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Font Designer of The Week: Naughty Pen | TheHungryJPEG

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If any of you are wondering where to find fancy and quirky handwritten fonts, you might have to visit Naughty Pen to find your answer. This week, I would like to share about Jade, one of our fresh font designers who’s able to produce numerous modern-looking fonts to bring out the fun in your creative projects. Check out our interview session below!

Could you tell us about yourself?

Hi, my name is Jade and I love all creative things! I make fun handwritten fonts and cute graphics under my store named Naughty Pen. It’s been such a joy creating these digital assets for others to use! I also love gouache painting, modern calligraphy and crafting accessories with polymer clay when I have extra time.

How long have you been in this industry?

I’ve been in this industry for about 1 – 3 years

When did you know you wanted to pursue designing and start selling it? 

It started out when the pandemic hit last year. My fiancé had gifted me an iPad and Apple Pencil for Christmas and I’ve been using this as my main tool to illustrate digital artworks ever since. Since I had extra free time on top of my day job working as a designer, I thought why not try to create these into sellable digital assets on marketplaces such as THJ, Creative Fabrica, etc. So I opened up my own stores and voila, it just kept rolling! I started off with drawing clipart, then I ventured into the world of font making – and I never looked back!

What inspires you the most? Where do you get your inspiration?

My cats really inspire me to illustrate on a daily basis. I usually get my inspiration from local artists or even international illustrators whom I’ve discovered through social platforms like Pinterest and Youtube.

Are you a traditional or digital artist? What are your preferred mediums to create your designs and graphics?

I do a mix of both! I honestly enjoy sketching on paper, and then transferring it to digital (Procreate & Photoshop) to do the outlines, coloring, and further fine-tuning. My preferred mediums would be gouache paint for traditional and Procreate app for digital illustrating.

Could you describe your design style? 

Fun vibrant pastels with a bit of its kooks and quirks, I think?

What is your favorite part of the designing process? 

Outlining a sketch and picking a color palette.

Have you ever experienced creative blocks before? How did you handle it?

Of course, I think all artists/designers will experience creative blocks. I will take a break from trying to force-create anything. I’ll play with my cats, exercise or watch a movie to unwind. If there wasn’t a lockdown, I’d be going out for sure! 

Pen-picked Fonts by Jade

Do you have any advice or tips for future graphic designers out there?

Just start and keep the momentum going by creating something every single day. Even if it doesn’t turn out well midway, trust the process and do your best to continue with it because the end results will always surprise you!

If there is something you wish The Hungry JPEG could do for you, Tell us.

A stronger community especially amongst vendors/store owners.

Latest from Naughty Pen

It all started with a hobby and now, Jade has proven that she can make a living with it. What an inspiration! Despite being new, Jade knows how to create modish and trendy font styles for your creative use. Since all of her font designs are timeless, you don’t need to be worried about looking outdated and old-fashioned. There’s endless possibilities with Jade’s handwritten styles. Visit Naughty Pen and add your new favorite fonts into the collection now!

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