We’re not new to the challenges and roadblocks many creatives face. Whether you’re an aspiring student or an experienced maker, at some point in your typographic path you’ve probably encountered a barrier to entry.
In late 2019, a small group of industry professionals decided to stop talking about these obstacles and start doing something to remove them.
We’re an online-only type conference for everyone who sees, draws, makes, studies, and sells type. We’re powered by volunteers. And thanks to our generous sponsors, registration is free.
This September we will be streaming a range of talks and workshops to type lovers from around the world. (Yes, we really did invite the entire planet.) Anyone can submit their idea for consideration.
A diverse and equitable team of reviewers will follow a blind voting process to select the content that best fits the conference goals:
Our hope is that the TypeWknd platform provides a space for productive conversations, as well as inspiration for anyone seeking new ways to connect and build their businesses.
It’s time to change the typographic world. Are you ready to join us?
Cris is a typeface designer working in education, interactive media, and public service, with a focus on multi-script support.
Elena is a Graphic and Type designer from Madrid, Spain. She graduated in Type and Media in 2020 at KABK, Netherlands and she holds an MA in Typography from EINA Barcelona. Elena worked as an in-house Type designer at Seriesnemo studio. She brought TypeThursday, the monthly type event, to the city of Barcelona with a group of friends and Elena has also collaborated with ATypI, Letrástica, TypeThursday Madrid and Typographics and is a member of Alphabettes. Elena is passionate about type-oriented projects and loves to take pictures with Lomographic cameras.
Erin McLaughlin is a type designer specializing in Indic script fonts.
Ili is a full time teacher at UDEM, University of Monterrey, Mexico. Her focus is on Design Strategy, Entrepreneurship for creatives, History of Typography and Calligraphy. Besides academia Iliana enjoys speaking at Type conferences around the world, giving workshops and mentorship sessions to creatives and entrepreneurs. At TypeWknd you can find Ili at the support team.
Kriti Monga is a creative strategist for brands, graphic designer, illustrator and design educator in New Delhi, with a penchant for all things type and hand-crafted. She is the founding director of Turmeric Design and till recently, a partner at Quick Brown Fox Design. Her personal body of work with lettering and typography, art installations and illustrated travel journals explore a visual and tactile vocabulary that is at once playful and thoughtful. Her ‘Typerventions’, collaborative modular-type installations in public spaces, have become a popular learning tool and workshop for enthusiasts. She teaches courses and workshops in Design, Illustration, Typography and Design Management around the world and holds several honours and awards, including Indi-Pool Best Graphic Design Studio in India 2015 and an honourable mention at SOTA’s Catalyst Award in 2011.
Lisa Maione is an Assistant Professor of the BFA Graphic Design program at Kansas City Art Institute and a member of UXPA-KC board. Through her independent design studio For Instance, she creates publications, typography, and information graphics for a range of clients including artists, architects and cultural institutions. Her ongoing design research interrogates the screen as a raw material of perception, studies modes of imagination in creative practices, and tracks down histories of type design and calligraphy.
Paridhi Yadav is an Indian Graphic Design student from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, with growing interest in Type and Print.
Thomas is the founder of TypeThursday, partner at Lexend, adjust lecturer at CUNY Queens College, and practicing typeface designer.