolia. That font (titled Magnolia Script) is included with your enrollment, so you can see the full file structure folder for both licenses and have the actual font files to refer to if you ever need them. $42 value.
The proven step-by-step process to create professional and profitable hand lettered fonts.
This course is packed with my exact methods for font making from start to finish, as well as my best font selling strategies. I'm confident these methods will help you to reach your font making goals and I want to remove any risk from the very beginning.
Take 30 days to dive into the course, implement the methods and create your own font. If you feel you haven't learned anything new, email me within those 30 days of purchase and I'll issue a full refund.
I was looking for a way to expand and use my growing lettering skills and the "Learn Font Making" course felt like it was designed specifically for me. Teela has really hit her stride as an educator with the course. The resources are endless, she guides you through each step of the process, and anticipates questions and issues you may have along the way. Consider yourself warned that this course makes font-making addicting! It's an added bonus that I've been able to add to my passive revenue stream as a designer - this course pays for itself in no time.
Taking the course 'Learn Font Making' with Teela has proven to be invaluable. The attention to detail, and ease of following along, made this course enjoyable and empowering. Not only was the course easy to understand and implement, the continued support from Teela was something I was blown away by. Although font making can be a daunting skill to learn, I finished this course with confidence to go forward, into the font making and font selling world knowing I'd have success. I have since paid for the course 3 times over with the sales of my fonts in just 6 months. Teela's skills and knowledge as well as kind, genuine heart made for the perfect learning experience.
*The price of this course will increase to $397 next year*