Typography Fundamentals


Typography Fundamentals


Class Description

Typography is an essential element of design. It should communicate your message effectively, and with purpose. Learn to how you can take full advantage of the power of type from author, educator, and expert, Ilene Strizver in Typography Fundamentals.

In this class you’ll learn the fundamentals of typography, and how to “see” type through new eyes. Ilene will help you sharpen your eye and improve your type sensibility. In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to select the right typeface
  • Demystifying Open Type
  • How to think like a type designer
  • The most common type crimes

Every design professional should have a solid understanding of type aesthetics. This class will help you make more sophisticated type choices that will open doors and set your work apart.

If you are brand new to typography or just want to build on your existing knowledge and fill in the gaps, don’t miss your chance to learn from one of the most respected educators in the field in this incredible typography course.

Check out Ilene's related course, Advanced Typography: Fine Tuning & Finessing


a Creativelive Student

Ilene's courses on Typography are jam-packed with excellent information that will elevate the quality of your work in print. She knows what's current, but also what's important in long-time standards, and why. Just an incredible amount of information! you will enjoy watching, but you will want to purchase because of the sheer amount of useful content.

a Creativelive Student

This course is packed full of the answers to questions I've had at the back of my mind for a long time. Ilene teaches with great clarity, her material is well organised, and she teaches at a good pace - with a bit of humor to lighten it up. I found it really useful.


This course taught me very well about Typography. I knew almost nothing before taking it (I barely understood then the difference between Serif and Sans-Serif...). And now, I feel that I really understand a lot. It is a very good starter to learn when, how and why to use type. Plus, Ilene is a great teacher with a big sense of humor and a lot of experience in Typography. A must have for everyone who want to understand something about types and fonts.