30 January27 February 2023
Online Class

Learn the fundamentals of type design, learn how to create a design concept and translate it into a functional typeface in an uppercase A-Z character set!

Participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.

Type Electives: Crash Course in Type Design

Mondays, Jan. 30 - Feb. 27, 2023 (5 weeks)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Weekly Structure, 2 hours of live class
Optional office hours

Participants will learn the ins & outs of Glyphs, learn how to design Latin caps, develop an eye for spacing, gain proofing skills & a typographic vocabulary, and create a small type specimen that celebrates your project.

  • Week 1: Jan. 30 | Typography Basics + Ideation
    Instructor & Student Introductions
    Review Syllabus
    Set Intentions
    Overview of Typecookers & Drawing type
    Drawing & Type Ideation Demo + Discussion

  • Week 2: Feb. 6 | Introduction to Glyphs
    Overview of Glyphs
    Pen Tool Demo
    Draw Spacing Control Characters
    Glyphs Troubleshooting
    Proofs Overview & Demo
    Developing Our Design Prototype

  • Week 3: Feb. 13 | Proofing + Critiquing Our Work
    How to Critique & Analyze Our Work
    Class Critique & Discussion
    Glyphs Support & Demo

  • Week 4: Feb. 20 | Type Specimens + Showing Off Our Work
    Learning About Type Specimens & How To Present Type
    Class Specimen Discussion
    Review Student Proofs
    Wrap Up Development on A-Z

  • Week 5: Feb. 27 | Final Critique + What’s next?
    Final Student Presentations + Critique
    How To Continue Your Type Design Practice
    Q&A + Final Discussion


Online (Zoom)


Libbie Bischoff

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Max 16 seats.

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