welcome to

The Michelle Hickey Design Blog

In the archives, you'll find over 100 articles, videos and resources to help you create and share exceptional work online. I hope it inspires you to go make something beautiful.

Keep learning. Keep growing.

the latest

Handcrafted Graphic Goodies Bundle

This post shares highlights from Handcrafted Graphic Goodies Bundle, designed to help artists create and sell work online. Please note that this bundle is no longer available, but the items can still be purchased individually. Fonts and frames and flowers, oh my! My friends at Design Cuts have released their latest bundle of amazingness, and […]

read post

I’m Michelle.
A modern maker with a classic approach to design. Ever in search
of beautiful typography and
baked goods.
TOp categories
Get your Digital Brand Blueprint

This print designer’s bundle is filled with resources to help graphic artists create professional work with less effort. I was completely overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to the 21 for $29 font bundle I shared a couple of weeks ago. The only bummer was that it happened so quickly; unfortunately, some folks missed out on […]

Read More

In this wedding invitation font pairing guide, you’ll find eight combinations to suit various styles. Whether you are an invitation designer or going the DIY route, this will give you the inspiration you need to get started! I’ve been in complete wedding mode lately— preparing for my sister Allison’s wedding in June and helping out […]

Read More

In this post, you’ll find highlights from a handcrafted fonts bundle and tips on where to use them in your designs. Please note that the bundle referenced is no longer available, but the typefaces can still be purchased individually. I am beyond giddy to share this with you. With all the free fonts out there, […]

Read More

In this post, you’ll find a collection of ten romantic font ideas for wedding invitations, branding, and more! The greeting-card day of the year is soon approaching! Meanwhile, most designers are trying to recover from Christmas work while scrambling to get our Valentine’s Day projects completed. If you need a little inspiration to get the […]

Read More

In this post, I share a collection of handwritten font ideas you can use to create digital products, posts, and more! I have been loving handcrafted everything lately. I think there’s something about creating my own things that have really given me an appreciation for the love that goes into what others have made. Today […]

Read More

In this post, you’ll find ten retro font ideas for your next graphic design project. I have always thought I was born two generations too late, and I would have loved to have been around to see the 1920s-1960s. Since the mid-20th-century is one of my favorite time periods, a lot of my projects tend […]

Read More

In this post, you’ll learn how to use font glyphs to make your designs look more dynamic and professional.   I’m so excited to be starting a new segment today: Design School! Don’t think of it as “school” in the sense that you need to show up on time and hand in your homework to […]

Read More

In this post, you’ll find a collection of script font ideas for all your graphic design projects, from invitations to social media graphics and beyond. By now, you all know that I’m super obsessed with fonts and typography. Over the last couple of years I’ve shared quite a few collections of free fonts, but have […]

Read More

on the air

A Podcast for Creatives

Join me and my friend Steve King for a bi-monthly discussion about the complex, messy and beautiful experience that is being a creative.

LIsten in


Whether you need help developing your brand's aesthetic, or scroll-stopping visual content, I'm here to help you and your business stand out in the digital space.


A modern maker with a classic approach to design.

An elder millennial, I learned graphic design the old-fashioned way, but for the past fifteen years, I’ve practiced those principles in the digital space. The result: content that stands the test of time.

I work with clients to craft everything from the ground up, establishing a strong foundation and energizing your visuals with meaning. Impactful content goes beyond what we see. We’re here to make your audience feel.

About me

A dash of inspiration

Every Wednesday, I send a short email to subscribers, encouraging you to keep creating art and sharing the things that are inspiring my work. 

Sign up to receive it for free.

Receive a list of fifteen ways to unlock your best ideas for free when you subscribe.


Design. Champagne. Books. Travel. Film + TV. Scenes from my kitchen. And cats.