In this course, typefaces developed during the second term are refined and polished according to current industry standards. Topics will include multiple-style type families, interpolation, language support, kerning, and workflow automation. Course content is tailored to the specific needs and interests of individual students.
Materials: Macintosh or Windows laptop with FontLab.
Jesse Ragan has been designing letterforms for as long as he can remember, dating back to his childhood in North Carolina. He learned from the best how to make them into typefaces: as a student at Rhode Island School of Design, as an intern at Font Bureau, and as a full-time designer at Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Since 2005, Jesse has worked independently in Brooklyn, developing typefaces and lettering for clients including Pentagram and House Industries. Among his many design credits are collaborative contributions to Gotham, Archer, and Omnes. Jesse also teaches typeface design at Type@Cooper, the postgraduate certificate program he co-founded in 2010.