Learn the basics of hand-lettering AND receive a daily practice prompt list for improving your skills over the course of 30 days.
It was only about two years ago that I discovered I had this deep love affair with hand-lettering, but I had never really tried to develop the skill myself. In fact, if you would have asked me then if I was an "artist," I would have answered with a resounding NO!
But finally, I decided to change that. I devoured any and every resource or course or class I could to learn more about this beautiful art of hand-lettering, and I committed myself to a 30-day lettering challenge to improve my skills. Since then I have made such strides in my level of skill that it's now a major part of my professional services as a designer.
“I’ve been lettering for a while now and run an Etsy shop for my paintings, but I have been looking for a resource with information on how to digitize my hand-lettered pieces for printing. I had pretty much given up and Google was just not cutting it... until I found you!
I’ve never participated in this type of a “course” before, but holy cow... you are awesome. The tutorial lesson on how to convert a drawing into Photoshop/Illustrator has been a serious lifesaver and I can’t tell you how glad I am to have come across your super-helpful course today.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for compiling everything that you’ve learned and sharing it with others like me! It will be so helpful for days, months, and [hopefully] years to come. ”
— Sarah Roberson, #BetterLetteringCourse student
Lettering has the unique capability to combine the power of words with the beauty of art, and now I want to share all that I've learned with other people so that they can enjoy this fun, creative art form for themselves!
You don't have to be a professional artist or illustrator to learn the art of
hand-lettering. You just have to commit to creating the art!
Whether you're a beginner who has never tried your hand at lettering or you're an intermediate-level letterer looking to pick up some pointers on style or digital tools, my goal was to create a highly affordable, information-rich course that would allow you to noticeably improve your lettering skills in a relatively short amount of time.
In this 6-module course, we cover:
- LESSON ONE: Hand-lettering basics and terminology
- LESSON TWO: The different tools used in lettering
- LESSON THREE: Various hand-lettering artists and their unique styles
- LESSON FOUR: The process of creating a hand-lettered sketch
- LESSON FIVE: Turning that sketch into a digital piece of art
- LESSON SIX: How to continue your practice and start your 30-day lettering challenge!
- BONUS LESSON: Six additional videos showing live footage of me lettering in 26 different styles
This $20 E-Course Includes:
- Seven lessons
- 15 videos
- A 30-Day Hand-Lettering Challenge Prompt List (PDF)
- Lifetime access to the course
- Mobile/Tablet compatible
Over 1,600 students have joined the course and are practicing their daily lettering skills on Instagram. Check out the tag #BetterLetteringCourse to see their progress!
Frequently Asked Questions
what tools do i need?
All you need to reap major benefits from this course are a pencil, a pen and paper. However, for Lesson 5 specifically, it will be helpful to have access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (you can download a 30-day trial!) to follow along with the lesson and turn your own sketches into digital art. For the 30-Day Challenge, if you're a beginner it also might be helpful to have tracing paper.
WHAT IF I'M A BEGINNER?
Perfect! This course was created for both beginning and intermediate levels. Even if there are lessons you're not quite ready to tackle (like Lesson 5 about turning your sketch into digital art), you get LIFETIME ACCESS to the course so you can always come back to that lesson when you've had time to develop your skills a bit more.
Can I buy the course as a gift?
Yes! Gift certificates for the course are now available! Just:
- Click "Buy This" using the Gumroad form below to purchase a certificate for $20.
- Fill out your name/email, and the name of the person you'd like to give the course to. Enter your payment info and voila!
- Within a few days, you'll receive an email from me with a custom access code, allowing your gift recipient to redeem the course for free, PLUS a printable gift certificate that you can wrap or put in an envelope and give to your friend or family member.
Live Hand-lettering Workshop at Camp Good Life Project / Photos by Heather Krakora
About The course creator
Caroline is a designer, hand-letterer, and happiness hunter with a passion for helping creative entrepreneurs become their best, most vibrant selves. She creates authentic, unique branding through her studio, Made Vibrant, and shares insights on her blog about personal development for soulful creatives.
Recently she was invited by Jonathan Fields to teach a hand-lettering workshop at his 2014 event, Camp Good Life Project, and she has been commissioned to create hand-lettered art for various projects including book covers, apparel, branding, and event posters.