Design Educators Typography Intensive

Effective teaching should be shared, not a secret.
The HMCT continues the legacy of ArtCenter Professor Leah Hoffmitz Milken, who for three decades, left her mark on students through her skilled tutelage in typography and visual problem solving, inspiring future generations of “thinking designers.” Leah had a profound dedication to teaching and her desire to give back to her students and fellow educators. She was intensely interested in the effects of technology and changing cultural influences on the design of letterforms and the role of typography in visual communication.

DESIGN EDUCATORS TYPOGRAPHY INTENSIVE is a virtual learning environment, developed in partnership with Google, for typography and design educators teaching at the university level. Attendees will be exposed to new approaches and pedagogies that can enhance their effectiveness in teaching typography and design.

Four type-centric Webinar instruction modules, open to all, will be led by renowned educators and experts. A breakout classroom session for active discussion, limited to 20 educator attendees, will follow each module.

Module 1: Friday, July 17, 10:00—11:45am PDT | Breakout classroom 12—1pm PDT. Design and Typography Archives with Steven Heller, Louis Sandhaus, Saki Mafundikwa, and Jennifer Whitlock

Module 2: Friday July 17, 3:00pm to 4:45pm PDT | Breakout classroom 5—6pm PDT, Teaching Essential Typography with Ty Drake and Simon Johnston

Module 3: Saturday, July 18, 10:00am to 11:45am PDT | Breakout classroom 12—1pm PDT, Teaching and the Use of Variable Fonts with Jason Pamental and Greg Lindy

Module 4: Saturday July 18, 3:00pm to 4:45pm PDT | Breakout classroom 5—6pm PDT, Teaching Transmedia Typography with Brad Bartlett and Roy Tatum

For more information, visit, or email All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to our youtube channel.

To register, visit eventbrite.




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