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Typography 01

Learn how to use typography with confidence.

 

If you don’t control type, type will control you.

Mastering typography is essential to becoming a great designer. If you’re ready for an intensive, deep dive into the fundamentals of typography, take a seat. It’s time to begin.

How can you improve your typography? This course is focused on functional type as opposed to expressive type. Get better with using type now. Stop struggling with type. Learn how to use type in this ongoing typography course. In module 1, the focus is on achieving clarity, visual interest, and drawing the viewer in through the use of repetition and contrast. Subsequent modules will focus on grid construction and usage, the history of typography from the ancient Greek and Romans through modern day digital typesetting, and the application of rules to modern design problems.


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Chris Do
Chris Do

Your Instructor

Chris Do is an Emmy award winning designer, founder and CEO of Blind, Inc., where he oversees the creative and strategic direction of the company.

Mr. Do currently serves on the board and is an advisor for organizations including: AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Saleshood, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University.

He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Graphics/Packaging, where he has taught Sequential Design for over a decade. He’s lectured at: California Institute of the Arts, LA Art Institute, Siggraph, Otis College of Design, MGLA, Cal State Los Angeles/Northridge and San Diego City College.

Prior to forming Blind, Mr. Do worked at Cole & Weber, Seattle as an Art Director, Epitaph Records as a designer and freelance designer at broadcast design firm, Novocom and R/GA LA under Kyle Cooper on main titles such as The Island of Dr. Moreau, Celtic Pride and Eraser.


Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
This class is too expensive, isn’t it?
You’re right; it is rather expensive! You could get a new pair of shoes or a nice dinner for the price of this course. But let me ask you, how much should you invest in what's most important: your skills? The way we look at it, you’ll be able to charge more by the time you've completed this course because your work will be that much more valuable. And besides, when compared to the cost of tuition at a high-end design school, which can be more than $100,000, the value of this course is plain to see.
Can't I learn this stuff on my own?
Absolutely! You can learn anything on your own. It only took me 25 years to master the typographical skill I share in this course. But seriously, if you have the time to invest in significant research or the money to spend on high-end design college tuition, go for it! This class is probably not for you. This class is specifically and carefully crafted for active professionals who value their time above all. Get an in-depth education in typography fundamentals without searching for the right answers or paying for overpriced tuition.
What do I need for the class?
We recommend having access to a computer capable of running Adobe Illustrator. Other than that, just bring your open mind and a clean sketchbook!
Do you have any books you recommend?

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