Meet a creative: Misti
How do you usually find inspiration?
I am always looking at lettering and fonts online and in real life. I also just experiment drawing letterforms and see what happens.
Could you please describe your creative process?
I just create whatever I am inspired to create in that moment, and I go with the flow. I try to post a new font about once a week, but sometimes it takes longer. I mostly create the fonts on the computer in Adobe Illustrator, but lately I have been drawing the fonts on my iPad.
What is the thing that you like about your design job the most?
I really enjoy always being creative and sharing my work with others. I also like how flexible my work is, so that I can work anywhere in the world.
What is the font you have created that makes you feel more proud?
I was really proud of my font, Dream Her, as it was difficult to make. I am happy with the results.
Did you expect to make a living out of this? Could you imagine that your fonts would become this successful?
In the beginning, I did not expect to make money from this. However, people started offering to pay for my work, which was very surprising to me. I definitely did not expect my work to become so popular over time.
Looking back, what would have you done differently?
I think I would have started learning more about typography and type design sooner. Lately, I have been working on educating myself on the practical side of typography and type design. I think this is important to make better-designed fonts.
What is the next thing you would like to create?
I want to delve more into creating Sans-Serif, Serif, Blackletter, and Graffiti styled fonts.
Can you give us some tips for somebody that wants to start crafting their first project?
- Find a style that really appeals to you and work on developing that to the best of your ability.
- Be inspired, but don’t copy other people’s work.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things.