Hands down, type is absolutely my favorite element of design. I love everything about type. Not just the fonts themselves. It's the anatomy of a letter and the shape a letter makes. It's knowing how to typeset a paragraph or make a piece or art with type. It all fascinates me.
As photo documenters and storytellers, typography plays an important part in our creative process. Type is an extremely versatile design element and can impact the overall "feel" and readability of our pages.
How your words appear on your pages are just as important as the photos. Type Talk will help give your blocks of journaling a more polished + professional look. If you love creating your own filler cards or word art embellishments, Type Talk is full of tips and tricks to help you start designing with type like a pro!
Students will be given until Thursday, July 7 to complete their assignments.
Week One (June 10-16): Definition + Importance of Typography | The Anatomy of a Letter | Letter, Letterform, + Typeface | Two Assignments
Week Two (June 17-23): Exploring Type Foundries | Field Trip to Paid + Free Font Sites | Interlocking, Layered, + Dingbat Fonts | Accessing Ligatures + Stylistic Features in Affinity Photo for iPad | 3 Assignments
Week Three (June 24-June 30): Typesetting Paragraphs | Exploring More Features in Affinity Photo's Type Studio | Two Assignments
Week Four (July 1-7): While no new content will be released this week, students will use this week to finish and upload assignments to the classroom
Unlock your creativity with typography
What mobile apps/software do I need to enroll in Type Talk?
The video lessons in Type Talk will be recorded using Affinity Photo for iPad. HOWEVER, if you are comfortable with Affinity Photo for desktop, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, or GoDaddy Studio, you will be able to apply the tips and techniques demonstrated throughout this course in those mentioned software programs and mobile apps.
Does Type Talk have a rolling registration?
No it does not. Registration for Type Talk begins Friday, May 13 and will close Monday, June 6. Class begins Friday, June 10.
How long will the course last?
Type Talk will last three weeks. However, once the content portion of the class is over, students will be given an extra week to finish their assignments.
Will I receive all the content for the course at once?
No. Each Friday during the 3-week course new videos and assignments will released in the classroom by 10 am EST.
How long is each lesson?
The number of video lessons will vary from week to week. Each video will be 30 minutes or less.
How long will the assignments take to complete?
Students will be creating a variety of pocket style cards and sticker embellishments using the techniques learned in class. These are simple assignments and the length of time it takes to complete them is really determined on how comfortable the student is with the Affinity Photo App for iPad and how detailed he/she wants get with them. A week between assignments is more than enough time to complete them. However, there is a photo assignment given in week one where students can have full three weeks, plus one extra week to complete it!
Is there a Class Kit for this course?
Not in the traditional sense. There will be a small, exclusive Pocket Frame Kit for students to download and use for one of the assignments. As for a "traditional" class kit, Type Talk does not have one because assignments students complete during this course will actually create the class kit! Students are given one extra week to complete the assignments. At the end of that week, Kelly will compile all of the files into a class kit and send a link to students for them to download the kit. Students will be creating 3x4 + 4x6 pocket-style cards, along with word art and dingbat sticker embellishments, and a large title using the exclusive Pocket Frame Kit.
Do I have to complete the assignments in order to receive the Collaborative Class Kit?
Yes! Absolutely! It would not be fair for a handful of students to commit to doing the work and have everyone in the class reap the benefits. Please, register for this class only if you can commit to completing the assignments. I promise they are not difficult at all. They are a lot of fun and will help you put what you are learning into practice!
I'm so bummed! I have a busy summer and may not be able to commit to completing the assignments. Will you offer this class again?
Yes! I sure will! Type Talk will be offered again in October 2022 and then again in February or March of 2023.