In this interactive Dribbble Workshop session, Dan Cederholm will demystify dipping your toes into the world of type design—he’ll show you that creatives of any stripe can take their letterform ideas and begin crafting them into fully-functional fonts.
Participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.
Workshop: Making Your First Font
Wednesday 15 December
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
You’ll learn how to gather inspiration for your typeface, iterate upon letterforms, as well as translate your rough sketches into Glyphs app to start bringing your design to life.
Along the way you’ll gain insights into Dan’s unique creative journey—he’s a creative everyman who’s also been a consummate renaissance man over the course of his 20-year career. Under his SimpleBits moniker, Dan’s been coding, designing, writing books, hosting podcasts, puppeteering, selling his awesome brand of Advencher wares, and designing charming typeface families. (Oh, and this is in addition to also co-founding a little creative community called Dribbble, too.)
When you sign up for this limited-seat Dribbble Workshop session, you’re going to leave with a headful of actionable ideas on how these typeface designs came to life, as well as three free font weights from Dan’s very own typeface families. Plus, Dan is graciously giving every attendee a free ebook of his Twenty Bits I Learned About Making Fonts book & a discount to the hardcover!"
Plus, this workshop will be recorded and attendees will have access to the recording for 2-weeks after the workshop!
What you’ll learn:
- How to find type inspiration
- Dan’s font-making process
- Basics of Glyphs app
- Working with paths
- Designing alternates
- Drawing monoline letterforms
- Mastering diacritics
- Tips to make your first font
Dribbble virtual workshop
A Mac with Glyphs 3 preinstalled.