Tina Roth Eisenberg - Trust Breeds Magic
An epic design maven who creates fascinating cultures and conversations.
Andy Hume - Web Fonts as a progressive enhancement @ Ampersand Conference
"Progressive enhancement attempts to ensure that content is delivered to all web users regardless of technology. How do web fonts fit into this methodology? What and where are the possible pitfalls, and how might we work around them? Andy will look at some learnings from implementing web fonts on high performance and high availability sites including the Guardian."
Gerry Leonidas - The Newest New Typography @ Ampersand Conference
"It takes four seconds to make up your mind about a typeface, and about eight minutes to explain why, in detail. It takes about ten years, give or take a couple, to figure out why all the print typographers moan that there’s more to Good Typography than a nice typeface; they’d say it would take as much to explain the whole thing. Gerry will attempt to do it in 44 minutes, leaving just enough time for a joke about old typographers."
Jamie Neely - Prototyping Web Typography @ After the Jump (Type Directors Club)
Using Photoshop to design websites certainly has it short falls. There has to be a better way. Thanks to smart people like Jamie Neely, founder of Typecast, there are new tools available that make designing the web more like the web. Neely proposes an entirely different approach to digital design that places typography and content as the center of a brand’s digital expression and allows for real-time prototyping so that what a client sees at the design stage is what the client can expect in the end result.
Jamie Neely is the Creative Director at Typecast, a web design prototyping tool recently acquired by Monotype. typecast.com
Frank Chimero - The Shape of Design @ Build Conference
To really think about design, you need to learn and think about everything other than it. Design is a vessel: the most important part is what it holds. As makers of things, the work gets better from outside influences, and gives us clarity about the purpose of the work: to inform, to persuade, and to delight. We’ll spend some time ruminating on what it means to delight our audiences, think of different ways to do so through mechanisms like storytelling, and realize that the real benefit of making anything is to nourish lives.
Frank Chimero is a graphic designer, illustrator, teacher, maker and writer hailing from Portland, Oregon. He also teaches graphic design & typography to eager minds at Portland State University and is managing partner of graphic design blog, Thinking for a Living.
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