About Handlettering Cite and me

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.

I was a member of the lettering team at American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. Please enjoy and share. Thanks for visiting.

Various lettering designs created with brush, pen or computer stylus.

 

4 comments

  1. I so enjoy your lettering! And the phrases you chose to illustrate. Would you mind if I featured you on my blog?

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  3. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Congratulations!! Check out the rules on my post (http://gegallas.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/very-inspiring-blogger-award/). Best regards, G. E.

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