Let’s meet Millly!
Please tell me a bit about yourself.
I’m Milly, I live in Bournemouth, UK. I’m a cheese lover and a big fan of dogs! I studied Graphic Design at university and now work in an advertising agency.
How would you describe your lettering/ calligraphy style?
Brightly coloured and modern.
What makes you motivated enough to keep on keeping on with your work?
My fiancé has actually been amazing, he has been so supportive. Especially times when I get a little grumpy that I don’t think my work looks great, he gives me encouragement but also tells me what does and doesn’t work! Also the amazing Instagram community, it’s great to be part of it!
Would you rather go the freelance way or do you prefer a more regulated and secure way of work?
I love my job at the moment, I’m very lucky that I work in a creative environment, however in the future I would love to be able to work from home with my own business.
What makes you the happiest when it comes to looking at your progress?
I love seeing the amount of people I have inspired and helped out. Only a few months ago I was new to all of this and quite nervous about the work I produce. I now get messages and comments from new letterers seeking advice, it’s really shown how my knowledge has developed!
Today's #togetherweletter prompt is a perfect way to show you how I write with different equipment. Big, small and faux calligraphy! Equipment: @penteluk Aquash Water Brush @penteluk Fude Touch Sign Pen HB Pencial #rhodia A4 Dot Pad Speed: x2 #blinklettering #handlettering #brushlettering #letteringvideo #learnlettering #letteringleague #artoftype #typespire #typegang #designspiration #handletteredABCs #calligrabasics #moderncalligraphy #fauxcalligraphy
Half glass full or half glass empty? What’s your attitude in life in general?
I’m a big believer that if you act positive then positive things will happen to you. However I am human- I do have my grumpy days sometimes!
And here is the video! Letraset letters are transferred from their clear sheet onto paper by rubbing on top of them. I have used a pen in the past to do this, but found the nib cracked the letters, a coin works perfectly though! #blinklettering #letteritapril #letraset #handlettering #moderncalligraphy #typegang #typespire #typedaily #artoftype #handletteredABCs #letteringvideo #retro #letrasettransfers #LetteringLeague #designspiration
Who do you look up to in your field? Or in life as a whole?
Seb Lester is an absolutely amazing letterer and designer.
How many hours do you put in for your work everyday?
I do about an hour a day on average, some weekends if I don’t have much planned I will end up lettering for the whole day!
What book/ podcast are you currently reading/listening to?
I’m listening to a lot of Sean McCabe’s archive of podcasts at the moment, some get inspiration for pushing myself forwards with my lettering. I’m also reading the Acacia Triology by David Anthony Durhams, if you like Game of Thrones you will enjoy these books!
How do you think you have evolved in your art- has it changed you?
It’s just simply a part of me! I have to say though doing Graphic Design at uni does make me see things differently compared to a ‘normal’ person. I generally pick wine with the nicest label, and I even refused to eat at restaurant because their branding was just awful! (It’s okay though, next door there was a restaurant with amazing branding and interior) and don’t get me started on certain fonts!
What’s next in your artistic journey?
I’ve just opened up an Etsy shop, so I plan of expanding that and experimenting with different products I want to sell.
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