Know your Type: Effective use of Typography in Graphic design

Stefania Pochesci, Graphic Design, Illustration, Art Direction

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13 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

      1:20
    • Know your Type - 1 - What is Typography

      1:26
    • Know your Type - 2 - Anatomy of Typography

      2:27
    • Space Matters (and importance of white space)

      1:51
    • Typeface vs Fonts

      2:42
    • Combining Fonts

      2:26
    • Hierarchy and Grids

      1:55
    • Expressive Typography vs Functional Typography

      2:20
    • Useful Tips

      1:28
    • Creating a square card in Adobe Illustrator

      7:44
    • Exporting for socials

      1:43
    • Exporting a pdf for printing

      2:11
    • Final Thoughts

      1:22

About This Class

  • Do you want to improve your layout? Do you know your Type?

    With this class you’ll refresh all the basics about type, the very foundation of gfx design.You'll learn how to use it  effectively in order to create  a good composition. A working layout which will make the difference between something “meh”  to something professional and eye-catching.

    I’ll also guide you through all the steps for creating an unforgettable and beautiful Greeting Card using Adobe Illustrator and share it on social media.

    No previous knowledge is required. This Class is for all who are interested in Type and good graphic design. Easy for beginners too. You can download a trial of Adobe Illustrator from adobe.com, or just use what you have (and no, Microsoft Word it’s not a choice)

5 of 5 students recommendSee All

Very useful and interesting class about typography and how to create visually arresting compositions with it.

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Stefania Pochesci

Graphic Design, Illustration, Art Direction

I was born in Rome, the Eternal city, great inspiration and magnet for greatest painters, musicians and writers from across the globe for centuries. 

From a very young age I had two passions: Arts and Nature.

After 15 years working as a GFX Designer in a big TV Network I left the city together with my husband, dogs and cats and moved to the countryside, in the heart of the Sabina mountains, determined to start a new career as a freelance … and I did.

I apply my design experience and love for nature not only to my work but also to my everyday life.

In few words, I’m italian, art director, DIY enthusiastic Silk Screen and hand printing crazy obsessed, GFX Design, Illustrations, Packaging and Nature lover.

Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy while birds are singing.