Designing an Original Typeface

Expression and personal investment take precedence when designing a new typeface from scratch. During this term, students will hone their skills in an in-depth project, developing an original concept into a structurally sound typeface.

About Jesse Ragan

Jesse Ragan is an independent typeface designer in Brooklyn. Over the past decade, he has created custom types and lettering for brands, publications, and cultural institutions. He co-founded and teaches for Type@Cooper, and he serves on the board of directors for AIGA/NY. Previously he was a staff designer at Hoefler & Frere-Jones and taught at Pratt Institute.

Jesse has collaborated on many retail typefaces, notably Gotham, Archer, Omnes, and Chronicle. Freelance clients include Pentagram, Landor, Reebok, The New York Times, Font Bureau, and House Industries. His work has been recognized by AIGA, Type Directors Club, Brand New Awards, and the Museum of Modern Art. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

Jesse Ragan
Designing an Original Typeface

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