Bellafonts is a one woman show of a stay-at-home mom whose fed up with only doing blah housework and being turned down for jobs because she has kids, so she has taken the matter into her own hands and decided to start creating stuff online. The name Bellafonts is a play on word of Elephant/font and my daughter’s name, Annabelle. I already named the main business for tax purposes from the other two offspring before Annabelle was born, so this is my attempt to make it fair.
I'm not sure exactly how I started in typography, and I still consider myself a beginner. I am really enjoying learning more about letters and design from all the fabulous guru’s who are so kind to post articles and youtube videos on the subject. They actually have a term to describe every line on a letter. I not only never realized that was possible, but I never realized anyone would do such a thing. Regardless, I'm going to slowly make fonts available as I create them, and I still have quite a few dingbat projects in the works before I really move on to letters.
The cool thing about dingbat fonts is that you can use them for a variety of purposes. Many of your design software that has user friendly “word art” makes it easier to play with fonts than an image, so having an image as a font lets you do more with an image to make it more your design. You can also add colors with a paint bucket tool, customizing it to the overall feel of your main design, and Bellafonts' license is designed so you can use these dingbats to design logo’s and items for re-sale (like t-shirts). If you have Adobe Photoshop and prefer to work with brushes, all you have to do is create a new document, type the design you want to make a brush, crop it down, go to edit, choose “define brush preset,” and then name it.
I do apologize for my prohibited uses in my license agreement. I would hope it wouldn't be inconvenient for anyone. I am a woman of character. My morals are a higher priority than my business, and I just don't want my fonts to be used for mean, hateful purposes. I put a lot of work into my designs, and I would just cringe to see all that go to try to hurt people.