Before I jumped into the world of web design I started Handlettering Cite in 2010. I wanted to meet lettering folk and enthusiasts. To get the ball rolling I posted hand lettered designs of wit and wisdom – fancy talk for quotes and proverbs. I put out a call for contributions. A few artists accepted my offer. To fill in some space I interviewed my former colleagues at American Greetings and I shared creative processes by other lettering designers.
In the meantime I continued to letter and upload designs. The consequence of my effort was a breakthrough in lettering and illustration style and connections with new lettering friends and enthusiasts from around the world (thanks social media). I don’t seek contributors anymore. I still upload designs for better or for worse. Occasionally I interview a lettering designer or calligrapher. Handlettering Cite is my labor of love.
When I’m not working on this blog, I’m working on freelance lettering designs. In Cleveland, I was a member of the lettering team at American Greetings. I worked under Suzanne Moore who oversaw my development as a lettering designer. Mike Gold was my mentor who showed me the ways (and frustrations) of brush lettering. Today I work with brush, pen and computer stylus.
If you’re new to Handlettering Cite, welcome. If you’re returning…glad to see you. The quantity of posts vary per week and month. Your critiques, comments, questions, corrections, etc. are always welcome. I ask that you please be respectful. No one likes a monster or a know-it-all.
Thanks for visiting.
PS - Download my interactive ePortfolio to see samples (works on iPad and iPhone with iBook only). I’m available to letter your project, campaign, advertisement, etc.