Type@Cooper - Responsive Design and Web Typography Workshop

Responsive Design and Web Typography Workshop


with Nick Sherman




Sat., Feb. 18 – Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: The Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive

Print and web designers, type designers, and DIY publishers can catch up on the basics of contemporary web design by building a small-scale web project from scratch, focusing on responsive design and typography using modern HTML & CSS. The course touches on the basics of design using web standards, including fundamentals of responsive layout, digital typography, and efficient adaptation for various devices and screen sizes. Participants learn about digital font issues as well as general design concepts like fluid page layout, typeface pairing, and how to avoid boring web design. Upon completion, students will have a solid foundation of info on responsive design and typography to build on. Previous experience with HTML & CSS is helpful but not required.


    Required Materials

  • Participants should bring their own laptops to class.



Lecturer: Nick Sherman

Responsive Design and Web Typography Workshop
Nick Sherman is a typographer, web designer, typeface designer, and typographic consultant. He runs HEX, a typographic company that makes fonts and websites. He is also a founder and designer of Fonts In Use and Variable Fonts.

A graduate of the Type@Cooper Extended Program in typeface design at The Cooper Union, Nick also works on design and organization for their Typographics design festival. A List Apart has published his writing on responsive design and web typography, and he occasionally talks and teaches classes on those topics. He is a member of the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board, as well as the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and has served on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club.

Previously, Nick has worked at Font Bureau, Webtype, and MyFonts, directing web design and promo­tional material for type­faces in print and digital media. He graduated with honors from the Graphic Design pro­gram at MassArt in Boston, where he has also taught under­graduate typography, typeface design, and letterpress printing. Originally from Cape Cod and Boston, he is also a skate­boarder, pizza enthusiast, printer, musician, and classic horror film buff.

• nicksherman.com