Amberwood: From Wordmark To Typeface
Amberwood is a font made from merging blackletter calligraphy features with sans serif structure. The idea for this concept came in the process of making a word mark for a brewery and the resulting font is great for fairy tale content, fantasy logos, book covers, and food packaging.
Defining Your Target Audience as a Small Business Owner: Why It Matters
Even a niche small business needs to know their ideal customer and what sets their business apart. Don't fall into the trap of trying to sell to everyone – instead, focus on appealing to the people who will appreciate what you have to offer.
Beyond Brand Fonts, Practical Uses For Custom Fonts
Custom fonts can be used to make adding images among text easier, to create a font that has specific features needed, or to add language support that is missing. They can be so much more than just an extension of a brand.
An archive of previously sent email newsletters, in case you missed something.
Making Model Letters For Young Learners: Formulate Font Family
When we send our children to school, teachers find and use resources like worksheets and fonts to guide their students through learning how to form and recognize letters. The goal of the Formulate font family was to create a high quality resource for the process of learning how to write.
Indigenous Language Support Added To Tofino: Nuu-chah-nulth
Adding Indigenous language support to Tofino with a brief guide on how to add this kind of support to your own fonts.
A changlog for the updates happening in the Tofino typeface
Making Avona: Fonts For All Your Fantasy Things!
How I set out to capture the essence of fantasy in a typeface that would also meet the demands of good user interface typography. Avona and Avona Serif were crafted to be used together to get maximum fantasy vibes and function.
Book List For Aspiring Type Designers
My top recommended books for type designers learning type design, from beginners to advanced.
Currency Symbols In A Latin Language Character Set
Currency symbols are a part of language support. A typeface with wide Latin Language support should include currency symbols from countries that speak or use the Latin alphabet and could potentially use the typeface to set their content.
The Journey Of Making Tofino: A West Coast Swiss Typeface
The journey of creating Tofino, a typeface I have been working on since 2014
How To Choose A Typeface Like A Pro: Resource List
After going through the experience of designing my own typeface and connecting with other type designers I’ve learned more about the industry and found better ways of finding type.
Font Licensing Explained
Font licensing is handled differently by every retailer and can be confusing to navigate. Here's an an overview of what things you can expect and what to watch out for when you are dealing with font licensing.
The Design Process Of Making Tofino
A detailed look into the process behind created my Tofino typeface.
Cats Of Booktopia
A rebrand of a West Van Youth Literature festival called Booktopia. It features icons of the internet's favourite animal.
Signs of Kauai
The were many examples of hand-painted signage in little Kauai, here are a few of my favourites.
Typefaces In Time
Links and resources from my talk about buying modern typefaces at Creative Mornings Vancouver.
The Grass on the Other Side: Advice for Soon-To-Be Design Graduates
Ten pieces of advice I would give to myself when I graduated.
The Power Of Personal Projects
In a world where skills are increasingly specialized, you can learn more about your colleagues by assigning yourself a personal project and learning new skills.
Grandad's Calligraphy And Art Desk
A tour of grandad Charles' vintage calligraphy and art supplies