Certificate Core: Introduction to Python Programming for the Type Designer
As a type designer, you don’t *need* to learn to code — but if you do, you’ll likely find that programming can be a very useful superpower to pick up. The Python programming language is known for being especially straightforward to learn; sitting at the heart of the tools type designers use today, it allows for customizing your workflows with your own scripts. Even just a few lines of code can help make your tools more powerful and your processes more efficient, and help tailor your workflow flexibly to your specific needs.
This workshop, aimed at beginners, will introduce the principles of Python 3 in an illustrative and hands-on way. We will explore how coding can integrate into a workflow, and work on simple (or slightly less simple) scripts that can be immediately useful in a type-design process. No prior programming knowledge required, you should just have some experience designing type in RoboFont.
Note: This workshop is only open to students enrolled in the Type West Certificate Program in Type Design.