Understand the fundamentals of typography design, from scale and hierarchy to working with grids and more. After covering these essentials in the learning path, you can then move onto the practical application of designing your typeface using Photoshop or InDesign.
Graphic Design Foundations: Typography with Ina Saltz
Explore good typographic practices. Learn how to select and use type to add impact, how type is measured, and how factors like spacing and alignment affect your design.
2h 23m • COURSE
Typography: Color Contrast and Scale with Ina Saltz
Learn to enhance the clarity and impact of your type—and your message—with effective use of color, contrast, and scale.
45m 25s • COURSE
Typography: Hierarchy and Navigation with Ina Saltz
Create clear levels of importance and point readers in the right direction, whether it's for print-based or screen-based communication design.
45m 12s • COURSE
Typography: Working with Grids with Ina Saltz
Find out why great designers use grids. Learn the principles of using grids to give your compositions strength and structure, break space into units, and streamline your design process.
39m 36s • COURSE
Typography: Choosing and Combining Typefaces with Ina Saltz
Learn how to choose and combine typefaces for maximum visual impact.
51m 50s • COURSE
Learning Type Design with Charles Nix
Gain a foundational understanding of typography, and learn how to design your first typeface.
1h 46m • COURSE
Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials with Nigel French
Explore the fundamental concepts and techniques for working with type in Photoshop.
1h 48m • COURSE
InDesign: Typography Part 1 with Nigel French
Explore the typography options, type-related features, and type-specific preferences of Adobe InDesign.
2h 21m • COURSE
InDesign: Typography Part 2 with Nigel French
Explore the typography options, features, and preferences of Adobe InDesign, in this exploration of macro typography. Learn about text flow, alignment, spacing, styles, and more.
2h 45m • COURSE
You'll learn typeface design skills with these experts.
Ina Saltz is an art director, writer, photographer, and professor emeritus at The City College of New York.
Her 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).
Charles Nix is a designer, typographer, and educator.
He has designed hundreds of books and typefaces, and for more than 20 years, has taught at the Parsons School of Design, where he has served as chairman of communication design. He is also chairman emeritus of the board of the Type Directors Club, an international organization dedicated to furthering typographic excellence, and a senior type designer at Monotype.