Talk About Type

Oct 4, 2018 @ 7 p.m. in San Francisco
In this session of Designers + Geeks, we’re digging deep into the world of type design with a series of incredible speakers. Industry legends including Jessica Hische, Kyle Benson, Marc Tobias Kunisch, and Saphierrina Sutherland will share stories about their lives with type and lessons we can all value.

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Jessica Hische
Lettering Artist & Author

Jessica Hische is a typography expert who has worked across established brands, classic books, postage stamps, and so much more. She’s travelled the world speaking at creative conferences and colleges, and has befriend innumerable internet strangers while navigating the depths of social media. When she’s not drafting letterforms, manipulating beziers, writing kids books, or letterpressing on her Vandercook, she’s doing her best to help others find the same happiness and fulfillment that she’s found in her work.

Saphierrina Sutherland
Head of Design at eero
Saphierrina Sutherland is a designer who sweats the details. She serves as head of design at eero. Prior to that she worked at Square and award winning branding agencies. She began her creative career at Art Center where she studied graphic design. She loves to build teams and brands that create meaningful bonds between people, products and beyond.
Kyle Benson
Very Cool Studio

Kyle is the multi-negligent designer behind no-award winning type foundry Very Cool Studio. His type has been used by Apple, Intercom, and on posters in his mom's 3rd grade classroom.

Marc Tobias Kunisch
Product Designer on Google Fonts

Tobias Kunisch has spent the last 8 years working for Google in the London, New York and San Francisco offices. In his career he's called himself Web Designer, Developer, Information Architect, UX Designer as well as Creative Lead. Currently he is a Product Designer on Google Play attempting to change how users think about mobile applications. He's also helped launch the Google Store and Google Fonts.