What I do
I create custom handwriting fonts from your handwriting.
There are a lot of reasons for making a custom handwriting font. Usually it’s simply because it’s a lot of fun to be able to type in your own handwriting!
Sometimes it’s a big time-saver to have your signature digitized.
Or maybe you have designed your own font (on paper, or in Photoshop/Illustrator) and want to have a font file to use in print and online. You can even create your own cipher alphabet by filling out symbols or drawing in the order form!
People also order a font when they or a loved one have mobility issues that cause writing difficulties. In that case they can opt to create a font of their handwriting as it is now, or as it was before. (MS, Parkinson’s, ALS, SCI, stroke, TBI, athritis..)
Sometimes I get the request to create a font from the handwriting of a person who is deceased. This is also very possible, and I’m always happy to help maintain that small part of a person’s legacy.
This part is easy. You buy it, you can use it for whatever you like.
The only limitations are that:
- you are not allowed to alter the font file in any way.
- you are not allowed to re-sell the font file
(If you do like to sell your font please contact me to discuss the options).
All other use (commercial and non-commercial alike) is allowed. You can type snail mail letters to your pen pals, use the font in any commercial project, sell T-Shirts with text in your font, create posters or flyers, use it as a webfont, use it in your app, or use it in your movie. The possibilities are endless!
Difference with robot fonts
You might be wondering what the difference is between ordering a font of mine, and using a free online font generator. (for example myscriptfont ).
In the case of a free generator it’s a computer doing the work, this often results in a script that doesn’t flow as well, with characters that can be too jagged or overly smoothened, and the font often has spacing issues. If you write in cursive, chances are it will look downright bad with letters not connecting to each other.
I manually enter and adjust each character to smoothen out any bumps a scanner might have cause. In the case of joined script I pay extra attention to the connections so that all letters will join nicely, and for all fonts I make sure the characters are spaced to match the sample writing on the order form.