My Brit + Co Class: Beautiful Lettering Layouts

Helllllo all! Today's blog post is really fun and exciting because I'm sharing my experience filming a lettering class with Brit + Co in San Francisco!

In January, I had the opportunity to fly to California to film this class with my *dream* people. Brit + Co is such a prolific company in the DIY and blogging world, not only providing free content for their readers, but contracting teachers in alllll kinds of fields to teach a class on something their readers want to learn. 

Lucky for me, they were looking for someone to teach a process for creating beautiful lettering layouts. And that's where i come in!

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One of my favorite things to create is what I call a "word collage." A word collage is simply a...collage of words! Duh! Here's an example of what I mean.

The process for creating a word collage like this is broken down in the class, which you can purchase here, but I wanted to share a little about what the class preparation and filming process was like!

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It was exciting!

I dreamt about working with Brit + Co since I discovered they contracted teachers. For some reason, it never occurred to me that I could simply reach out to them....I thought you had to be some sort of celebrity to teach a class with them! (Because all my lettering idols have done classes with them...) But when they e-mailed me about promoting a class on my website, I channeled all my bravery and asked them if they needed any more teachers for the upcoming year! Those first correspondences with them were so exciting, and really gave me a boost of energy in my creative life!

It was scary!

The whole experience was a mixture of nerves and excitement, as well as a lot of expectation. And, if you're like me, you put a lot of pressure on yourself to perform at your absolute best. That's a curse I have to live with...the perfectionist curse! Thankfully, I worked with the sweetest, most encouraging folks at Brit + Co, that made me feel prepared and ready to teach the content and do it with a (genuine) smile! 
*Also, being in front of a camera crew, reading from a teleprompter, and having all those lights on you is just a little bit scary*

It was affirming.

This is a big one. Getting to work with a company I'd dreamt about, and really having to step up to the plate in ways I never had to before was very affirming to me; that I can "do this", that I'm worthy of having really cool opportunities, and that my hard work is paying off! 

If you want to watch my class trailer, click here! Let me know, will you be taking this class and adding some sweet lettering layouts to your arsenal?

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