October Chalkboard Lettering | offthebeatenpress.com

At my full time job, I sometimes get opportunities to practice my lettering skills. A few months ago I did an lettering for an infographic that we then turned into a video. This time, I just got to draw on a chalkboard about upcoming company events! I do these from time to time, but this

Where there are Octobers | offthebeatenpress.com

I was so happy that when we visited Canada this summer, I got to see Green Gables! I hadn’t visited since I was a little kid and it was just a blessing to have a gorgeous afternoon to explore the spot of the island that inspired such a beautiful book. In that book L. M.

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

I was really excited to work with some other local vendors for this styled shoot. It took place in August at Historic Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville. Ruie + Grace coordinated the whole thing and did a truly incredible job. When they first emailed me about the styled shoot, I knew I had to do

monday motivation: hustle | offthebeatenpress.com

Monday’s have been crazy challenging for me recently. I have a long to-do list for my small business and going in to my full time job just takes away all my energy. This morning though, my coworker asked me to letter some Monday Motivation for their instagram feed. It was nice to walk in and

be ABCs | offthebeatenpress.com

I see these kind of quotes all the time, “Be Bold,” “Be Honest,” etc. I like them a lot, but wanted to write out a list of the ones that I know I need to listen to for myself. This was a really rough sketch, kinda in a more childish lettering style, that I did.

We won't know until we get there | offthebeatenpress.com

Ever get a song stuck in you head? Always. Now, whenever I do, I practice lettering it, first on paper and then as a vector. I really like what this one says. I’m realizing I don’t know what to do about life a lot of the time, and that its okay because we’ll never know.

National Donut Day | offthebeatenpress.com

Today is national donut day! I have been working on a series of “dessert cards” which I hope to get out later this year, but as a little preview, I finished up. Here was the sketch I used to create the vector. And then the final vector on top of an image. I can’t wait

Champagne is always the answer | offthebeatenpress.com

I’ve been doing lots of little doodles and things recently to practice and figure out new styles and techniques of lettering. This week I did a little champagne quote. It started simply with a soft tip brush pen and my handwriting. Then I pulled it on the computer and vectored it. I placed it on

Lettering - His mercies are new every morning | offthebeatenpress.com

From sketch to vector. It helps to meditate on words and take time detailing each letter to drive the message home. I needed this one this morning.

Infographic Lettering | offthebeatenpress.com

This past week at work we needed to create a fun infographic and video for a campaign about what restaurant workers are looking for in a job. My coworker Brandon and I worked together to get the photography just right, and then I lettered around the images he took. I built the final infographic in