You have many side projects – which are your favourite? Is there one that takes priority over everything?
Typism is taking priority at the moment, but I also love making Tactile Typography and working with really interesting clients.
I am also writing a book called Creativity Fitness which explains how to juggle all these creative projects, build your creativity fitness and get major things done while being “too busy” for anything. I have taught myself how to be extremely productive and time efficient, so I felt it was time to write down how I do it because people are always asking me “how do you find the time to get some much done?”. Creativity Fitness will be published at the end of the year by Balboa Press.
What are you working on this year?
At the moment, Typism
is ramping up to take over the next two years of my time. I am building a membership site where I hope to share lots of resources and lettering courses. The conference is great, but only 300 Australians can attend. Typism is much bigger than that now, so I am developing ways to connect with the 35,000 people who love the work we share with the books all over the world. Over 500 people completed a survey recently telling me all their creative struggles and frustrations so the membership site will hopefully solve those frustrations for a lot of people and help move them from confused beginner all the way through to professional creative.
I’m working on launching the site and a hand lettering challenge in the middle of the year, so if people want to get in the door now, foundation memberships are available
right up until the site launches. I’m keeping it very affordable because I know a lot of people at the beginner stage are usually students, so if they sign up now, they can get two-years access from launch day for only $1 a week.