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Ina Saltz

Ina Saltz Ina Saltz is an art director, designer, writer, photographer and Professor (at The City College of New York) whose areas of expertise are typography and editorial publication design. She has written over fifty articles on design and typography, contributed to five books by Steven Heller, and authored fifteen essays for Phaidon's Archive of Graphic Design.

Ina served as the Design Director at Time Magazine (International Editions), Worth Magazine, Golf Magazine and others. She was one of the first art directors to work on a computer at Time Inc's Teletext Project. Ina frequently lectures on topics related to magazine design and typography and has chaired, co-chaired, and judged numerous design and typography competitions. She is a two term board member of the Type Directors Club.

Ina is the author of the Body Type series of books on typographic tattoos, as well as Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working With Type. She is a co-author of Typography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History and Practice of Typography, named one of the best eleven reference books of 2012 across all subject matter by the American Library Association.

Ina lives in New York City with her husband. She has no pets or tattoos, but she does have favorite typefaces (Requiem, Bickham Script, and Franklin Gothic No. 2) and favorite characters (&, Q, Z, and R).
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    Create clear levels of importance and point readers in the right direction, whether it's for print-based or screen-based communication design.

    45m 17s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Typography: Color, Contrast, and Scale

    Learn to enhance the clarity and impact of your type—and your message—with effective use of color, contrast, and scale.

    45m 29s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Typography

    Explains good typographic practices, how to select and use type to add impact and power, how type is measured and sized, and how factors like spacing and alignment affect your design.

    2h 23m
    Beginner
     
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