Hi, my name is Ian and I draw letters for a living!

I have a passion for typography, creating custom lettering for social media, murals, film, posters and also producing fonts. This all springs from learning the wonderful craft of calligraphy. It's amazing what can be achieved when we make stuff with our hands. I try and create new pieces of hand drawn art every week day and post to my Instagram feed and tutorials to my Youtube channel, because I feel that my creativity is like a muscle and needs to be exercised frequently!

I also run a successful store on Creative Market selling my fonts and resources to other designers. 

Love of community

As a creative person myself, I know how important it is to be surrounded by others who share a passion for beautiful design. Being together often sparks new ideas, as well as providing a source of help with design questions, so I help organise designer meet-ups in local coffee shops. You can find out more here.

I also get involved in the community in other ways. I recently set up the Crowborough Street Pastors, part of a nationwide initiative of local church members who patrol the streets and care, listen and help the young people they come in contact with. 


Custom hand lettering, designed typography for all mediums and formats

Indoor/outdoor custom mural designs and installation

Live Calligraphy
In person script calligraphy for corporate and private events

Presentation of my story from a Dummies Guide to full time lettering artist. 

Say hello!

For business, speaking and workshop inquiries:

Use this form
Email me: hello@ianbarnard.net
Phone me: 07779 272 144

You can also find me on
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