Creativepreneur Feature with Jen K. Calligraphy: Free Wallpapers (Desktop + Phone)

 

"My biggest challenge as a creativepreneur? I have to name one!? Haha. I’d have to say comparison. That’s the biggest one for me."

 

Tell us about your creative journey.

I’ve always been pretty artistic, whether it was performing in local plays or making jewelry for fun when I was younger, I’ve always been creative. I’ve also always loved typography and the beautiful form of calligraphy.  Three years ago after my daughter was born I saw a local calligraphy class but missed the deadline for registration. That Christmas my husband surprised me with a 12 week course in Copperplate Calligraphy by a local master calligrapher. It was very detailed and technical and also difficult but I was hooked and since then have been practicing all kinds of lettering from the very formal Copperplate style to super fun brush lettering. I love it all! I started out designing Prints and now have transitioned into the wedding industry more with place cards, envelope addressing, and invitation design.

 

What's your biggest challenge as a creativepreneur?

My biggest challenge as a creativepreneur? I have to name one!? Haha. I’d have to say comparison. That’s the biggest one for me.  I have to remind myself constantly that this is MY journey and that “her success is not your failure” –whoever said that is right on the money! 

 

What's your advice for other creativepreneurs for creating courageously?

I’d say do just that. Be brave. Running a creative biz is not for the faint of heart. Believe in yourself, find at least one person who will spur you on in this journey, Practice your craft as much as you can and just keep going!

 
 

Download Some Inspiration

Add a little inspiration to your phone or computer with these wallpapers designed by Jen and featuring quotes from the podcast.