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What makes a great online typeface? How do you know when a font works? What do you need to know to design with fonts?
Join award-winning designer, author, and type expert Jason Santa Maria for a practical deep dive that will change the way you discover, select, and make the most of today’s stunning online typography landscape — a perfect class for designers, marketers, and everyone writing on the web!
In 9 clear lessons, Jason breaks down every aspect of online type, from practical design considerations to cultivating a discerning, artistic eye. Packed with examples and inspiration, this class is a rich introduction to the limitless world of typography.
Key lessons include:
- Understanding key terms and typographic elements
- Choosing specific typefaces for different projects
- Pairing typefaces to create a personal webpage
- Layout basics: sizing, spacing, and proportions
Whether you use typography in professional designs, meeting presentations, or personal projects, this class will change the way you interact with type.
By the end, you’ll have a new arsenal of skills to help you see type in a whole new way — empowering you to use type intentionally, better communicate your ideas, and bring your words to life.
About Jason Santa Maria
Jason Santa Maria is a graphic designer with a deep love for letters. He’s design director at Slate; a faculty member at SVA’s MFA Interaction Design program; a cofounder of A Book Apart; and the founder of Typedia. Previously, he served as the vice president of AIGA/NY and as the creative director for A List Apart and Typekit. He has designed websites that balance beauty and usability for clients such as AIGA, The Chicago Tribune, Housing Works, Miramax Films, The New York Stock Exchange, PBS, The United Nations, and WordPress. Jason teaches web typography on Skillshare and discusses design on his award-winning website.
Also published on Medium.