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. You can reference this blog post for more information: https://beckmccormick.com/installing-fonts/.
Special characters are accessible through specialized design programs like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
Should you need additional help, please feel free to contact me!
Your font purchase will include .otf, .ttf, and webfont files!
Although I started lettering with good ol’ ink to paper, I consider myself a digital lettering artist these days. It’s a rare occasion that I put pen to paper for creating fonts. I use an iPad Pro & Apple Pencil for digital lettering within the Procreate app and the Affinity Designer app.
On the software side, I use Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, and Glyphs.
I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a font making course called Learn Font Making, taught by Teela from Every-Tuesday. You can find her course by clicking HERE. The information and support that Teela has provided has been invaluable, and I cannot recommend her course enough. Without a doubt, I would certainly not be able to do the things I’m currently doing without her help!
Teela also offers other courses that may be of interest to you if hand-lettering is something you wish to learn!
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. This blog post contains additional information: https://beckmccormick.com/accessing-opentype-features/.
FONT LICENSING TERMS
All single + bundle font purchases include personal + some commercial use under the basic license. There are some restrictions on commercial use + what you may do with the font. Please continue to the FAQ sections below to learn more about things that I prohibit. There are no special documents or fancy paperwork for the basic license!
Personal use is installing the font on your computer, and using it in programs for your own creations. A good example may be creating your own printable items with the fonts you’ve purchased, and displaying it in your own home or giving as a gift to a friend. No financial gain is involved in personal use.
Commercial use is defined as using the font for your financial gain. A good example of this may be selling a t-shirt design that you created using one of the fonts you licensed. You may sell finished products with the basic license.
Yes – this may include items like printable artwork, invites, & cards. The digital product must not include the font files themselves, nor may it include the font in any extractable format.
Yes – physical products may include things like t-shirt designs, jewelry, paper crafts & products, coffee mugs, and other decor.
Yes – you can create logos and branded materials with my fonts! The final product must not include any font files transferred to the client. Should your client need use of the font itself to create their own marketing materials, please link them up with my website so that they may license the font for their own use. You may not provide the font files to them. In addition, other individuals have access to this font – it is never for a client’s exclusive use.
Yes. You are welcome to submit the logo you design for trademark, if the logo itself contains other design elements like graphics or other fonts. Please be aware that others use the same font(s) and you may not be able to file a claim against another entity for using the same font.
Yes. I’ve included webfont files so that you may install the font on your own website.
Please note that I do not offer webfont support – if you intend to use it as such, you should know how to install the webfont and use it. If you need alternate file types for your website, I recommend using Transfonter. You do have permission to generate file types for webfont use if what you need is not contained within the folder already, but the generated files are for your own use.
Yes, you can use the font for social media, either for your own use, or creating finished designs for a client, so that they may post on social media.
Please note that this does not include embedding the font in a social media template for continued use. This requires additional licensing.
Yes, but this requires an extended license.
Yes, but this requires an extended license.
No, this is prohibited under the basic license. Products like this may include metal stamp sets, alphabet stickers, SVG alphabets, .png alphabets, or any other related product in digital or physical form. If you have an idea that falls within this, please contact me for custom licensing.
Yes, you can. You can use the font(s) to make finalized designs that are then turned over to Print on Demand services.
No. “Modifications” may be renaming the font, or altering the font from a functionality perspective.
No. My fonts may not be sublicensed, resold, or distributed by any license holder. You may not give the font away for free. You may not sell the fonts. You may not share it with friends or colleagues.
The basic license is non-exclusive and may not be transferred to another user. The basic license allows for installation on three personal devices by a single user. All files are copyright Rebecca McCormick, Autumn Lane Paperie, Inc.