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J Dots Hand Lettering Video

I recently started my own YouTube channel featuring speed art of my lettering drawings. Below is the first video I uploaded, featuring a lettering style that I’ve had a few friends ask me about. Have a lettering style you would like to see me draw? View the video on youtube and leave a comment! I’ll […]

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Year of Type: A Personal Challenge

For 2017 I have set a personal challenge: to draw one lettering project every day. These projects don’t need to be anything groundbreaking (in fact, so far they haven’t been), but they do need to focus on a few areas that I want to improve on with my hand lettering projects. Those improvements include:   […]

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11 Free Vintage Hand Lettering Books

When beginning hand lettering, one of the best ways to start is to copy. This doesn’t mean necessarily re-drawing other people’s work, but having a type style to follow and compare your own drawings to helps a lot to troubleshoot any problems that you are having with wonky letter forms. These are the books that […]

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Design Interview Questions: Ask Them

December 15, 2016 by Erin Trampel Uncategorized 0 Comments

When attending a job interview there is one thing that many interviewees forget: you aren’t the only one being evaluated. You are also trying to decide if the company that you are interviewing with is somewhere that you would like to work. This means that you should not only be answering questions, but also evaluating […]

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Setting Up Templates: How much do you want to annoy the guy after you?

A few months ago I was laid off my first full-time job. My position was eliminated, and they will not be replacing me. While this stinks to high heavens, I realistically had to prepare my soon-to-be ex-coworkers for life without any designers on staff. This means not only that I have to rush through projects that […]

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How to Stay Sane After Being Laid Off

As someone who was recently laid off, I find that there’s a few things that help keep the sanity while unemployed. These tips are things that I have been doing myself based on various other advice. These things may or may not work for you, but I find them helpful. Stick to a Schedule Go […]

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