Have you ever wondered how font designers are able to come up with various font designs every time? I have the answer. This week, I would like to talk about a talented font designer from Ana’s Fonts and how she managed to get inspiration for her designs. Let’s learn more about Ana.
Could you tell us about yourself?
I’m Ana, a font designer from Portugal and currently living in Paris, France. I started making and selling fonts in 2014 and specialize in handmade typefaces, although I love creating all styles of fonts.
How long have you been in this industry?
I have been in this industry for 5 years and above
When did you know you wanted to pursue designing and start selling it?
I have been interested in design since I was around 12 and started using Photoshop, and making my own brushes and textures. At the time, I was also in love with fonts, but didn’t think I could make my own fonts. Once I learned how to make fonts, I never wanted to stop!
What inspires you the most? Where do you get your inspiration?
I get inspiration from everything around me; books, magazines, old movie posters, old documents, advertising, other people’s handwriting. I notice fonts everywhere!
Are you a traditional or digital artist? What are your preferred mediums to create your designs and graphics?
I prefer to start from traditional and then scan and vectorize, but I also have completely made fonts digitally. My favorite media is good old ink and paper!
Could you describe your design style?
I have different design styles, some fonts are more to cute and casual style, while others are more on the grungy and vintage side. I try to keep things quirky and unique.
What is your favorite part of the designing process?
I like all parts, but lately sketching and making the presentation images have been my favorites. I love working on new ideas, and taking the fonts out for a spin when I am creating the previews.
Have you ever experienced creative blocks before? How did you handle it?
Sure! Sometimes, I try to work through it, by looking for inspiration in other shops, on Pinterest, or even old sketchbooks. But other times,I just rest or start other projects. Usually while I’m busy thinking about something else, inspiration will strike! Taking a walk also works nicely for me.
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Do you have any advice or tips for future graphic designers out there?
Just start! Don’t hesitate to put your work out there, because we are always improving.
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Vintage Font Design by Ana
Ana has created a bunch of font designs and typefaces throughout the years. Her strong passion towards fonts makes her notice any font, anywhere. Other than that, the vintage and classic touch in her designs will definitely walk you down memory lane. Check out Ana’s Fonts now for more astounding font packs and bundles!