Running a business means you're wearing alllll the hats. It can be really tough to stay on top of everything you need to do (or find new systems to make your life easier).
I've compiled all my most commonly-used resources below.
Note: There are some affiliate links in here, but I wouldn't recommend them if I didn't absolutely love them!
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Glyphs is my all-time favorite font creation software. It's super intuitive and user-friendly, and still has everything you need to create simple or complex typefaces. Only bummer is it's just for Mac.
My first 20 or so fonts were made with FontSelf – it gave me the ability to get started without having to learn a whole new software. A plugin for Illustrator, just design your character set, then drag and drop into the plugin.
Unless I'm drawing on paper, all of my handwritten fonts are done in Procreate.
Can't have FontSelf without Illustrator! I also use Illustrator to vectorize my script and handwritten fonts before moving them over to Glyphs.
Some of my very favorite calligraphy pens. They have a little bit of a learning curve but are a lot of fun to use if you want to create serif forms on paper.
One of the best investments I made — creating handwritten fonts on an iPad is so much simpler than creating and scanning in handwritten forms.
Font Design Tools
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Running your own business means wearing all the hats – consider this your hat rack.
Here are a few of my favorite resources for marketing, graphics, and all the business stuff!
Boring but helpful; invite your accountant and categorize everything.
Some of the better stock images I've been able to find.
Forever obsessed (this site uses a Tonic template). Use code JENWAGNER15 for 15% off.
Revolutionary video + still mockup templates; my little side project.
They're on top for a reason. Check out their extensive library.
New to the mockup game (underused) and gorgeous.
Their templates save me so much time on guide formatting.
Find a marketing agency without the headache.
In this 13-page PDF, you'll learn the basic principles I follow in my font pairings, plus discover 9 pre-made font combinations (both free and paid) you can start using today!
Learn how to install fonts onto different operating systems in this HubSpot article.
Learn how to use WhatFontIs to easily find any font from an image, similar fonts, and where to purchase.
In this article, I’ll show you how to access special characters in a font on your computer following a few simple steps.