LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
A VALUABLE QUALITY FOR A DESIGN STUDENT + A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL
Curiosity + Curiosity and patience
FAVOURITE FOOD NOW
Sushi and home-made bread
YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION NOW
YEAR OF PROJECT
PROFESSIONAL PROJECT BRIEF
Self-initiated typeface design (Dala Floda)
Commercial Type (Christian Schwartz and Berton Hasebe)
Apple Macintosh, Illustrator, Fontographer and Fontlab software
13 years on and off
It is a font – Dala Floda
WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?
Having an idea and taking it to its conclusion and doing it to the best of one’s level of craft.
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT IT?
The length of time it took to design.
Finally learning and understanding how to make a typeface from an idea.
It seemed to be well received.
DO YOU TEACH?
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TEACH DESIGN?
I think if we accept that design is in part technical or craft, then it’s possible to teach people the craft and technics of design. The problem is how we teach the ‘creative’ part of design. That seems to be more elusive. I think also that the history of design is also teachable, and probably in my opinion a vital thing for design education. Certainly at the University of Reading, I learned the technical, craft and historical aspects of typography.