>Preaching the typographic gospel to the NY Capitol Region: “You Are What You Kern: Typographic Details in Resumes and Portfolios,” at the AIGA Upstate NY Student Portfolio Workshop. Missed it? That‛s ok, the web resume demo is live.
>TypeTalk web fonts are now available on WebINK!. Read more about the OpenType features here. A demo with OpenType support is in the works.
“Visual Cues: Expressive Orthography in Digital Conversations” is included in the book project (some of my students contributed work as well), KeepDelete.
Buy the book.
>In October 2012, I attended THATCampNE 2012, an unconference on the digital humanities, at Brown University and led a session entitled, “Where are all the artists?” Read my notes from the session.
>I was honored to judge the 2012 Above the Fold Web
Design Competition. Read my interview with Best-in-Show winner, Aura Seltzer.
>Back on the TypeCon stage, the PersonaType project was presented at TypeCon 2012 in Milwaukee. Check out the live demo.
I am an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Foundation at the State University of New York at New Paltz, teaching courses in web and interaction design, as well as 2D design and typography. I frequently speak at conferences about my creative work and design pedagogy, including TypeCon
in Milwaukee (2012), Seattle (2007) and New York (2005), the AIGA Design Educators Conference Social Studies: Educating Designers in a Connected World
in Baltimore (2008) and the UCDA Design Education Summit
(2011). I am also currently part of several collaborative digital humanities initiatives at SUNY New Paltz.
My creative work investigates the performative possibilities of expressive typography in screen and digital environments. Challenging the arbitrary boundaries between visual and verbal communication, the work explores themes related to font intelligence, relationships between vocal and visual representations of speech, and the emotive potential of kinetic texts. I am influenced and inspired by the personality of typefaces, visual expressions of language in digital conversations, new media theory, sociolinguistics and sound poetry.
A variety of tools are utilized, including sound-editing software, custom OpenType features, handwriting samples, voice recordings, a Speak and Spell, CSS3 animation and Craigslist’s Missed Connections. This work has been recognized in the pages of Print and Communications Arts, and online at UnBeige, Typographica, I Love Typography, Typedia, and Design Observer, among many others.
I am a member (and SUNY New Paltz Student Group Faculty Advisor) of AIGA, and the Type Directors Club of New York.
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