From Sketch to Screen: Behind the Scenes of Typeface Creation at Yayoyuyue

Typeface creation is a fascinating process that involves creativity, precision, and attention to detail. At Yayoyuyue Font Foundry, we're passionate about crafting high-quality typefaces that inspire creativity and elevate design projects. In this article, we'll take you behind the scenes of our typeface creation process, from initial sketches to the final product, giving you a glimpse into the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into creating each font.

Conceptualization and Research:

  • The typeface creation process begins with conceptualization and research. Our team of designers draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including historical typography, cultural influences, and contemporary design trends. We explore different concepts and ideas, considering factors such as target audience, intended use, and brand personality. Through extensive research and brainstorming, we refine our vision and develop a clear direction for the typeface.

Sketching and Ideation:

  • Once the concept is established, our designers begin sketching and ideating to bring the typeface to life. Using pencil and paper or digital sketching tools, we explore different letterforms, experimenting with shapes, proportions, and stylistic elements. This iterative process allows us to refine our ideas and experiment with various design possibilities, ensuring that the typeface meets our quality standards and design objectives.

Digitalization and Vectorization:

  • After the initial sketches are complete, we move on to the digitalization and vectorization stage. Using specialized software such as Adobe Illustrator or Glyphs, our designers meticulously trace and digitize the hand-drawn sketches, converting them into scalable vector outlines. This process involves refining the letterforms, adjusting curves and angles, and fine-tuning details to achieve optimal legibility and visual balance.

Glyph Design and Character Set Creation:

  • Once the basic letterforms are digitized, our designers proceed to design the complete glyph set and character repertoire for the typeface. This involves creating uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, punctuation marks, diacritics, symbols, and special characters. We pay careful attention to consistency, spacing, and proportions, ensuring that each glyph harmonizes with the overall design of the typeface and maintains visual coherence.

Testing and Refinement:

  • Once the initial design is complete, we conduct rigorous testing and refinement to ensure the quality and usability of the typeface. We test the typeface in various contexts and applications, including print, web, and mobile environments, to assess its readability, legibility, and compatibility. Feedback from internal and external testers is solicited and incorporated into the design process, helping us identify and address any issues or inconsistencies.

Finalization and Release:

  • After multiple rounds of testing and refinement, the typeface is finalized and prepared for release. We carefully package the font files and create accompanying documentation, including licensing information, usage guidelines, and specimen sheets. The typeface is then officially released through our website or distribution platforms, making it available to designers and creatives worldwide.


The typeface creation process at Yayoyuyue Font Foundry is a labor of love that combines creativity, craftsmanship, and technical expertise. From conceptualization and sketching to digitalization and refinement, each step is meticulously executed to ensure the highest quality and usability standards. By providing insight into our typeface creation process, we hope to inspire fellow designers and typographers and showcase the dedication and passion that goes into crafting exceptional typefaces that elevate design projects and inspire creativity.