Font Design

If anyone (including me) had known that a font designer was something you could be, like, for a job, then surely we'd all have predicted this. As it was, my only real nickname growing up was Julie Twelve (as in Times 12, the font we all had to use on our papers in high school) since people said my handwriting should be a font in Word).

My fonts are now available at the following websites: Creative Market | MyFonts | YouWorkForThem


Insta-Folio

In lieu of maintaining a separate portfolio of my lettering, font design, and stationery work, I now use Instagram to share my best and most recent work. Browse the most recent posts below, or visit Instagram to see past posts and to follow me.


About Me

In which I assume the third person and you learn a little bit about me, what I do, and my philosophy. Read on, friends! Read on!

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I find it so much easier to write bios in the third person, so here goes. 

Julie Green, the graphic artist and designer behind Up Up Creative, has been known to fall desperately for beautiful typefaces, unexpected color palettes, and hand-illustrated pattern designs. She believes in creativity, honesty, and vulnerability.  

As a designer, Julie got her start in college, where she studied visual communication from a social science perspective and started creating really stellar early-web websites. Nothing she made back then ever blinked or anything, but let's just say there was a lot of joy when she first discovered roll-over images. 

For a short time, Julie worked as an IT consultant and learned to program in Java, C++, and other languages.

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Then for a long time she went to graduate school in English, getting about halfway through her dissertation before she realized that her particular brand of creative inquiry didn't particularly whet the appetites of her fellow academics. 

That's when she finally put her right brain and left brain passions together, took ALLLLLLL that stuff she had learned about visual communication and rhetoric and communication and planning and pathfinding, and became a freelance graphic designer and entrepreneur. She started Up Up Creative in 2008 and she's never looked back.

Perhaps the coolest way Julie combines her creative and her analytical sides is through font design. She released her first font, Bundt Cake, in 2015, and since then she’s only fallen more and more in love with the process of creating useful, beautiful typefaces with robust OpenType features.


Got a lettering, stationery, or other design project for me? See something here you want to license? Or maybe you're a budding designer who would like a little mentoring? Here's the place to get things moving. Fill out the form below and I'll be in touch!