Hand Lettering Sketchbook, Tracing paper, microns, Illustrator, Photoshop - Hand lettering was the first thing in the design and typography world that ignited a passion for design, and it continues to be a strong hobby of mine. Every piece starts with a vague idea. I carry a sketchbook everywhere I go. Ideas come at me in the car, in a store with the store radio playing, anywhere. The words make it into my sketchbook. From there, they become a rough sketch. It is later fine tuned and drawn over with Micron markers and eventually scanned into Photoshop and Illustrator for the final fun touches.