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*Regular membership rate is $37/month
This workshop was the best way to start my 2021, #CreateBetterLettering challenged me to use color, my pieces are usually monochromatic so this workshop helped me a lot to get out of black and white. Nico has a very practical and easy way of explaining concepts, he is a very good teacher without a doubt, he shares all of his knowledge without sparing!!!
- Amarilla Yya (@amarillita.co)
Does this sound like you?
It never occurred to me that I can make something out of drawing words.
Lettering was never a path I considered taking because I wasn’t good at drawing. And at that time, I can’t envision lettering to be more than something I do when I’m bored. But pursuing it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
In 2014, I decided to take lettering more seriously. I wanted to transform that hobby into another service I can offer to my clients as a graphic designer.
So I put in the time and effort to learn more about lettering and to improve my lettering skills. It was when I started noticing improvements in my work that doors started to open for me. And it was when I saw where I can take my lettering and where it can take me.
But it wasn’t a smooth-sailing journey. I’ve encountered a lot of struggles along the way.
The biggest one was actually self-inflicted. I insisted on figuring things out on my own. I eventually learned how to create quality lettering content, but it took me so long, I had to experience many mistakes to learn how.
Another huge struggle I had to overcome was the feeling of being lost. I was clueless on how to improve my work, and I was stuck not knowing what to do next.
I was indeed able to learn what I needed to by figuring it out on my own. But we know that our time is so precious, and there is a better and easier way to learn how to create better and discover your own style.
I don’t want you to waste your time and effort as I did, that is why I created this program – to help you avoid the costs and frustrations of figuring everything out on your own and to make the creative journey enjoyable!
I never imagined that with lettering, my products would reach the other side of the world, my talks and workshops expanded outside my home country, and my work led me to collaborations with international brands. Those are some of the possibilities where creating better lettering can take you.
Regardless of where you are on your creative journey, there is always room to expand your knowledge & creativity. Let’s take your lettering to the next level by embarking on a creative exploration of learning new styles and creating quality work that will open new doors for you.
This membership program will:
The #CreateBetterLettering is an absolutely wonderful and an enlightening experience. This workshop+challenge has dramatically increased my knowledge in the fundamentals of creating a quality lettering project. I'd definitely recommend this workshop for the clear and concise approach on taking your next lettering project on another level.
- Ian Fami (@inktrinsic04)
Weekly prompts to explore new lettering styles / techniques
Lettering guide sheets for the weekly prompts
live sessions + replays
Week 1: Masterclass
Week 2: Draw-With-Me!
Week 3: Talk + Q&A
Week 4: Critiquing Your Work
Be part of our Facebook online community and connect with like-minded creatives who share the same passion to create better lettering
Scheduled live hangouts! Let’s get to know each other and have fun creating together! And I will be inviting guest artists to join us in selected sessions.
I participated in this wonderful workshop hosted by Nico. It was a great challenge to improve my lettering technique and understand the importance of guidelines, balanced layouts, letter formations and clean lines. Nico put a lot of effort into hosting this challenge with 4 days of consecutive live sessions along with a pdf guide for each day. He encouraged us to share our artwork and lessons learned and provided positive feedback to all participants. It was motivating to share our artwork with the other members in the group and it was inspiring to see everyone’s interpretation of the challenge.
If you have the opportunity to learn from Nico I would highly recommend him. His work is beautiful and you will learn a lot from him!
- Munaza Rashid (@lovetoletter85)
The #CreateBetterLettering workshop + challenge is open for all levels of hand lettering enthusiasts. I love how the 4-day workshop is well planned - from the "secrets" to the challenge per session. It's great that for the live sessions are divided into the talk part, review of our artworks, recap of what we learned plus the actual demo itself. I also like that the videos can be replayed and the guides can be downloaded again for future handlettering practices. The guides also manifest clear instructions. The community we built is a commumity that encourages and inspires one another and I think that's really beautiful.
- Mharizz Martin (@artsystoriesph)
Nico Ng is a lettering artist, designer, and creative entrepreneur from Philippines.
It is his goal to champion his creativity in order to have the mastery and privilege to bring value to fellow artists.
Nico's creation, the Composition Ruler and Letter Ruler, garnered attention and great feedback from the international lettering community and he currently has a growing number of retailers around Asia, America, and Europe.
Nico give talks, live demos, and workshops both locally and internationally. His most noteworthy talk was in Singapore’s Library Orchard in partnership with the country’s National Library Board. He has collaborated with huge brands like Tombow, Faber Castell, and Manuscript Pen Company for creative projects and events.
His creative passion has always been a key driver to come up with fresh ideas and create new styles and techniques.
The challenge created by Nic #CreateBetterLettering was a fabulous tool in which he shared with us his main secrets when creating a piece of lettering. Through 4 days, Nic immersed us in an enchanting creative world, discovering the steps by step of his favorite techniques. His clear and concrete explanation allowed us to carry out the challenge and above all have fun when creating. One of the most important tips he gave us is that simple can be beautiful. In short, this workshop was a very useful space, it was nourished with each of his advice, his experience and especially his passion for letters. Don’t miss the opportunity to create.
- Wilton Gomez (@quasartype)