All fonts automatically come with a license for personal & small commercial use. That means you can use the fonts for all personal projects, as well as projects where you make items for sale with my fonts. Examples of items for sale with my fonts are printables, logos, t-shirts, or wedding invitations.
You may not provide the font files you purchase to others, regardless of the reason. You may outline the font(s) if requested, for printing purposes. The font files are licensed only to the person that made the purchase. If someone requests the font files for any reason, please send them to me — I’d be happy to hook them up with the appropriate item to purchase. You may NOT convert individual characters to .svg format and re-sell alphabets that have been made from my fonts.
For large scale commercial or broadcast use of my fonts, please contact me for additional licensing information.
In most cases, following your instant download & unzipping of the files, installing the font should be as easy as double-clicking the file, and then confirming any dialogue boxes that pop up for installation.
Special characters are accessible through specialized design programs like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
Should you need additional help, please feel free to contact me!
Nearly all fonts that I sell are provided as .otf files. Should you need additional file types, like .ttf or webfonts, you are welcome to contact me and I’ll help you!
The short answer is…whatever I can get my hands on! 🙂
I’m a big fan of Sumi ink and the Brause pumpkin nib. I also letter with Tombows, Microns, or just a regular ol’ pen to paper. I use an iPad Pro & Apple Pencil for digital lettering within the Procreate app.
On the software side, I use Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, and Glyphs.
I’m available for custom font design & would be thrilled to help you with your project!
Custom font design starts at $5,000 USD for a single, simple font. “Simple” is defined as full uppercase, full lowercase, numbers, punctuation, standard keyboard symbols, and accented characters for Western European language support. Extra features are additional fees, like additional language support types, ornaments, standard & discretionary ligatures, contextual alternates, swashes, & so on. Don’t know what those mean?! Don’t worry — I have additional info for you if you’d like to read up on the process!
Initially, I provide a short questionnaire in order to get a feel for your requirements & to figure out whether or not my style is a good fit for your custom font. If it’s determined that we’re a good fit for each other, we’ll dive a bit further into the details & the requirements for your font.
Based on your answers to everything & any inspirational examples you provide, I’ll prepare an alphabet for you to give feedback on. The lettering will be provided as a watermarked low resolution .jpg file. You’ll have the opportunity to give specific feedback on individual letters that may need adjusting. You will be required to approve the alphabet ahead of programming the font.
Programming the font means that the lettering is going to be put together in such a way that you can easily double click to install the standard font file and then begin using it on your machine in text editors or any type of computer program that allows font use. (Browser-based programs like Canva may require extra steps on your part to have the font properly installed per their specifications.)
The custom font design includes all font file types (.otf, .ttf, web fonts) for your use, and the font that we collaborate on is 100% exclusive to you for your use — meaning, it’s never going to be resold, nor will be be available for anyone else to purchase. Turn around time on this varies, but I usually estimate about a month for this — usually divided up between the actual lettering, and programming. Payment required is 50% up front to start, and the remainder due prior to digital delivery of finalized font files.
Please contact me if you’re interested in a totally custom font!
I highly recommend using software in which you are able to utilize a glyphs panel, like Illustrator or recent versions of Photoshop CC. You may be able to use a character map to copy & paste the alternate characters, though it is not the easiest or fastest method. If you are purchasing a font with alternate or special characters, it is your responsibility to know & understand how to access those characters.