Fonts

Submitting designs with a font that is not intended for commercial use is illegal and unethical and you should not do it.

If you purchased a design program such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, you will have received rights to use the  fonts combined with the product package. Such packages may include dozens of good-quality and popular fonts.

You may be aware that not all fonts are free and all are copyrighted. If a client posts a link to a copyrighted payware font they like, you must purchase that font if you wish to submit designs. 

You may use the following fonts:

Payware: You can use them if you have purchased rights of use for money or as part of a package in a design program. You can use this kind of font in harmony with the terms of the user agreement included with the file. Be careful that purchased products allow you to use the fonts for commercial purposes.

Free For Personal Use: You can use this kind of font if it is possible to pay for the rights, you pay for the rights, and the rights include commercial use. Some fonts in this category may be personal projects by a designer and include previously copyrighted images or ligatures.  You can use this kind of font in harmony with the terms of the user agreement included with the file. Be careful that purchased products allow you to use the fonts for commercial purposes.

Donationware:  You can use this kind of font in harmony with the terms of the user agreement included with the file. Be careful that purchased products or ones that you have sent a donation for allow you to use the fonts for commercial purposes.

Freeware: You can use this kind of font if the terms of the user agreement state clearly it is free to use for commercial purposes. You should be careful to check the quality of the fonts by reducing them to shapes and checking nodes. Some freeware fonts are poorly made.

  • All font use must be in harmony with the terms of the site. 
  • All fonts presented in a final file must by reduced to shapes and not embedded. 
  • You should not give a font to a client if it is not Freeware. It is best to link the client to the source fonts if they request you give them.