Typography: Learn the Basics to Build a Solid Foundation
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**UPDATED AUGUST 2015** Called "Amazing overview of typography - very engaging!"
Start to become comfortable tackling everyday design challenges! This course was created for non-designers who want to understand typography better.
About this course:
Today, you can start to increase your confidence with putting together your own content.
Also, the first 1,000 students of this course will receive a very special bonus - free access to the next course I am creating. That course will go deeper into typography and help you further your skills through things like learning how to design strong layouts, pair fonts effectively, and use simple graphic design principles to strengthen your work.
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|Section 1: Course Introduction and Things to Keep in Mind as You Begin|
Tips for SuccessPreview
Let's begin with bits of inspiration from an "each one, teach one" sort of activity.
|Section 2: Typefaces (Categories of Fonts)|
Fraktur / Old English
Share Your Thoughts
|Quiz 1||4 questions|
Take this quiz to check how much you remember about the differences between the typefaces.
|Quiz 2||9 questions|
Can you identify the different font types?
|Section 3: Creating With Type|
An introduction to the core principles that will help you in your typography work.
The Single Most Effective Way to Add Visual Interest to Your Work
Improve Clarity and Increase Visual Appeal
CAUTION: Avoid This!
Key Takeaways for Principle 1
Why Unity is Important and How to Show It
Hone Your Design to Create the Most Order
Key Takeaways for Principle 2
Show How the "Part" Fits the "Whole"
Composition is AWESOME, Here's Why
Key Takeaways for Principle 3Preview
Relationships in Your Design Work
Why Highlight Unity
Key Takeaways for Principle 4
|Section 4: The Principles Put Into Use|
What's in Store
Now You Try!Preview
Congrats, You've Made It!
|Section 5: Bonus|
|Lecture 34||24 pages|
Individual PDFs structured for taking notes are provided with each lecture. However, if you prefer to have them all in one printable PDF file, download and print this file instead.
My background is in fashion and digital marketing. Over the past few years, I have served as the Director of Marketing for a handmade sneaker company, consulted fashion startups on their digital marketing efforts and, most recently, am the co-founder of a fashion startup.
I have a passion for helping and sharing what I know with people who are looking for insights. My courses will pull from my background to help other people involved with small business projects, startups, or even freelancers and educators who are looking to hone their skills.