I currently work for a small company that handles electronic data translation of daily business-to-business transactions. It’s a mouthful, I know, but I essentially work at a computer all day implementing, managing, and supporting accounts that use the proprietary services our company offers. I definitely appreciate having a solid job that allows me to enjoy lettering on the side – not to mention, I have the perk of having my husband work for the same company, so we get to carpool and have lunch together everyday. Some may think that’s terrible, but it has been the biggest blessing ever.
Who are some of your favorite letterers?
I love this question. I’m a big list-maker, so I’ve already got an on-going list of my favorites. These all have been a huge inspiration to me:
I just use a black Pilot G-2 gel pen and a black Zig Memory System Writer Dual Tip Marker currently, but I plan to get some Micron pens, which I hear are great for lettering, as well as some calligraphy supplies to try my hand at that next.
Is it weird that I get so excited just sitting in front of a blank piece of white paper and a black pen? (I skip the pencil step – it takes too long!) I love the anticipation of what might be created next. The possibilities are endless! Nerd alert. I know. Most of the time it doesn’t turn into much, but just doodling letters over and over and over can trigger new ideas.
What do you use as reference, if any?
I don’t actually have any specific reference I use at the current moment, but so many of the blogs I follow (especially THIS ONE!) have been a great resource full of references to explore. Like this post on 20+ Calligraphy Alphabet Specimens.
What got you started?
It’d be a dream to make stationary cards and other paper goods. I love that a perfect, simple sentiment in a card with a hand-written note can really make someone’s day. The ultimate dream would be to be a part of someone’s wedding day or any other party for that matter!
Can people have you letter for them? If so where can they get a hold of you?
It’d be an honor to be able to letter for anyone! *