I have a confession to make. When I was first getting into hand lettering, I saw every other hand letterer as my competition.
Essentially, I thought, “Oh, they’re doing the same thing I’m doing and they’re trying to get the same kind of work I am, so I guess they’re the enemy!”
But this is such a sad way of thinking. I’m embarrassed to even share that with you now years later, but I know I’m not alone in dealing with these feelings.
What I realized was these people were not my competition, they were my community.