#SurelySimple Inspiration: Karin of iPad Lettering

Let’s hear from Karin of @iPadLettering today! Karin’s work is predominantly (as of now) on the iPad, and she also shares tutorials and other iPad related items (like procreate brushes and guides). If you’re planning to start lettering on your iPad, check out her helpful work on her instagram and site. Check out this interview at Surely Simple, if you want to know more about Karin and her creative process.ย Now let’s hear from Karin herself!

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Please tell me a bit about yourself.

Iโ€™m from New Zealand and I have been a software developer for almost 20 years. Because I always wanted to be more creative, I decided to study graphic design and recently completed my degree.

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How would you describe your lettering/ calligraphy style?

Very modern, I like making my letters โ€˜bounceโ€™ ๐Ÿ™‚

What makes you motivated enough to keep on keeping on with your work?

I love lettering so much, which is all the motivation I need. I love working with bright colours, and playing with different colours and lettering styles relaxes me a lot.

 

Would you rather go the freelance way or do you prefer a more regulated and secure way of work?

I have been a freelancer for most of my career and really enjoy the freedom and flexibility.

#SurelySimple Inspiration: Karin of iPadLettering via opinion9.com

#SurelySimple Inspiration: Karin of iPadLettering via opinion9.com #SurelySimple Inspiration: Karin of iPadLettering via opinion9.comWhat makes you the happiest when it comes to looking at your progress?

Iโ€™m not really looking at my progress, I just enjoy the journey. I know that my style will be ever evolving and Iโ€™m just letting it take its course.

 

Half glass full or half glass empty? Whatโ€™s your attitude in life in general?

Definitely half glass full! Iโ€™m a very positive person and live in the moment as much as I can.

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Who do you look up to in your field? Or in life as a whole?

There are a lot of people I look up to! I wouldnโ€™t be able to name anyone in particular.

 

How many hours do you put in for your work everyday?

I work a full time job and then I work on my lettering 2-3 hours every day, and more on the weekends.

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What book/ podcast are you currently reading/listening to?

The Tim Ferriss show

How do you think you have evolved in your art- has it changed you?

I have definitely become more creative, which is something I have always dreamt of.

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Whatโ€™s next in your artistic journey?

More lettering!

Thanks for sharing, Karin! -Aaria

P.S. You can find Karin on Instagram under @ipadlettering and her website is ipadlettering.com

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#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel’s Lettering

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#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering

Please tell me a bit about yourself.

My name isย Hazelย and I have the most amazing, supportive husband and two beautiful girls at home who sure keeps me busy.ย  My lettering hobby turned into addiction this past March shortly after I signed up for an online course. The course helped boost my confidence and decided to start my own lettering account in IG.ย  I’m not saying that everyone should take a course.ย  I know some, if not most, are self taught.ย  I’m just speaking for me ๐Ÿ™‚

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#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews
How would you describe your lettering/ calligraphy style?

My lettering style I would say is simple, modern and I like to incorporate different font styles(lower case and upper case) in one word or through out a piece I am working on.

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#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews
What makes you motivated enough to keep on keeping on with your work?

What keeps me motivated is definitely the whole #calligrafriends and IG’s lettering community who have been so encouraging in my lettering journey so far and also seeing that my work is being liked makes me feel good.

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Would you rather go the freelance way or do you prefer a more regulated and secure way of work?

If you had asked me this 10 years ago I would say freelance way but now that I have children, I do want more of a secured type of work with my own regulations ๐Ÿ˜‰

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#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

What makes you the happiest when it comes to looking at your progress?

Seeing that the pieces I have done are being admired by many people definitely makes me feel good and also when my girls say “Mom, you’re a good writer!” makes me the happiest even though I’m pretty sure they want ice cream.

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews
Half glass full or half glass empty? Whatโ€™s your attitude in life in general?

To me, it’s all relative.ย  Having children of my own and seeing how fast they grow in my very own eyes made me realized that I have to enjoy and capture every moment, live in the present, ย and most of all, be happy.

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#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

Who do you look up to in your field? Or in life as a whole?

I always look up to my mom because she is the most kind hearted, unselfish, caring, beautiful, and strongest person I know.ย  I am very fortunate to have her as my mother.

ย How many hours do you put in for your work everyday?

I work about 8 hours a day.

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#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

What book/ podcast are you currently reading/listening to?

As of right now, I am reading “The Chronicles of Narnia” to my littles at night.ย  We shall see how long that will take us to finish.

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

How do you think you have evolved in your art- has it changed you?

I have more confidence in finding my own style.

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

#SimpleAlphabets Inspiration: Hazel's Lettering// Opinion9.com creative interviews

Whatโ€™s next in your artistic journey?

I just want to continue to practice daily and to work on my own style.ย  As a newbie, ย I am still learning and trying out new things everyday.

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Click to findย Hazels’ preferred tools:

Tombowย Dual Brush Pens

Tombow Fudenosuke Pens

Tombow Mono Erasers

Finetec Metallic Palette

Pentel Aquash Waterbrush Pen

Rhodia Dot Pad

Watercolors from Artist’s Loft

Kuretake Brush Pen

Tombow Mono Pencils

Thanks for sharing, Hazel! Connect with her on her instagram @hazelslettering.

 

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