I have listened to a lot of people ask questions such as:
- Why do I need to have a signature?
- What kind of writing tool do I use?
- How can I get used to writing the signature so it looks the same each time?
- Does my signature have to be cursive?
- How do I write my signature faster?
- Can I use my nickname for my signature?
- Does my signature have to be perfect or comfortable?
- What if my signature doesn’t feel natural to me?
- What if my writing is fine and I don’t need to do fancy writing?
I am sure you can relate to some of the questions above, right? In this article, I am going to enlighten you on how to create a perfect signature for yourself.
Read and practice along.
1. Take a look at your signature (that’s if you have one).
Ponder on what you fancy about your current signature and what needs amending. Have a look at the letters that make up your name and ponder on how you can best emphasize the letters. Be mindful of the interesting letters (with many loops, dots, and crosses, like P, B, or Z) and the plain letters, such as those that look synonymous between uppercase and lowercase, like S or O. Look out for any points that could become focal for your signature.
2. Give your signature a definition about you.
If your signature is clear and easy, it will be easier for people to read it, but a complex signature might portray more elegance. The more ornament you put into your signature, the more showy you may seem. Think about how your signature might speak to the pleasantness of time. Popular writers frequently take the time to arrange fine designs, whereas busy doctors frequently write illegible signatures.
Signatures having just one’s initials are usually considered formal than full name signatures. Is there actually a rule for judging this? No!
If in case you might be anxious about forgery then think of making your signature longer and legible. Include the whole of your first and last name. Ensure your writing is legible. It is easier to forge scrawled signatures than to duplicate the nuances of a well-practised, clear signature.
3. Do you wish to include your full name, middle name or last name?
Not everyone actually signs with their full name in it. Also, some only sign their first or last name, while some just use their initials. If you are known only by your first or last name—like
Micheal or Stephany— then you might want to consider using the first name. If you are a professor who commonly goes by their last name, you may just sign your surname.
4. Learn from other signatures.
Observe the signatures of popular people or signature of celebrities you admire, and take into consideration if you want to emulate any of them. Walt Disney, Kurt Vonnegut, Salvador Dalí, John Hancock and Picasso and many others are all known for their unique signature patterns.
Do not be scared to borrow fancy elements and add them to your signature.
It’s time to practice how to write your own signature.
Try to write your signature over and over to examine the options. Have some good time doing it. Try with various patterns, styles and flourishes. See what feels safe to write, looks satisfactory with your name, and isn’t difficult to duplicate. Make use of a writing tool that feels right in your hand, that is, something you are comfortable writing with.
2. Give some letters special importance.
Beginning with the initials of your name, you will have to make it big in order to make it unique and make some letters small in order to blend it in. This gives you some sense of self-worth and this also gives your signature a bold look without slowing your signing time.
Ensure that your writing is fluent in motion because it would seem really immature if you pause while writing the letters. It depicts a lack of confidence in one’s writing.
This is where I get to scream out loud. Your writing needs to be cursive! You really need to know cursive writing, if you don’t know cursive writing then you’ll need to learn it. Cursive writing helps you connect your letters beautifully.
Probably your signature is messy or curly, then you can make emphasis on one letter by making it beautifully written and clear. Same way, make a single letter sloppy or fancy if you want it to be unique.
3. Underline your signature for emphasis.
Underlining is a stylish way to make your name look more elaborate. This can also take some amount of time to write than a simpler style – so ponder if it is worth it. This is commonly done with the last letter, but feel free to add a style to any letter that blends with the style. Letters with a long tail (y, g, j) are best. Drag the tail beneath the signature and underline your signature with loops. This is an elaborate way to spice up a signature. You may need to underline your signature with zig-zags. These are similar to loops but more angular.
4. Add Styles to spice up your signature.
Use letters that lend themselves to an exciting twist, and experiment with methods to make them look fancier. This can be a good way to make your style more unique.
You should try the following ideas:
- Repeat letters, symbols and figures.
- Let your capital letters encircle the small letters. This is a useful way to spice up a name that doesn’t have any lower loops (g, j, and so on) to play with.
- Try encircling the signature with loops. This makes a regal and an official-looking signature.
- Widen the bottoms of your letters. This is one of the easiest and usual ways.
5. Free feel to add unique numbers or symbols.
These symbols or numbers can be that of a team jersey number, an easy sketch or a birth year. If you are probably known with a particular symbol or number for instance, this may be a good way to publicly stand out from people with synonymous names. If you want to do it this way, it is best to keep the rest of your signature simple and short in order to save time. Too many symbols can surge-over the design and create a long signing process.
6. It’s time to finally choose your signature.
Unite your favourite elements into one signature. Find pieces of signatures that you like. Consider what works, what doesn’t, and what matches your qualities. As you practice your signature, twitch some details and patterns until you have finally come up with something that feels perfect.
Get to know when it feels perfect. Do not pick a signature only because it looks cool. Choose a signature that has beautiful styles, but also practical and easy to replicate.
Your signature should be easy to write and reproduce. It should feel good coming off of your hand, and it should be simple enough that you can dash it off in a matter of seconds.
Your signature should match your purpose and qualities. If you want to depict your dramatic side then use a signature with style. If you want to portray to people that you are neat and coordinated then your signature should show it.
Your signature should be distinguishable. It should not just look like a scrawl on the page unless it is a writing that can be easily recognised. Practice your new signature until writing it feels easy and fluent.
Ensure that you can easily replicate your new signature.