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Creative Characters is a podcast by Monotype that explores the people and personalities behind the brands, campaigns, and designs we love.

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Creative Characters is a podcast by Monotype that explores the people and personalities behind the brands, campaigns, and designs we love.

    Chris Do

    Chris Do

    Welcome to Creative Characters, a podcast by Monotype exploring the people and personalities behind the brands, campaigns, and designs we love.
    In our sixth episode, we speak with Chris Do, award-winning designer, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform that teaches creatives how to make a living doing what they love. Chris shares his vision for helping one billion people build meaningful careers, and discusses what the future holds for creative work. 
    To learn more about Chris and to connect with his team, visit thefutur.com and check out our blog post. Also, we’ve partnered with Chris on something pretty exciting: a set including his hand-picked, curated, all-time favorite typefaces. Explore all three font bundles here, which fit every application from posters, websites, identity systems, presentations and videos.Finally, to learn more about Monotype, and how we are empowering brands through type, visit: https://www.monotype.com/.

    • 44 min
    Terrence Williams

    Terrence Williams

    Welcome to Creative Characters, a podcast by Monotype exploring the people and personalities behind the brands, campaigns, and designs we love.
    In our fifth episode, we speak with Terrence Williams, Senior Design Lead at Salesforce. Terrence discusses the importance of relationship design for brands, and shares his perspective on building environments that allow designers to bring their full identities into the workplace. 
    To learn more about Terrence and to connect with his work, check out our blog post at http://monotype.com/resources/expertise/creative-characters-terrence-williams.
    Also, be sure to read his brilliant article, “Designing My Blackness,” and listen to his new podcast, Macro Progressions.
    To see what his team at Salesforce is working on, visit: https://www.salesforce.com/design/. 

    Finally, to learn more about Monotype, and how we are empowering brands through type, visit: https://www.monotype.com/.

    • 49 min
    Tré Seals

    Tré Seals

    Welcome to Creative Characters, a podcast by Monotype that explores the people and personalities behind the brands, campaigns, and designs we love.
    Our guest in episode four is Tré Seals, founder of the type studio Vocal Type. We talk about his efforts to break down stereotypes in design, create space and opportunity for designers from marginalized communities, and how a middle-school side gig, born out of a brush with serious childhood medical issues, helped him become the artist he is today. 
    To see Tré’s work and learn more about Vocal Type, visit: https://www.vocaltype.co/ or check out our blog post at http://monotype.com/resources/expertise/creative-characters-tre-seals.
    To learn more about how Monotype, and how we are empowering brands through type, visit: https://www.monotype.com/

    • 36 min
    Jenna Blazevich

    Jenna Blazevich

    In this episode, we talk with Chicago-based lettering artist Jenna Blazevich, of Vichcraft, a design studio "working right around the line between art and design to build a collection of activist-driven products."

    Check out our blog post at:
    https://www.monotype.com/resources/expertise/creative-characters-jenna-blazevich

    Jenna's website: www.vichcraft.com
    and IG: @vichcraft.

    • 39 min
    Scott Starrett

    Scott Starrett

    Monotype Creative Type Director Charles Nix talks with Scott Starrett, Co-Founder and Principal of NYC design firm Tandem. Scott shares his story of serendipitously meeting a young bartender named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which led to Tandem designing the branding for her transformational 2018 Congressional campaign.

    To learn more about Scott and Tandem: https://www.tandem.nyc/.

    To learn more about how Monotype, and how we are empowering brands through type, visit: https://www.monotype.com/

    • 44 min
    James Sommerville

    James Sommerville

    Welcome to Creative Characters, a podcast by Monotype exploring the people and personalities behind the brands, campaigns, and designs we love.
    This is our first episode, and our guest is James Sommerville, who has worked at several notable brands including The Coca-Cola Company. Today, he is the co-founder of KNOWN_UNKOWN and is working to transform the future of creative talent.
    To learn more about James and the work he’s doing at KNOWN_UNKNOWN, visit: https://known--unknown.com/
    To see a presentation James gave on his career journey and the future of creative work, visit: https://www.monotype.com/resources/videos/james-sommerville-keynote-brand-talks-connected
    To learn more about how Monotype, and how we are empowering brands through type, visit: https://www.monotype.com/

    • 39 min

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