Hello, my loves! As promised, today is the day that I share that really exciting something with you! Let me first start by saying THANK YOU. Thank you for being here with me on this journey, supporting me, believing in me, choosing me as your designer, subscribing to my blog, and for your constant kind comments and emails. You are truly amazing, and I am so grateful for all of you! Your support in my work and kind words are so assuring, and to be honest, has a lot to do with me taking on this exciting something behind the scenes.
With nearly 10 years in the custom design industry, I’m ready to shake things up a bit. For many years, my only offering has been custom design & hand lettering, and while I absolutely love working on custom design projects, I feel that it has put me out of reach to so many lovely, amazing, and talented people throughout the years. The majority of my subscribers here are fellow graphic designers, bloggers, business owners, and unless you’re in the market for custom work and I have the availability, I have no real way of servicing or connecting with you! And that’s what I want to do more of — connect with, service, and support you on your journeys too!
Ask and you shall receive. Humbled by the steady flow of kind words and interest that I have received in the distinctive, free-spirited feel of my design work & hand lettering over the years, I decided to open up a little marketplace. Today, I’ve officially made that happen by launching my FIRST EVER, HAND LETTERED FONT COLLECTION + opening the shop doors to Shop Mel Volkman!!
You guys, I am over the moon! This project has proved to be the most rewarding project I have worked on to date. I’ve poured so much heart and soul into this — so many late nights sipping (haha, ok downing) coffee and refining in order to bring this to life and make it happen, so to finally be here, in this moment, unveiling this little labor of love, and sharing it with you, is such an incredible feeling.
Shop Mel Volkman is a place to dream big, create freely, and share graciously. A place that can help the everyday business owner, like you, source beautiful design resources and tools made to help you take your brand to new heights — whether you’re a designer looking to enhance your portfolio, a blogger looking to spice up your blog graphics, a restaurant owner revamping your menu, a shop owner DIY-ing your newsletter, or an Instagram Pro looking to freshen up your feed.
My goal is to infuse a new wave of fonts (and other design tools and resources) into the world of design that break away from the conventional humdrum. Designs ranging from fun and flirty, light and airy, clean and modern, to quirky and edgy. While the shop may only have one product, you can expect to see much more in the coming weeks. I have multiple new fonts/products in the works that I am so excited to share with you, so stay tuned for much, much more (and be sure to subscribe! to stay updated)
But first, I am so happy to finally share with you, not only my first product in Shop Mel Volkman, but my first ever HAND LETTERED FONT COLLECTION, Summer Palms.
Summer Palms is a dreamy hand lettered font collection featuring a stunning brush script, an eccentric sans companion, gorgeous textures, and an infinite amount of styling opportunities! The SP Font Collection was created to look as close to authentic hand lettering as possible — so not only will you find an array of stylized ligatures and alternates, but you’ll have so much fun mixing and matching the upper and lowercase letters to give each word a truly personalized feel.
With nearly 10 years of design experience and a large collection (thousands) of fonts, I can honestly say that this font has made my font dreams come true! It’s hands down one of the most fun, versatile hand lettered fonts that I have worked with to date, so much so I nearly cried (happy, nerdy, designer tears, of course) the first time I used it myself. It’s the most fun that I’ve had with a font in a long time! But don’t just take my word for it, check out just a few of the designs I stylized below..
You will also find a folder packed full of beautiful, realistic, high-res hand painted watercolor swatches + ink splatters (photoshop brush set + pngs) + a few extra surprise goodies ; )
Summer Palms pairs beautifully with many fonts and can be used in a variety of different scenarios! Perfect for many design projects such as logo design, branding, blog graphics, stylizing quotes, wedding stationery, art prints, collateral design, social media, and so on. I’ve truly enjoyed the process of creating Summer Palms and hope that it will bring some magic into your projects!
That’s it! Hop on over to THE SHOP to check out the Summer Palms Font Collection. Not only will you find special INTRO pricing, but I am extending an additional 10% to you, for a super limited time (coupon code “PALMS10” ).
PS. Drop me a comment below and let me know your thoughts on the new shop + my first font collection! I’d love to hear what you think! Or if there is anything in particular that you’d love see in the shop, I’d love to hear about it!