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7 April 2014

Attendees on TYPO: Jenny Thai from Yammer

Rounding out our Attendees on TYPO series, TYPOTalks asked Jenny Thai from Yammer – a leading enterprise social network for businesses, about what brings their creative team to TYPO SF.

 

TYPO Talks: What attracted you to TYPO SF?

Jenny Thai: I really like that TYPO SF takes an interdisciplinary approach to design. Our creative team includes writers and strategists in addition to designers and developers, so there’s something for everyone.

TT: Have you been to TYPO SF before? If so, what was your favorite part of the experience?

JT: Yes! I attended TYPO SF for the first time last year and thought Mandy Brown was amazing. It was awesome to hear a writer/editor’s perspective on web design. I also really enjoyed Matthew Butterick’s talk on the web advertising economy.

TT: What gets your creative rhythm going?

JT: Coffee, books, and blogs (especially design blogs). The Internet is my creative oyster!

TT: Which of our speakers are you most looking forward to?

JT: I’m a big fan of Lisa Congdon’s work, so I’m excited to hear her speak. I’m also really looking forward to Maria Popova. Brain Pickings is one of my go-to sites when I need to indulge my curiosity.

TT: Do you have any current projects you or your group is working on that you would like to share?

JT: We’re getting ready to kick off some new projects at Yammer, so it’s perfect timing for us to attend TYPO SF and get some inspiration. We can’t wait.

 

Register for TYPO SF 2014 today! Only a limited number of tickets are available and they’re going fast.

Does your group want to get in on the action? Email sanfrancisco@typotalks.com for more information about group rates.

28 March 2014

Attendees on TYPO: Emily Dubin from Chronicle Books

We’re excited to welcome the design department at Chronicle Books to TYPO SF 2014! TYPOTalks spoke with designer Emily Dubin about what her and her team are looking forward to.

 

TYPO Talks: What attracted you to TYPO SF?

Emily Dubin: It’s going to be a great opportunity for our design department to attend as a group, to get out of our regular work environment and spend two days learning and connecting with other design professionals.

TT: Have you been to TYPO SF before? If not, what are you most excited about?

ED: No, this will be my first time attending. I’m excited about the diverse range of speakers.

TT: What gets your creative rhythm going?

ED: Vintage ephemera, books, and art museums.

TT: Which of our speakers are you most looking forward to?

ED: I’ve seen Aaron Draplin work his magic on-stage and it’s just so much fun. Also looking forward to Victor Moscoso and Maria Popova.

TT: Do you have any current projects you or your group is working on that you would like to share?

ED: I’m excited about the release of Mixtape Greetings, a recent project I worked on. It’s a set of notecards illustrated and die-cut to look like cassette tapes. They come in a box that looks like a walkman and include sticker labels like blank tapes, to personalize your card. As a child of the 80s, it was a fun, nostalgia-fueled design process.

TT: Check out Mixtape Greetings below, and click through to see the beautiful products that Chronicle Books has to offer.

 

Mixtape Greetings – Available now at Chronicle Books!

 

Register for TYPO SF 2014 today! Only a limited number of tickets are available and they’re going fast.

Does your group want to get in on the action? Email sanfrancisco@typotalks.com for more information about group rates.

22 March 2014

Attendees on TYPO: Heather Braxton

TYPO SF is a mere three weeks away! We’re not the only ones who can’t wait…

Today on the blog we’re talking with Heather Braxton who is traveling to TYPO all the way from Connecticut with the Western Connecticut State University Art and Graphic Design Club. Read on to find out why this group thinks TYPO SF is worth the trip.

 

TYPO Talks: What attracted you to TYPO SF?

Heather Braxton: I came to TYPO SF last year for the first time by some miracle a spot opened and I jumped on it because it sounded fun, I knew a couple of the speakers work and through school funding it was very very cheap. I think TYPO SF is a wonderful experience and opportunity for students and I can only hope that our group gets out of it what I did last year and will this year.

TT: What was your favorite part of the experience? What are you most excited about?

HB: Coming to TYPO SF Contrast flipped a switch for me, EVERYTHING was exciting from opening to closing! Graphic Design is my second major to Photography and it is something I have always been passionate about, however I felt as if I could never really find anyone that I could describe as “the most excited” about design and typography before coming to TYPO.

TT: What gets your creative rhythm going?

HB: Passion is what gets my creative rhythm flowing and sustaining, I have so much of it and there’s literally no better feeling then sharing passion with other people!

TT: Which of our speakers are you most looking forward to?

HB: I am probably looking forward to Lisa Congdon and Gemma O’Brien speaking because I have been working and will continue working on research of women in the typography/design world and both of them are in that group.

TT: Do you have any current projects you or your group is working on that you would like to share?

HB: I was assigned Lisa Congdon for a Communication Design class and had to make a poster in her style of a classical composer.

TT: That project, as well as others from the WCSU Graphic Design Club, are below!

 

Created by Heather Braxton and Meghan Sturgeon

Created by Heather Braxton

 

Register for TYPO SF 2014 today! Only a limited number of tickets are available and they’re going fast.

Does your group want to get in on the action? Email sanfrancisco@typotalks.com for more information about group rates.

11 March 2014

Attendees on TYPO: Pascal Giroux

TYPO would never be a success without our attendees. Curious about what draws these awesome designers and design fans to our conference? Read on!

TypoTalks had a chat with French Canadian graphic designer Pascal Giroux, who scored a pair of free tickets to TYPO with his winning tweet in our Valentine’s Day Twitter contest.

 

TYPO Talks: What attracted you to TYPO SF?

Pascal Giroux: The impressive amount of speakers who had a lot of success in the graphic design industry is one of the first reasons that attract me to TypoSF. As a young designer who is planning to start is own business, and is already working hard on multiples personal projects, I find it very inspirational to listen to successful creatives.

TT: Have you been to TYPO SF before? If so, what was your favorite part of the experience? If not, what are you most excited about?

PG: I never been to TYPO SF before, but I can’t wait to see designers from all around the world. I want to learn from people who design with a different angle than mine!

TT: What gets your creative rhythm going?

PG: To have a well balanced life! Outside of work, it’s important to stay active, socialize and try new experiences. I believe that everything a designer do outside of working will become is main creative strength.

TT: Which of our speakers are you most looking forward to?

PG: I’m not looking for a specific speaker, I want to be inspired by a variety of contrasted topics and stories.

TT: Do you have any current projects you or your group is working on that you would like to share?

PG: I’m currently in California for a one-year internship doing branding and packaging. Very busy year! I will also spend my year attending web and design events, learning my second language (English), working on personal projects, and surfing!

 

Register for TYPO SF 2014 today! Only a limited number of tickets are available and they’re going fast.

14 February 2013

Attendee Spotlight: Louise Sandhaus

TYPO Contrast is just around the corner! To give you an idea of what look forward to, we chatted with attendees from last year’s TYPO Connect about their experience and what they hope to see in April.

Louise Sandhaus, a graphic design educator at CalArts in Southern California, paints a picture of her 2012 conference highlight,

“A luminous point was the number of attendees, which allowed for intimacy with old friends yet a chance to meet new ones; amazing and diverse presenters comprised both familiar and unfamiliar faces; it all felt ‘fresh’ and friendly.”

We caught up with Louise for a quick interview in which she shares her expectations for Contrast.

TT: What was your favorite part of last year’s TYPO?
LS: Seeing and being among younger practitioners.

TT: What are you most looking forward to for TYPO Contrast?
LS: Unpredictable presenters

TT: What’s your favorite thing to do when visiting San Francisco?
LS: Eat.

TT: What inspires you?
LS: The things people who are inspired by their own free-wheeling imagination rather than the beaten paths.

TT: Fill in the blank. Contrast _______.
LS: /Contradict/Confirm

Louise’s pick of contrasting photos

“Contrast/Contradict/Confirm“ — We hope to see this along with many more ideas in April!