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Type Design Masterclass

Everything you need to design your first font! Learn how to design a font from sketching to exporting and typing with your own font in this online course.

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You have an idea for a font, but you don't know how to make it.
Or, you love type and want to try your hand at designing your own.

Whether you're a professional, a student, or someone just looking to dabble in type design, this masterclass is for you!

With more than 50 sequential videos, hours of demonstration, and pro-tips all along the way, this course is for any knowledge level to get into type design, and produce their very first font.

Not sure where to start?

That's ok! The Type Design Masterclass walks you step-by-step through the type design process, including generating ideas, rough sketching your letters, walking through the Glyphs interface, and drawing every letter of the Roman alphabet step by step.

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Type Design with Kaleb Dean
Awarded type designer and international speaker.
I had to learn type design the hard way—on my own. I've poured over resources, attended conferences, and forged my own path into type design. Now, I'd like to lower the barrier to others who want to design their own beautiful fonts!
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Online Type Design Class Modules

MODULE 1: Introduction & Overview

MODULE 2: Ideating & Sketching Type

MODULE 3: Glyphs 3 & Project Planning

MODULE 4: First Letters First

MODULE 5: Letter by Letter — Lowercase

MODULE 6: Letter by Letter — Uppercase

MODULE 7: Refinement Process

MODULE 8: Exporting & Installing

BONUS: Type Specimen

Start Drawing Type

Take a sneak peek into Module 3 where we learn Glyphs together!

The 3 Reasons Designers Should
Know Type Design

Just in case loving type isn’t enough of a draw!
1

Quality of Craft

Imagine how many practice shots Michael Jordan took—thousands! Whether you’re a brand identity designer, letterer, UI designer, or type enthusiast, the best way to elevate your craft is to practice. With type design, you’re drawing dozens of letterforms, paying attention to weight, rhythm, light, style, and substance. All of these impact every visual field, and learning type design can help you practice and elevate your visual craft no matter the field!

2

Creative Freedom

I started type design as a creative outlet. It keeps me drawing, thinking, and working on my creative skills. Without a client, I’m able to use letterforms to express and flew my creativity the ways that I want to.

3

Passive Income

How many fonts are on your computer? In almost every case, someone got paid to make those fonts (and if they didn’t, they were robbed or its not a quality font!)Learning and practicing type design can lead to a suite of digital products that can turn into passive income. Think about instead of binging that next Netflix series, you added a revenue stream instead!

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Preview each lesson in this  online type design course!

Module 1, Introduction & Overview

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Welcome & Intro

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Digital Learning Environments

Module 2, Ideating and Sketching

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Finding Inspiration

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Sketching Ideas & Tools

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Developing a Theme

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Important Type Terms

Module 3, Glyphs 3 and Project Planning

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Glyphs Interface

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Setting Up Masters

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Drawing in Glyphs

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Letterform Pro-tips

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A Note about Variable Fonts

Module 4, First Letters First

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Font Measurements

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Starting with 'O' and 'H'

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'n' and 'o' next

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Spacing Note & Final Preface

Module 5, Drawing Letter-by-letter — Lowercase

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h, m

Module 5 walks through every letter in the lowercase Roman alphabet!

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x, y

Module 6, Drawing Letter-by-letter — Uppercase

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I, L, T

Module 6 walks through every letter in the uppercase Roman alphabet!

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X

Module 7, Refinement Process

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Basic Punctuation

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Type as a System, Not Style

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Spacing Theory

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Spacing Calculator

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Refine, refine, refine!

Module 8, Export and Install!

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Setting Font Info

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Different File Types

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Export and Install

BONUS Module 9, Type Specimen

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What is a Type Specimen?

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Checklist for Specimen

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Downloadable Specimen Template

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Full Course Access
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For a more affordable experience, pay for the masterclass over 3-months with smaller monthly payments and start designing today!

Full Course Access
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$495
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Get instant full access to the Type Design
Masterclass at this discounted, pre-launch rate!

Give the Gift of Type Design
Compare at $799
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Packed with Bonus Content!

All FREE and included in the course
1

Type Specimen
Template

What goes into a type specimen? What are they used for? Where do you start? Say less, I got you. With this InDesign template and accompanying tutorial video you’ll be able to quickly have a type specimen for your font!

2

Specimen Love
Videos

Let’s ramble about type specimen examples—what makes them good, why are they successful, and how do the elevate the fonts that they are showing off!

COMING SOON
3

Private Type
Design
Community

No one is alone in their type journey anymore. Join our exclusive type community to see what others are doing, build each other up, get help when you need it, and relish in this typographic community!

4

1-on-1 Feedback
Videos

Nothing works as well as individual feedback. Luckily, I love giving feedback and constructive critique. Every month, I select a few fonts that have been uploaded to the class drive and talk openly about them. Sound scary? Don’t worry, I’m not harsh, just helpful.

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For beginners

and intermediate

Type Design for any Skill Level!

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All skill levels
are welcome!

The Step-by-Step Type Design Masterclass is Waiting For You!

Get the Pre-launch
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Full Course Access
Compare at 3 × $299
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For a more affordable experience, pay for the masterclass over 3-months with smaller monthly payments and start designing today!

Full Course Access
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$495
1 Single Payment

Get instant full access to the Type Design
Masterclass at this discounted, pre-launch rate!

Give the Gift of Type Design
Compare at $799
$495
1 Single Payment

Buy one 100%-Off coupon code to access the Type Design Masterclass Course. You can give this code to the aspiring type designer in your life.

Frequently Asked
Questions

Do I need to have a font idea?

No! In Module 2, we talk about Ideating & Finding Inspiration for fonts all around us. Besides, the fact that you're designing a font means that it'll be unique because of all the experience and perspective only you can bring!

What if I don't know how to use Glyphs?

You're right where I was when I started. In Module 3, we'll walk through the basics of Glyphs so you know everything you need to be able to produce your first font.

What's the difference between this and Fontself?

Fontself is like McDonalds which means you can get fed quickly, but not be completely satisfied (if at all). This course is like culinary school—you'll be able to draw your own letterforms, think of type as a system, and create beautifully crafted, calculated typefaces from the ground up.

I’m not sure if I have time for this?

No problem—that’s one of the benefits of enrolling in an online course—you can do it at your own pace. Each video covers a bite-sized amount of info that's actionable. That means you can design your first font at your own pace. My first one took me more than a year, and my second one only a week!

Is this for a specific type of designer?

This course is for anyone and everyone with a love of type who wants to be drawing and creating their own fonts.
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If you’re ready to start designing your fonts today, then get started with this Type Design Masterclass!

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