This website uses cookies. Find out more.

Rotate your phone

Once that’s done you’ll be able to experience the Design Skillnet website perfectly.

This website uses cookies. Find out more.
Workshop

No, Not Like That. Learning Lettering with Max Phillips

share
When:
Friday, 19th & 26th August 2022
Add to calendar
Where:

Part 1 workshop delivered online.
Part 2 face-to-face (Dublin).

View on map
Cost:

Subsidised government funded rate:: €160
Members of IDI, ICAD, 100 archive, IAPI* (subject to eligibility):: €105

Lettering for designers with Max Phillips
share

‘No, Not Like That’: An introduction to lettering for graphic designers is back.

Back by popular demand! We are delighted to bring back the highly popular and incredibly high-rated introductory workshop to Lettering for Designers with lettering guru Max Phillips ‘No, Not Like That’ – as part of our Design Summer Sessions.

 

Get to grips with lettering at this high-rated two-part workshop, led by Max Phillips of Signal Foundry.

Most designers can draw letters, sort of, just as most designers can sing, sort of.

But using type and drawing type are very different things and lettering skills are no longer taught in most design schools.

 

The first part of this two-part workshop will take you through some basic principles of letter construction, review some common rookie mistakes and assign a small lettering project due the following week.

The second workshop will be devoted to critiquing and discussing the participants’ assignments, followed by an analysis of your own individual strengths and weaknesses and suggestions for further development.

 

A MUST for branding designers, aspiring type designers and anyone who wants to work more effectively with lettering, wordmarks and typefaces.

 

Workshop Times

Workshop One: 
Friday 19th August, 9:30-11.30am

Workshop Two: 
Friday 26th August, 9:30-11.30am

 

Make sure to book your ticket early as this workshop sells in record times.

 

*Member rate available to private sector members of the IDIICADIAPI and 100 Archive whose businesses are based in the Republic of Ireland.

About the trainer

Max Phillips

New York-born, Dublin-based Max Phillips is the proprietor of the Signal Type Foundry & Drawing Office, which specialises in type design, lettering and branding.

A former novelist and toy designer, he now makes useful, attractive things for clients like An Post, Arnotts, Bewley’s, Christie’s, FAO Schwarz and Trinity College Dublin and collaborates with studios and agencies in Ireland and abroad.

His work has been recognised by, among others, the Type Directors Club of New York, Communication Arts, Graphis, the International Society of Typographic Designers, ICAD and 100 Archive.

More events you might like

Design Summer Sessions Read more
Programme
Design Summer Sessions 2022
August 17th to 20th 2022 Several sessions per day

The Design Summer Sessions is a four-day festival of learning and creativity with interactive workshops, forums and webinar sessions.

Food For Thought Talks Read more
EventEvents
Food for Thought Talks Sessions
Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th August 2022 30 mins per sessions

Get professional tips and tricks from subject-matters experts and dig into various topics such as agency website optimisation, creative career growth and business startup as part of our Share&Learn Design Summer Sessions.

Read more
Workshop
Client-Catching Colours: Levelling Up your Colour Knowledge
Wednesday, August 17th 2022 12pm-1pm

Level up your Colour Knowledge in this 60 minutes workshop for interior designers, architects and colour specialists. Learn about designing for Independent Living, Part M of the building regulations with Cora Collins, Dulux Academy Lead.

DesignOpp creative creatures Read more
EventEvents
DesignOpp Creative Creatures
Wednesday, August 17th 2022 5-6pm

Presenting ‘DesignOpp Creative Creatures’ as part of the Design Summer Sessions. Enjoy short ‘creativity in colour’ talks from DesignOpp members Grace Enemaku, Ashwin Chacko & Holly Pereira on Diversity in Design and their creative journeys.

Peer Peeks Design Summer Sessions Read more
EventEvents
Peer Peeks Sessions
Thursday, August 18th 2022 8:30am-9am & 5-5:30pm

Take a peek at some of your Design Peers. Leading creative minds share their professional stories and pieces of advice. Part of our Share&Learn Design Summer Sessions, featuring Jonathan Kirk and Vanessa Power.

Colour essentials for creatives Read more
Workshop
Colour Essentials for Creatives
Thursday, August 18th 2022 12pm-1pm

Feed your creative soul with this 60-minute online workshop and Q&A with Cora Collins.  Ideal for any design professional interested in the psychology of colour, branding and generally interesting facts about colour.

Sustainable Solutions For Your Design Practice Read more
EventEvents
Forum: Sustainable Solutions for Your Design Practice
Thursday, August 18th 2022 1-1:45pm

A kickstart design community discussion on how to introduce circularity and sustainability into your design or creative business. Join a panel of your Irish design peers to discuss projects and solutions to make real changes now in your design practice.

Hooked on Books Creatives Read more
EventEvents
Hooked on Books Creatives: A Book Club for Design BookBuffs
Friday, August 19th 2022 12-12:45pm

In this first ‘Hooked on Books Creatives: A Book Club for Design BookBuffs’, David Douglas, MD of Ebow shares the book(s) that have influenced him on his journey to building his creative business. Part of the Design Summer Sessions.

Fire Up Figma UX Design summer session Read more
Workshop
Fire Up Figma: Coffee, UX & Collaboration
Saturday, August 20th 2022 10:30am-12pm

Fire Up Figma is a Coffee, UX & Collaboration workshop, part of our Share&Learn Design Summer Sessions. Pair up with Peers and Prototype with George Longwill of UXTalks.

Cyber Accountability for design owners and leaders Read more
Workshop
Cyber Accountability for Agency, Studio Owners and Senior Managers
Thursday, 20th October 2022 9:30am-12:30pm

A workshop for design team leaders/creative business owners – responsible for ensuring that their organisation demonstrates cyber accountability (business and clients’ data protection & response to cyber-attacks and security breaches).