Featured Shop: Rodrigo Typo
It’s so great that you’re giving back and helping to make the world of typography more accessible to the next generation.What did your typography journey start to look like after attending Catolica? My first typography work focused on dingbats. The next step was typography for titles. From the start, I was always interested in childlike typography design. I enjoy chubby typography, sans serifs, and anything with a handwriting style. I found myself being inspired by the titles in magazines and comics, and, strangely enough, the titles on candy products were something that often stood out to me. I was interested in finding a way to create similar fun sensations.
Those interests and inspirations definitely show up in your work in awesome ways. Your typography is always so fun and upbeat!
So, from there, did things start to take off?I suppose you could say that. Soon, without even thinking much about money, I started to sell my creations. Before I knew it, people from other countries were contacting me about my work. I remember one day getting a call from an individual in Sweden who was interested in purchasing my typography; that motived me a lot. In fact, I was motivated enough to learned the Russian alphabet and starting using it in my typography. It’s an amazing feeling and something so special and to see that your work can be used and enjoyed by people around the world, even if those people use and speak a different language. Overall, like you said, I feel like people really like my work because it’s fun. I represent myself in my typography, each piece reflects a piece of my personality. It’s pretty clear that people are drawn to that aspect of fun in your work. So, where did Creative Market come in for you? Creative Market has helped me a lot. It has helped me meet people from so many places around the world, and our interactions are always so positive. It has also given me a way to have great conversations with others designers. What’s next for you on Creative Market? Do you have any exciting new projects and/or products in the works? Yes, I’ve been thinking about working on new variations for “Tobi”. I recently added a “dirt” version of Tobi to my shop, and I’m contemplating working on another version that I think will be successful as well. I’ve been enjoying work with a retro feel (you can see an example of this in my “rubastyle” typeface), and I’m hoping to create families with different styles, like shadows, lines, dingbats, etc. Do you have any advice for current or future Creative Market Shop Owners? Trust is key. Trust in your projects. This means you can’t allow yourself to take negative comments too seriously. Just keep going. Set a basic goal; after that, set a harder goal. Just keep doing your best and never stop trying.