The Art of Typography: Communicate Effectively Through the Power of Type

Faye Brown, Faye Brown Designs

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15 Videos (2h 9m)
    • Introduction to the course

    • Introduction to Communication and Typography (03.40)

    • 10 words, 10 typefaces (03.07)

    • The History of Typography (slideshow)

    • The Anatomy of Typography (18.53)

    • Illustrator tutorial - Part 1 (11.05)

    • Illustrator tutorial - Part 2 (08.02)

    • Brands and logotypes (16.43)

    • Creating typefaces (08.23)

    • Hand drawn lettering into vectors - tutorial (08.42)

    • Final project brief - layout your quote (05.41)

    • My type of movie (08.00)

    • Final project - adding other elements (07.29)

    • Photoshop tutorial (18.26)

    • The Art of Typography - round up


About This Class

This self paced course is for anyone with an interest in typography, from artists, graphic designers and illustrators to people who have to regularly make presentations. 


Whether you are a complete beginner to typography or need to refresh your passion for type the course will be inspiring, informative and fun.

What You'll Learn

  • Intro to Typography and Communication. We will start by looking at how typefaces are used to communicate a message.
  • History and Anatomy. We'll look into the history or type and the anatomy of typography .
  • Brands and Logotypes. We will look at how brands use typefaces to enhance their brand values and clever ways of using letterforms. 
  • Creating your own Typefaces. You'll learn a variety of ways to create your own typefaces including mixed media, digital material, and hand drawn objects.


What You'll Make

The final project will encourage students to draw on all their new found knowledge and love for type to create a typographic illustration of a favourite quote or lyric. Students will be encouraged to share their projects and thoughts in what will be a very interactive course. There will be plenty of opportunities for feedback. 


104 of 107 students recommendSee All

Excellent class – thanks a lot!
Monika Zwiefelhofer

Passionate Graphic- & Webdesigner

Well structured and practical course. I enjoyed it!
Wonderful course. Excellent information presented in a logical fashion. Thank you





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.