Balancing Type Design with Language Learning (Hangeul/Korean)

Session 1

Thursday, 30 September 2021

12:30 PM CST – 1:00 PM CST



  • English
A summary of how I began to design a Hangeul font and study the Korean language, my current font project through an Alphabettes Mentorship, communication design research goals for the future, and reflections on designing type for languages you don't know (yet). After this talk, I hope our global audience will view language scripts as cultural objects to be handled with care, and not merely aesthetic tools.
  • Michelle Devlin

    United States

    Michelle Devlin is a Design Researcher/Artist living in New York. They/she moved to the U.S. in 2010.

    Michelle will begin a graduate program at the Royal College of Art in Fall 2021. They received a BFA in Graphic Design with focus in History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences from RISD in 2018.

    She volunteers as Creative Projects Manager for AsianAndLGBTQ+ and works as Design Research Apprentice with Firebrand Creative House. They/she foster an enthusiasm for language & design through studying Type Design and Korean. They hope to live in South Korea someday to extend this practice.

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