Resources I Used To Create Fonts

Font making is an art. It takes a lot of time, talent, and skills to really create a beautiful font face that is legible, high quality, and works across all platforms. I learned everything I know about font making from this class. I legit cannot recommend this class enough. I made back the money I spent on the class SO fast because the amount of detail and information Teela gives you is incredible. After this class, you'll have EVERYTHING you need to create an epic, legit, worthy-to-make-millions-off-of font. She only opens it a few times a year, so make sure to keep checking back because you won't want to miss it. She also is just a wealth of knowledge with SO many things, so you'll love following her and learning from her.

In this lesson, I'm going to teach you a sort of "hack" for making a font. I won't go into as much detail as you'll get from Every Tuesday, but it will be fun and a great way to get started to see if font making is for you! 


The iFontMaker app transforms your handwriting into a font in like 10 minutes. It's such a fun app. I created Happy Dance with this app. You can’t create letters and then bring them into the app, which is pretty limiting. And it doesn’t give you as much power or freedom as the class listed above, but if you’re not super into font making to make money or creating a bunch of different kinds of font, or if you just want to make a font out of your own handwriting, you'll love this app. It’s awesome for simple fonts that you're ok with drawing straight into the app. And if nothing else, it’s a ton of fun to play with. Be sure to check out the workbook for more information on how and where to sell your fonts! 

Make sure to take my Lettering class to learn everything that goes into making a successful, beautiful, cohesive font.

Hand lettering on the iPad pro

Tips & Tricks:

  • Simply draw straight into the app, filling in each letter of the alphabet.
  • This app allows you to edit your paths. Play around with that and get your letters looking just how you want them.
  • The most important thing about creating a font is the spacing between each letter. Fine-tune the common pairings for a professional-looking font.

I highly, highly, highly recommend checking out Teela's font making class that I linked at the beginning of this lesson. You won't regret it. Teela has included a Font Making Mini-Course that includes three free videos and access to the class even when enrollment is closed to everyone else. So if you enjoyed turning your handwriting into a font and you're wanting to take this whole font design thing seriously, I suggest signing up for the mini-course and she’ll take good care of you! We've got one more lesson in this class, so pop over to the next lesson to hear my final thoughts! 

ASSIGNMENT: Use the iFontMaker app to create your own unique font. If you want even more font fun, check out Every Tuesday's amazing class!