Typography Basics : Take your layouts from good to great!

Gary Van Zyl, Design Intelligence

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10 Videos (45m)
    • Intro

    • Intro 1

    • Lesson 1

    • Lesson 2

    • Lesson 3

    • Lesson 4

    • Lesson 5

    • Lesson 6

    • Lesson 7

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Typography is one of the best ways to make your designs and layout look super professional and help them to be more effective. By getting the basics right you can go from good to great! In this short course, we look at the key ingredients to great typography that will take your design skills to the next level!


21 of 22 students recommendSee All

This is an essential course for any typographic enthusiast. The most valuable part of this course was how to properly justify text because you can know the efficiency of a designer by his body copy. This really polishes up the fundamentals once you know a bit of them.
Vidit Agarwal

I design and stuff.

I wish my typography teachers in design school had explained things as clearly as this.
You need to have some basic knowledge of InDesign and know how to work with type in order to get all the information here. I really enjoyed how you can see what is being taught on direct examples.





Gary Van Zyl

Design Intelligence

My name is Gary van Zyl. 

I have had 18 consecutive years in agencies working on brands from the smallest enterprises to the largest, ranging from tiny to massive budgets. I have also had the privilege of working side-by-side with multi-award winning Creative Directors, Top Strategists, Marketing Directors and so on.

I am currently working on primarily international brands based in Israel, the UK and the USA with an internationally-based partner.

My exposure to great and not-so-great Logo design in the industry, has instilled within in me the desire to produce greater design. As a result I believe I have matured into a professional critc with a refined eye for great, conceptual, relevant, appropriate and effective Logo design.

Key Accounts I have worked on are:

McLaren SA, Aston Martin SA, Rolls Royce SA, Virgin Mobile, Natal Sharks, Netcare KZN, Suncoast Casino, Geen & Richards, Metro Beat Magazine - Durban, Municipality, Big Brand TV Show, East Coast Radio, John Dorys, Sasfin Bank, Extreme Sixteen, Liberty, Webber Wentzel, Morvest, Super Group,Liquid Chefs, First Road, Frasers Luggage, dmx, Abbott Nutrition, Kelloggs, Coricraft, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Dream Nails, FutureFin, Kagiso Media, Nicci Boutiques, Renew It Group.

Sincerely yours,     

Gary van Zyl