Choosing the Right Typefaces: How to Enhance Your Message with Type

Faye Brown, Faye Brown Designs

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11 Videos (46m)
    • Promo

    • Introduction

    • Project briefs

    • Let's talk type

    • Personality of a typeface

    • Using type in logo design

    • Combining multiple typefaces

    • Buying typefaces

    • Type hierarchy

    • Body copy

    • Final thoughts


About This Class


This class is for all those who would like to know more about how to choose the right typefaces for your design work. The typefaces you choose to use in a design or illustration will be communicating a message to the viewer and you want to make sure that message is the right one. Sometimes typography needs to be almost invisible, so much so that we take it for granted... other times we might need to read a billboard from a far or a warning sign and we want to make sure our message stands out. 

We will look at how one word can take on different meanings just by the typeface you read it in. 

This class is for designers, illustrators, pattern designers and animators... anyone who uses type in their work and would like to know more about choosing the right typefaces for their projects. 


96 of 97 students recommendSee All

Good basic overview
Great teacher, well laid out material, very informative!
Although I am a designer and I have worked with type maaaany times, this class helped me remember the basics of typography and made clear in my mind why some fonts work together.
Jane Lennon

Software developer and graphic designer





Faye Brown

Faye Brown Designs


Faye is a graphic designer with over 15 years experience in motion graphics, branding and illustration. During her Graphic Design degree course she won a DandAD yellow pencil for a corporate identity brief. 

Faye has designed and art directed for interactive TV, DVD menus, title sequences for film and TV and commercials. Clients include the BBC, ITV, Discovery Channel, SyFy Channel and Aviva. Many of her projects required elements of branding and strong typography. Faye has designed logos from singers to visual effects companies to salad producers. 

Following the success of her first Skillshare class - The Art of Typography, she has since created a range of classes sharing her knowledge, experience and passion in subjects on branding, creativity and business. 

If you’d like a dose of inspiration and to join a group of fellow creatives come along and join Faye’s Skillshare Tribe new Facebook group here.