Learn lettering & Calligraphy with me

Get exclusive access to practice sheets, Procreate brushes, printable planners, SVG cut files, coloring pages, and more FREE resources in the Letter Vault when you sign up for the HowJoyful Newsletter!

letter vault subscribe

What are you looking for?

Not sure about what the difference between lettering and calligraphy is? I wrote this post explaining it all.

Who am I?

My name is Joy Kelley, I am the mom of 3 Lil’ boys. A lettering artist/designer originally from Santiago, Chile but currently residing in the mountains of Southern California, USA.

I love to share my experiences as a lettering artist, business owner, and blogger. Let’s be friends!

Some of the stuff I make & sell

Procreate brushes

Smooth and textured brushes to level up your iPad & Procreate game

SVG files

High-quality cut files, hand lettered with love. Formatted for you to print and frame or to cut for your next DIY or craft project!

Fonts and vector packs

Lovely crafted by hand for your next crafts or project. I love making them and hope people love using them as well.

Blankets & baby stuff

While most of my design are in my shop howjoyfulshop.com I recently created two collection at Zazzle that you can customize however you want.

The latest post fresh from the blog!

Frequently asked questions about Calligraphy & Lettering

you got this

No, they are not the same. why? Because of the way letters are constructed.

LETTERING: Drawing letters, using the necessary number of revisions, modifications and usually born out of several thumb sketch ideas.

CALLIGRAPHY: Writing letters, whether, in one stroke or the deconstruction of several strokes, there is no erasing or re-adjusting.

 

The thing I love the most about lettering and brush calligraphy is the low barrier to entry, to start practicing lettering all you need is a pencil, pen, and an eraser.

For brush calligraphy, all you need is a brush pen that allows pressure sensitivity and paper.

Of course, from there you can go as wild as you want! I have a full list of materials that I love on this page.

Absolutely!! 

I created the Letter Vault to  share all my Free resources in one single place.

All you have to do to get access is subscribe to the HowJoyful Newsletter.