The age of webfonts is finally here, but what does that actually mean for designers of websites and typefaces? Join us for a conversation on the benefits, limitations, tips, and tricks related to type on the web. Jessica Hische will moderate the panel discussion with Tim Brown of Typekit, Nick Sherman of Webtype / Font Bureau, and Scott Kellum of Treesaver. Get your questions ready ahead of time to ask at the event, or submit them on Twitter with the hashtag #cooperwebfonts.
About Jessica Hische
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, graphic designer, and typeface designer living in Brooklyn, NY. You may know Jessica through her various projects, like Don’t Fear the Internet, Daily Drop Cap, Should I Work for Free?, or Mom, this is how twitter works.
Jessica previously worked at Louise Fili Ltd where she was Senior Designer. She has worked for clients such as Tiffany & Co., Victoria’s Secret, American Express, Target, New York Times, Boston Globe, Chronicle Books, Random House, and Penguin Books to name a few. Her work has been featured in most major design and illustration publications including Communication Arts, Print magazine, STEP magazine, HOW magazine, Graphis, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators annual. She was featured in 2009 as one of STEP magazine’s 25 emerging artists and as one of Print magazine’s New Visual Artists 2009.
She very much enjoys good food, black coffee, and her two cats, Olive and Billy.
About Nick Sherman
Nick Sherman is a Brooklyn-based typographer working with Font Bureau and Webtype, where he promotes fonts for use both in print and online. He previously worked at MyFonts, where he overhauled the promotional material and web design for the world’s largest collection of fonts.
His various projects include Fonts In Use, Woodtyper, Pizza Rules!, Specimenism, and a personal photo journal. Nick co-curated the Wood Type Evolved exhibition and has designed, manufactured, and printed several of his own wood type designs. He serves on the artistic board of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum as well as the advisory committee of the Type Directors Club. He is both a graduate and consultant of the Type@Cooper typeface design program.
Additionally, Nick contributes to typography sites such as Typographica and We Love Typography, and has taught undergraduate typography at MassArt. He is an active member in the Society of Printers, ATypI, and American Printing History Association. Originally from Cape Cod and Boston, he is also a skateboarder, pizza enthusiast, musician, and classic horror film buff.
About Tim Brown
Tim Brown lives and works in New York State’s beautiful Hudson Valley with his wife and college sweetheart, Eileen, their baby daughter, and two dogs. He is Type Manager for Typekit, writes Nice Web Type and designs examples of typesetting with CSS.
About Scott Kellum
Scott Kellum is a designer and front-end web developer living and working in NYC. He currently works at Roger Black Studio on Treesaver. Scott previously worked with Darden Studio designing type after graduating from Parsons the New School for Design.