How I Got Started as a Designer — Will Paterson

How does a self-taught designer from a small town make it in the big leagues?

Chris Do and the Futur team had an opportunity to catch up with our good friend, Will Paterson while at Adobe Max 2018. In this episode, we learn about what motivated Will to share his journey as a successful designer in a small town in the UK, including his faith, and how he deals with imposter syndrome.

About Will:
Hi! I’m Will Paterson. I’m a Logo Designer and Hand Lettering Artist specialising in logotype design . I work with many companies big and small creating and designing logo designs and brand identity systems.

I’m also the Author of Calligraphy In 15

I have a passion for logo design and lettering and would love to be a part of your next big project or advertising campaign!

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