Her passion for her profession and sharing her knowledge, led to the creation of Typote Design workshops, where she provides training in calligraphy, lettering, typeface design and graphic design. Typote Design workshops are open to anyone who is keen on developing their practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Find out more about our workshops below.
Should you like to host a workshop at your school, university or organization we would love to hear from you.
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Step-by-step demonstrations and methodized exercises
will help you to progress in competence and confidence. Typote Design workshops will provide you with relevant knowledge (the why & how)
in letterform construction,
page composition and layout, helping you to master the art of beautiful writing.
Projects include: Poster, concertina book, invitation, manuscript book, illuminated letter….
We will study, discuss and explain the basic styles which are fundamental to all lettering (Roman, Italic, Gothic, Script and Block). Providing you with the "why & how" of the correct form of individual letters, and of the consideration of size, form, weight, layout, spacing and execution in any lettering project.
Typote Design workshops will also enable you to digitize your hand lettering for reproduction.
Projects include: Post card, label, drop caps, monogram, logotype, bookplate, book cover….
The first segment focuses on understanding letterform structure through handwritten forms and drawing letterforms by hand, from first intentions
to working drawings.
You will acquire knowledge
of proportion, rhythm and anatomy with regard to typographic form, all of which are fundamental to designing type. The second segment will focus on font production. There, you will be instructed in the use of font editing and production software, with the goal of producing your own font.
•Study letterform construction, ductus and contrast and the difference between typographic letterforms and handwriting.
•Study of different contrast types based on specific writing tools (broad-pen and pointed-pen).
• Study how serifs guide form and contrast.
• Introduction to type design (application of acquired knowledge to start designing
• Conversion of hand drawn letterforms to digital format.
• Introduction to font editor
and production software.
• Glyph encodings, fitting, kerning, accents.
• OpenType features.
• Font generation.
The strategies we pass onto you through our curated projects can be applied to any design framework, two-or-three dimensional.
The outlines above serve as a guide and are open to accommodate modifications in the interest of the participants.