INTRO TO TYPEFACE DESIGN
** 2023 GRAPHIC DESIGN: INTRO TO TYPEFACE DESIGN APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN.**
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE PROGRAM DETAILS BELOW BEFORE APPLYING
*NOTE: This program will be held in Charleston, SC
The Next IT Girl is a technology education nonprofit changing the face of technology. We're bridging the gap by connecting students and businesses to create an ecosystem of innovation and drive the change we need to see in tech.
Digital Design meshes technology and creativity together. Students will learn and apply design tools and techniques in Procreate, Figma, and Calligraphr. This curriculum will show students not only the many different possible career opportunities in technology, but how they can express themselves creatively while incorporating technology as well. During this one-day course, we will learn the history of font design and how to create fonts with multiple software apps for personal branding. Students will also get the opportunity to understand and apply design briefs and be able to create projects for clients.
The main objective of this workshop is to introduce the systematic structure of a type design process, focusing on the basic conceptual foundations of the craft, including techniques and best practices for drawing and designing.
Participants will then practice the strategies, sketches, and fundamental aspects of making letters, get feedback on their projects, while they also learn various lessons about typography and—why not?—life.
This workshop is suitable for those who are just beginning to think about type design, and for those with some experience in drawing letters (calligraphy, lettering, etc.). We'll be exploring with design software Figma, Procreate, and Calligraphr.
- Understand the basics of letter construction with software apps.
- Learn techniques, tips, and tricks for drawing letters.
- Make a typeface from start to finish.
- Gain an understanding of the methodologies and processes used to produce digital typefaces today.
Registration Fee - $25
WHO MAY APPLY
Our graphic design program is open to young women of color ages 14-18. No design experience necessary! We accept students based on a number of criteria including their interest level in technology. Although this program serves young women of color The Next IT Girl does not discriminate based on gender, race, or nationality.
The goal of this program will be to support aspiring and early-stage technology students ages 14-18, will encourage growth through education, mentorship, and exposure. Students will use technology applications and receive real-world in-demand technology skills that can be translated into any technical role and company of their choice.
Students ARE required to be present during the entire scheduled session on Saturday. Therefore, please schedule appointments for times outside of the program hours. Please note that the program duration is for 3 hours; 10:00AM - 1:00PM EST, Saturday.
2023 PROGRAM DATE:
Saturday, July 29, 2023
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Charleston Southern University
9200 University Blvd.
N. Charleston, SC 29406
Applications must be completed entirely to be considered for this program.
We understand that circumstances change, if you must cancel then please be aware of these policies and dates:
- Before June 5th, full refund of registration fees will be issued.
Before June 30th, only a 50% refund of tuition fees will be issued.
After July 1st, there will be NO refund of tuition fees.*
*In the event of illness or family emergency we will review each refund request on a case by case basis*
2023 Program Application Deadlines
Program applications open: Friday, May 19th, 2023
Program applications close: Friday, July 21st, 2023
For more information on our programs, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.