Hey there designer, if you’re here, it’s because you’re actively looking for some super cute fonts for your projects. I’ve got them & here’s the self-serving spoiler alert – you can get all of my fonts for life here. At the time of writing, I have about 50 new fonts that I’ll be releasing over the coming year on top of my 140+ already-released fonts & I’m always planning more. Now that I’ve made my pitch, I have what might be some of the best information you’ll read today.
You Can Have a Great Business in Fonts
If you’ve got the desire to learn & the commitment to invest in the tools needed, you can have mobility & a steady, predictable revenue stream.
Confession: My actual handwriting is pretty much crap. It’s amusing to me that my husband will often push a form toward me whenever we need to fill out information, saying that my handwriting is better than his. It may be a bit more legible, but if I have to fill anything out, it will look absolutely nothing like the cute fonts that I have on my website – I literally had to train myself to letter every single one of the fonts you see on my site.
During the early stages, I’d seen so many lettering artists talk about drills and developing muscle memory. I questioned it — sometimes literally out loud — whether muscle memory was even a thing as it relates to lettering. Turns out, it is. Y’all, it’s a real thing. Who knew?!
Anyway, I always think about it like this – even if the world’s greatest artist was playing Pictionary, what you’d see would look nothing like their actual real work. That’s because it takes time, effort, and inspiration to design a font … much in the same way that a painter would plan out their next masterpiece.
How Does One Begin Designing Fonts?
I started out in the design world as a branding expert, designing logos and brand identities for my customers. I’d always had an interest in font design and learning how to hone my lettering skills. To make a long story short, I took a font design course and learned how to do all of the seemingly complicated things to turn my lettering into an actual quality font. To a new learner, it is complicated, but I would actually say that the process more complex than anything.
Cute fonts are my favorite to letter & program. I take a lot of time to plan out my alphabet, create various versions of the letters, multiple symbols, and select the characters that fit the style of font that I’m envisioning in my head…and trust me, at any given time, there are a ton of ideas floating around in there, especially for new cute fonts! On occasion, a font idea will often completely change into something I never intended it to – I think that it’s part of trusting the process that leads to the end result.
It seems that my followers think cute fonts are pretty awesome, too. I typically get the most comments on things that I think are “cute” even though they can take on a variety of styles, like printed fonts or script fonts. I think that my crafting font bundles are the best collections of cute fonts that you’ll be able to find on my website! These font bundles are also some of the best values for picking up multiple fonts at a fraction of the cost!
My Bestselling Cute Fonts
Best Buds is one of my more recent releases, and the cuteness is almost unbearable. This sort of font has many possible uses but I really like it best for social media graphics. I think that the text has an interesting quality to it – oversized capital letters, smaller lowercase letters that sit higher than the baseline, and some really fun alternate characters that feature either a heart, a line, or a dot. Anything designed using this font will have a super playful mood, and I think that Valentine’s Day would be the perfect occasion to be able to use this font! That’s also why I gave it such a fun brand with the idea of things that go well together & my customers constantly come up with even more ideas in their own content!
Frick and Frack is another one of my cute fonts that I think people absolutely adore. It’s a monoline font – meaning, there aren’t thicker downstrokes and thinner upstrokes, it’s just consistent all the way through! It mirrors the way a ballpoint pen or a gel pen would write, and it’s got a slightly messy handwritten look! I love the ligatures that I included in this font, because it really enhances the handwritten feel!
You can purchase both Best Buds & Frick and Frack as individual fonts, but if you’re really looking to expand your arsenal of cute fonts, I would highly recommend checking out my Handlettered Font Bundle, which includes ALL of the fonts in my shop! There are more than 140 fonts, and it also includes access to future font releases totally for free!
My Recommendations for Aspiring Font Designers
Check out Teela’s course – that’s the first investment that you’ll need to make to begin designing your very own fonts & creating more than the boring sort of fonts that so many of us get tired of seeing. She makes additional tool recommendations in the course that will help in any of your font designs along with specific settings that you might want to use on your given system & all sort of fun facts & helpful information that you’ll need for font-making. There’s also a closed Facebook group that you can ask questions & get information specific to what you’re working on – maybe I’ll see you there!