Over the past few years, I’ve worked with and mentored some entrepreneurs through their journeys. Charla is a good friend who fits in that category. She and I have worked together off and on through the years on various projects. She was on my original creative team when I sold digital scrapbooking supplies back in 2006. I’ve lived in Texas and China in that time and she lived in New York when our friendship began. Now, we both call Central Florida home. I hire Charla to help me with big projects occasionally and she is one of my favorite people in the world because of that! (Read: She’s always able to help and always knows what to do. Tech savvy? Check! Flexible? Check! Fast worker? Check! She’s the best!)
Charla has shared her story with me privately as her business has had ups and downs and I asked if she would be willing to share some of that here. I know this is a highly emotional topic because she has poured her heart and soul into her business. I greatly respect her willingness to open up with me here. I do believe the struggle is something many entrepreneurs face and it is disingenuous to only discuss the positives of business ownership and entrepreneurship. With that in mind, a giant thank you to Charla for sharing your story.
I love chalkboard, sketch, chalk style fonts- whatever you call them, I love them. I especially love mixing them with the solid versions to create emphasis on certain words. As soon as I finished KG Red Hands, I knew I wanted a sharper edged version in a chalk style.
Click the image to download this font from Fontspace.
I get asked all the time what fonts I would recommend for this or that. Sometimes the requests are quite specific.
But usually, people are just flat out overwhelmed by the number of fonts I offer and don’t know where to start. Maybe they haven’t ever downloaded a font before –ever– and they just need a little help figuring out where to start.
With that in mind, I created this KG Fonts Starter Kit. You can download this directly from this page by clicking the image below or by clicking >>here<<.
I tried to include several basic handwritten fonts, a couple script, and a couple popular display fonts.
Ready to branch out from these 10 fonts? Stacia at Stacia’s Scoop has a great list of her favorite KG Fonts >>here<<.
I’ve known Leah for several years and when I started this podcast, she immediately popped to the top of list of people I needed to interview. Her story of her husband’s layoff and her persistence in pursuing her graphic design to support her family through that hard time is one that I believe many people can relate to in today’s struggling economy. I hope she gives you hope that you can do great things!
Today, I interviewed Ethan Dunham, the owner of Fontspring, Fonthead, and Fontsquirrel. He’s an interesting guy and I really love the advice he gives at the end of the episode! He’s a dad to triplets who has grown his own business from scratch and now has 4 employees.