It all began with a birthday card...
In 2007 Ortrun, my in-law grandmother, gave me a hand-drawn birthday card. It was a happy pun, beautifully written in artistic black letters.
It reminded me how magically words can become art with only using a pen and paper. No software. No screen. Just a calm hand and a creative mind. So I bought my first brushpen.
Stroke by stroke, I slowly developed the skill of handlettering – next to my busy dayjob as user experience designer and vibrant life as a father of two.
But it never went further than a half-hearted Instagram account and two handlettering workshops (of which one was paid, at least).
Starting a side-hustle
After countless digital projects and way too much screentime I wanted to use my hands again for more than just clicking a mouse and swiping a black glass.
So I picked up my old brushpens. And combined all skills that I have picked up along the way into a side-hustle that has become DrawMyName.com.
Human to human
With this project I want to spread my passion for handlettering and connect with the world.
Will this make me rich? Most certainly not. But happy. And hopefully you enjoy this ride with me a little bit along the way.