1112 March 2022

Get a fun 2-day crash course in type design with Matteo Bologna in a workshop from the comfort of your couch.

Workshop: Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers

Friday, March 11th, from 9am to 5pm ET
Saturday, March 12th, from 9am to 5pm ET

In this two-day class, you will learn the basics of designing and generating a variable font with the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only). Go beyond choosing the same typefaces from the type menu to creating your own!

In the Friday session, we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in an Adobe app or a web browser. In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, learning how to space them, add diacritics and punctuation. (You can purchase a one-day ticket for Friday only).

On Saturday, we will design a bold version of the same typeface, create a variable font—and make it animate in a web browser.

Classes and workshops will take place over Zoom from 9 am to 5 pm EST with a 1 hour lunch break. A link to join will be emailed to enrolled students a day or two before the first session.

At the end of the class, you will probably not have a finished font, but a respectable start and a deep understanding about how fonts are made. And maybe you’ll become a type design addict. You have been warned.




Matteo Bologna
(potential cameo appearances of Glyphs core team members Georg Seifert and Rainer Scheichelbauer cannot be entirely excluded)

How Much?

$500 ($400 for TDC members)




  • Your Mac with Glyphs 3 preinstalled.
  • No prior experience is required in font design, but some experience with Bézier-based vector drawing tools is useful.