Juan Villanueva:
Meeting the Moment with Type Education

Type design is no longer an obscure art only practiced by European type designers from the 15th century. Today, in theory, anyone with internet access can level up their type and design skills. However, the reality is that there are still many obstacles in the way of getting a quality type education. This talk will cover ways to get over those hurdles, customize your type education, and level up your type skills.

This talk is scheduled to take place , 2022, at New York time (/UTC), as part of the main Typographics conference. Conference registration is required to attend in person.

About Juan Villanueva

Juan Villanueva

Juan Villanueva is a Peruvian typeface designer, letterer, and educator in New York City. Juan is a Sr. Type Designer at Monotype and the lead instructor of Type West Online. He’s a graduate of the Type@Cooper Extended program and the founder of Type Crit Crew, an initiative to make type design education more accessible and inclusive to students anywhere in the world. When he’s not drawing letters, he’s probably running, cycling, or making more coffee. Follow his lettering explorations and education initiatives on Instagram @juan_kafka.

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