Meet the Summit Speakers
Designing Your Next Passion Project
Alissandra’s lettering practice emerged out of a daily drawing habit. Making drawings every day for over ten years while teaching art full-time, the project fueled her professional career as a freelance illustrator.
Alissandra has worked with various clients, including Penguin Random House, Adobe, American Greetings, and Harper Collins, and combines her technical expertise with 15 years of teaching experience to bolster the skills and confidence of emerging artists.
Type as a Creative Practice
Alma Hoffmann is a design educator, designer, lettering artist, calligrapher, writer, and editor. She is the author of the book Sketching as Design Thinking.
Alma has presented talks nationally and internationally discussing design topics. She is obsessed with typography and lettering, as well as sketching. In her free time, she writes on her blog about design, life, and everything in between.
Design Perfect Whimsical Serif Letters
Aurelie is a passionate lettering artist from the Gold Coast, Australia. Her mission is to inspire and educate her students to become professional lettering artists by guiding them to discover their style and teaching them how to sell digital products.
Aurelie has built her own creative design business from her home studio and is dedicated to producing the highest quality work for every client on every creative project.
How community building has changed my life
Bobby is currently working as a senior designer at Cato Brand Partners. Still, his experience spans working in the kitchen, advertising, lettering, illustration, murals, community building, mentoring, and teaching some traditional Eastern arts. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and has called Australia home for over two decades.
Growing up in Indonesia, Bobby was exposed to many of Indonesia's exuberant, decorative, colourful traditional and Islamic art. Those two things informed his taste, and he found a similarity to those childhood influences through vintage lettering and calligraphy.
Illustrated Letters with a Concept
Born, raised and established in Cali, Colombia, CaliDoso is a “multi-instrumentalist” designer with expertise in illustration, lettering, street art and graphics for fashion, working in commercial commissions and exhibitions.
His work is influenced by underground music, art, and skateboarding, among others, and this is reflected in an expressive and visceral design and illustration approach.
Experimental Letters through Play
Delphie Joy, a seasoned brand designer with two decades of industry experience, sought a reconnection to hands-on creativity. She immersed herself in creative play, exploring lettering, type design, and abstract art.
This practice revitalised her mental well-being, becoming a critical means of self-expression. Today, her work reflects personal and professional growth, passionately guiding others on the vibrant journey of creative expression and unique personal fulfilment.
International Women’s Day Inspire Inclusion Doodle Session
Dominique Falla is the founder of the Typism Community and your host for the Typism Summit.
Known as the ‘Tactile Typographer,’ Dominique Falla has completed string typography commissions for Google, Bing, Penguin, and Random House. She has also presented talks and workshops on tactile typography in Australia, the USA, and Europe and loves to doodle letterforms in her spare time.
Beyond Serifs: An Experimental Letterform Journey
Ewa Olszewska, a Warsaw-based type designer and lettering artist, holds a master's in fine arts. She excels in type design as a mentee in Alphabettes and a nominee for the Polish Graphic Design Awards. A speaker at TypeWknd, she stays current with courses like Latin One and Latin Two, pushing design boundaries. Agnieszka's passion for typography and commitment to learning inspire her creative journey.
Exploring Textualis Quadrata | A Quick Dive Into Blackletter
Jacquelyn is a self-taught calligrapher and freelance designer hailing from Manila. Her portfolio showcases a distinctive style in blackletter art, encompassing diverse projects like logo design, tattoo art, graphics, book covers, band logos, and more.
With a background in Interior Design, she devoted a decade to Retail Marketing in Dubai before returning to Manila to concentrate on her art and freelance endeavours. She also enjoys teaching through online platforms like Skillshare and YouTube.
Letter Evolution—Build Letters With Confidence
Jimbo Bernaus is an accomplished hand lettering artist and graphic designer. He is the co-founder of Shoutbam, a creative studio specialising in letter crafting and illustration for brands.
Jimbo is dedicated to sharing his expertise with the creative community and developing digital and educational products for Procreate. Through these resources, he empowers letterers and illustrators to elevate their skills and unleash their artistic potential.
Using Comedy in Your Lettering
Keli has created hand-lettered greeting cards for 15 years through her paper goods company, Colette Paperie. Her cards are in hundreds of stores worldwide, and she has a line of 500 cards, stickers, tote bags and pouches.
Keli’s passion lies in creating humor through lettering styles and making people excited about sending cards.
Three Easy Ways to Add Dimension to Your Lettering
Kelly is the founder of the blog Kelly Leigh Creates, where she shares content focused on lettering and digital design. She is passionate about teaching all levels, especially beginners.
Kelly licenses her designs and sells her hand-lettered fonts, Procreate brushes, and SVG files on her website and other creative marketplaces.
This is How We Do it
Kevin Adams is a lettering artist and typeface designer based in New York City. His typographic-centered designs combine elements of pop art, graffiti and propaganda art.
When not creating for clients such as Adobe, Entrepreneur Magazine, and The Star Tribune, Kevin finds much inspiration from African-American music, letters and song lyrics as a vehicle to give social commentary. He uses this work to jumpstart larger conversations on topics like equal pay for women, mental well-being, cultural appropriation, and climate change.
Liz Volpi Impastato
Lookin’ Foxy and Boxy:
Draw a Valentine’s Card with Boxy Block Letters in Procreate
Known for her playful hand-drawn style, Liz has had the privilege of creating lettering art for international companies like Raising Cane’s and Paperlike, as well as for small businesses and local publicly-funded art programs.
Liz is a recent recipient of the Women of Type Artist Residency.
Principles of Script Lettering—Writing Demos
Maria Montes is an independent lettering designer specialising in branding assets and calligraphy education. Her creative practice is informed by the principles of lifelong learning, sharing knowledge, and creating emotion through her work.
Maria’s multidisciplinary practice expands across brand identity, packaging illustration, custom lettering, calligraphy, fashion, art and culture. She has been teaching calligraphy since 2014.
The Technique that Simplifies 3D Lettering
Nico Ng, a dedicated lettering artist from the Philippines, is deeply passionate about his craft. His experience includes collaborations with international brands and conducting workshops.
Nico has also developed a range of both analog and digital lettering tools, which have been embraced by the community, with thousands sold worldwide. His commitment extends to sharing his expertise and skills, aiming to help fellow artists elevate their work and simplify the lettering process for all.
Intro to Dark Lettering Composition
Obsessed with words and their power, Noeko has built a brand and career centred around lettering in both literal and abstract forms.
She owns a private tattoo studio, Haus of Hel, and has worked with many bands and brands on logo and merchandise designs.
Good Is Not Proper: Writing as Self-Expression
Sari is a graphic designer with a little extra love for type. His passion for typography led him to pursue a Master of Arts in Information Design from the University of Reading. He can be described as a seasoned creative with design experience in advertising, film, and has worked in-house for companies in the architecture and engineering, education, and the F&B market sectors. As a calligrapher, he draws inspiration from the complete and utter absurdity of the human condition and is currently building his lifestyle brand, ToughCookie.
How to create the Victorian Style
Sushimoon also known as Julia Winkler is a Lettering Artist, Author and Educator from Germany with a strong background in calligraphy. She has a passionate affinity for Vintage styles, and her creative focus lies in designing unique chalkboards, logos, and packaging. What drives her is the burning passion to impart her love for letters to those who are still at the beginning of their creative journey. She offers specialized classes and guides to explore various lettering styles to better develop one's own style and unfold the own creative potential.
Thrive with Blackletter Calligraphy
Tamer Ghoneim is a professional calligraphy artist and instructor passionate about helping creative dreamers bring their love of letters to life.
Tamer is on a mission to make the art and business of calligraphy accessible to all.
With A Flourish
Thomas Hoyer has an MA in graphic design and calligraphy and once worked for the German government’s Calligraphy Department. For almost 30 years, he has been a freelance lettering artist and has shared his knowledge in workshops from Moscow to Melbourne. He is mainly known for his ruling pen mastery.
Influenced by the thoughts of Hans-Joachim Burgert, he knows that every letter is only a concept based on a definition, with infinite possibilities of shape.
The Art of Balance: Six Ways to Create Balanced Lettering Compositions
Vinitha Mammen is an independent lettering artist, illustrator, muralist and educator. She helps businesses express themselves with pretty, playful lettering, fun stylised illustrations, and bold colour palettes.
Vinitha is passionate about gender equality, women’s rights, self-love and body positivity. She is a Top Teacher on Skillshare, and her work has been featured in noteworthy lettering publications.
Refine Your Hand Lettering with Baking Paper
Australian Type Foundry’s Wayne Thompson is passionate about all things typography.
His mission is to educate designers and lettering artists about the wily ways of letters so they make better choices and become better fontologists themselves.