Valley woman making a living off her handwriting through Twenty6 Designs

Posted at 4:29 AM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 10:02:50-04

When was the last time you penned a handwritten letter? It's probably been a while. But in a day of texting and emails, a Valley woman is making a living off her handwriting.

There's no tracing for Rachel Hudgens and no outlines -- just a simple marker and a lot of time.

"I really don't ever feel stressed out when I'm writing," said Hudgens.

This is work though. It's what she gets to do for a living.

"I'm really good at writing 'R' because my name is Rachel," she said.

She fell in love with letters as a kid. Hudgens said, "usually when I'd get in trouble in school it would be for talking or doodling."

A few years ago, she was a stay at home mom when by chance she got a job writing sale signs for a local Trader Joe's. From there, her business grew.  Now she knows the whole menu at The Thumb in Scottsdale -- she literally wrote it out.

You've probably seen her work at local coffee shops and restaurants and big name retailers around the Valley.

It was when the Super Bowl was in Phoenix that Hudgens realized she could take her business to another level by printing her handwriting on t-shirts. 

The first 50 shirts she made had Phoenix printed on the front. She sold out during the Super Bowl. Now a couple years later, her t-shirt business is still growing, now printing more designs and on different clothing. 

For more information on Hudgens and her business, Twenty6 Designs, click here.