13 October 2018
New York City

Go beyond choosing the same fonts from the type menu to creating your own typefaces and become your own type designer. This (always sold out) six-hour workshop will introduce you to the basic skills necessary for the wild journey into the super fun world of type design.

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

Workshop: Type Design for Non-Type Designers with Matteo Bologna

October 13, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This class will teach you the basics of designing and generating a typeface with the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only). In the morning session we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in InDesign.

In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, learning how to kern them, add diacritics, and produce the combined letters. At the end of the day, we will not have a finished font, but a respectable start and hopefully you’ll be infected with the type making bug.


Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States


Matteo Bologna

For Whom?

No prior experience is required in font design, but some experience with Bézier-based vector drawing tools is useful.

How Much?

USD 350 (USD 275 for TDC members)


English with Italian accent


Basic Adobe Illustrator skills are necessary. You must bring your own laptop with a full or trial version of the font design program Glyphs already installed (download a free 30-day trial). Sorry no Windows, no Fontlab, no Robofont.