It’s time to strike up a friendship with TheHungryJPEG’s fresh contributor, Beck McCormick. A striking designer who makes letters for a living. Throughout the years with THJ, Beck has created up to hundreds of fonts in her store. Keep on reading to find out more about Beck!
Could you tell us about yourself?
My name is Beck, I’m a font designer & hand-lettering artist. I currently live in Southern California with my husband. We have five kids in our blended family that range in age from 15-22 years, and we have a husky pup named Boogie. We co-own a small graphic & website design agency, but my main focus is my font business.
How long have you been in this industry?
I’ve been in this industry for 3 – 4 years.
When did you know you wanted to pursue designing and start selling it?
I was working as a brand designer, and took a font making course in 2017. I’d always thought that it would be really neat to make my own fonts, but had no idea what was in store for me. After my first font sold a few copies, I was hooked, and it’s been a full time gig since then!
What inspires you the most? Where do you get your inspiration?
I find inspiration in everything around me, but it mostly comes from travel – trips I’ve taken, trips I want to take, a lengthy bucket list… that’s where most of my ideas come from, and being able to communicate those ideas through letters and styling.
Are you a traditional or digital artist? What are your preferred mediums to create your designs and graphics?
Digital all the way! I’ve worked on a few pen-to-paper fonts before, but I found the process a bit less enjoyable. I work on my iPad pretty much exclusively.
Could you describe your design style?
I would say my style is evolving. I’m not very good at sticking with one idea or style, I love to try new things and learn new techniques. Although I’m a hand-lettering artist and nearly all of my fonts are hand-lettered, I’ve been working on other styles recently, and I’m really excited about those, too!
What is your favorite part of the designing process?
I love breathing life into my fonts through their individual brands in the product images. It’s so much fun to see it come to life, create images that show how you can use the fonts, and then show it to other people!
Have you ever experienced creative blocks before? How did you handle it?
I usually just roll with it! I think that blocks are sometimes a part of the process, and there are so many other aspects to running a creative business than just creating — sometimes, when there’s a block, there are other things that need attention, like administrative tasks, so it’s easy to mentally swap over from trying to create, to other tasks that don’t require that type of energy. For me, it usually works itself out, and I can come back to creating with a fresh viewpoint.
Beck’s Top Pick
Do you have any advice or tips for future graphic designers out there?
If you love what you do, keep going. Even if it’s only five minutes a day, keep going and don’t give up!
If there is something you wish The Hungry JPEG could do for you, tell us.
I would love more granular data and statistics for my shop – I’d like to know which products are viewed most, what search terms shoppers are using, etc. so that I can tailor my offerings better.
More from Beck McCormick
As a designer who finds inspiration in travelling, Beck always comes out with fresh and elegant font designs that could add some visual identity in your style. Visit Beck McCormick now to grab the exquisite and fascinating fonts. Till then!