Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing

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  • History of Typography
    • This module will cover the history of typography, baseline basics and the anatomy of a typeface.
  • Typography, Fonts and Text
    • This module will cover the two main types of fonts and font pairings and hierarchy.
  • Typography Spacing & Sizing
    • This module will cover typographical spacing and sizing, as well as the concepts of alignment, leading, tracking and kerning.
  • Design Programs and User Experience
    • This module will review using type in various computer design programs. You will also get a chance to practice your skills in designing a brochure or postcard, focusing on the use of type in your design.