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Hand-Lettering Sketchbook: Techniques to Unlock Creativity

A course by Adam Hayes , Illustrator and Designer

Illustrator and Designer. Abergavenny, United Kingdom.
Joined June 2021

Fill your sketchbook with playful and creative typographic compositions to inspire your future lettering projects

  • Best seller
  • 100% positive reviews (95)
  • 3794 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Fill your sketchbook with playful and creative typographic compositions to inspire your future lettering projects

A course by Adam Hayes

Do you ever feel “stuck” during the design process? By drawing inspiration from your previous lettering work, you can overcome designer’s block and kick-start your future projects. Illustrator, and designer Adam Hayes, has discovered various ways in which a hand-lettering sketchbook can power your creative process and benefit your design projects. His design and typography expertise have seen him work with global clients including Google, Apple, Sony, and The Washington Post.

In this course, Adam shows you how to unlock your creativity by experimenting and filling your sketchbook with letterforms. Learn to play with different styles and explore the links between typography, sound, and color. Develop your favorite designs and use them to inspire future lettering projects.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 18 downloads

Sketchbooks Are Essential!
7 minutes, 34 seconds
Introduction to Drawing Letters
7 minutes, 23 seconds
Letter Styles
14 minutes, 58 seconds
Drawing Alphabets
19 minutes, 5 seconds
Letters in Boxes
13 minutes, 55 seconds
Using Colour
17 minutes, 22 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (95)
  • 3794 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 35m)
  • 18 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a unique lettering design through experimentation with different styles and compositions. Your teacher uses song lyrics, but you’re free to use your quote of choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who has an interest in typography and lettering, or for those who want to discover new ways to find inspiration for their work.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge or experience is required to take this course.

In terms of materials, you will need an A4 sketchbook, pens, pencils, and a ruler.


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3794 Students
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Adam Hayes

A course by Adam Hayes

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Illustrator and Designer

Adam Hayes is an illustrator and designer based in Wales. After completing a degree in graphic design, he went on to work on a number of freelance illustration projects, both independently and at an advertising agency. He studied a master’s at the Royal College of Arts in London before continuing to work as a freelance illustrator and typographer.

Adam works on a variety of projects across design, publishing, advertising, and even animated typography using stop-frame software. Adam’s first paid job in illustration was a project with the famous graphic designer Alan Fletcher. He has since worked with clients all over the world including Google, Apple, Facebook, Sony, The Washington Post, and GOOD magazine.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting to Know Our Tools

    • Materials
    • Sketchbooks Are Essential!
    • Introduction to Drawing Letters
  • U3

    Developing Your Creative Lettering Sketchbook

    • Letter Styles
    • Drawing Alphabets
    • Letters in Boxes
    • Furry Words: Onomatopoeia
    • Using Colour
    • Song Lyric Sketchbook Designs 1
    • Song Lyric Sketchbook Designs 2
  • U4

    How Your Sketchbooks Will Keep On Working for You

    • Sharing Your Sketches
    • Next Steps for Your Favourite Sketchbook Works
    • Your Personal Lettering Resource
  • FP

    Final project

    • Hand-Lettering Sketchbook: Techniques to Unlock Creativity

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  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Hand-Lettering Sketchbook: Techniques to Unlock Creativity. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Adam Hayes Best seller

Hand-Lettering Sketchbook: Techniques to Unlock Creativity

A course by Adam Hayes
Illustrator and Designer. Abergavenny, United Kingdom.
Joined June 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (95)
  • 3794 students