Tell us about the creative projects you work on.
I write a weekly newsletter called FontDiscovery, to share design ideas, resources, inspirations, and actionable marketing tips with makers and creators. I’m working on launching a design tool with my co-founder, Wenting. I also draw comics about design and branding on my Twitter every week!
How did you get so interested in fonts and design in general?
I enjoyed drawing and painting when I was a child. However, as I grew older, I realized it was tough to make a living as a full-time fine artist, so I turned to design instead. Eventually, I started liking design better because I loved creating work to solve a specific problem, shipping things fast, and expressing myself digitally.
What should a writer or creator who doesn’t have a lot of design knowledge know about fonts?
Fonts have tones and personalities. You can use them as a way to express yourself. For example, if you create a design with big, bold letters, you might be making a point of emphasis. If you create a design with thin, small, spaced-out letters, it might suggest calmness.