Firstly, I used the grid provided by professor to start sketching out my ideas. During the process, I found that using grids in different sizes is very helpful to develop my ideas. I used the simple 5x4 grid to draw the simple shape first. And then even i find the shape is interesting, I will convert it to a more complicated grid (6x5 & 10x10) to create different variations and choose the best one to further develop.
After the critique session with my classmates and professor, I finalized my design and make sure the design of each letter are consistent.
After I finished the typeface design, I started working on the specimen. I spent some time to look for reference and inspiration on Pinterest and thenI sketched out my ideas on papers.