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Design First: Typography

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Since Web Design is 95% Typography (, we thought it was crucial to dedicate an entire event to the interplay of web and type. A truly stellar lineup of designers with skills that range from type design and coding, to writing for Smashing Magazine ( and A List Apart ( Design First #4 are Nick Sherman ( (Fonts in Use), Nina Stössinger ( (Typologic) and Marko Dugonjić ( (Typetester).

The $1 ticket is solely to know who's coming.Yes, there will be drinks and snacks.

• Nick Sherman, Fonts In Use
(Formerly of Font Bureau, Webtype, MyFonts)

• Nina Stössinger, Typologic

• Marko Dugonjić, Typetester

About our presenters

Nick Sherman is a typographer and typographic consultant based in New York City. He is a co-founder of Fonts In Use and a columnist at A List Apart. He serves on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club and the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board. In the past, he has worked at Font Bureau, Webtype, and MyFonts, promoting typefaces for both print and digital media.

Nina Stössinger once started out making websites but switched tracks when she discovered her love of type. After studying type design in Zurich and The Hague, she currently lives and works in the Netherlands as an independent typeface designer, typographer, occasional coder, and overall letterform geek.

Marko Dugonjić is a designer, speaker and author based in Velika Gorica, Croatia. As the creative and user experience director at Creative Nights, he improves customers’ digital experiences for international clients. He is an editor at Smashing Magazine, the author of the Smashing Book 4, chapter “The Next Steps For Web Typography”, and the founder of Typetester, an online tool for designing with web fonts. (


6:00 — Start & mingle
6:30 — Talks
8:00 — More mingle!
8:30 — Finish


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