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Putting Pencil to Pixel

with Angy Che

Unlock the power of the iPad to create dynamic, polished, and punchy lettering. No previous Procreate or lettering experience is required.

  • Date
  • Time
  • What Type West Public Workshop
  • Where Online via Zoom
  • Duration 4 sessions, 3 hours each

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in bringing words to life through the art of lettering. Although we’ll be using the iPad and Apple Pencil as our main set of tools in this course, the same lessons and principles that you’ll learn can be applied to analog mediums. Over the course of four weeks (Thursdays from May 25 through June 15), we’ll walk through the foundational skills that will enable you to create unique lettering pieces that can be applied to both personal and professional projects.

We will begin by laying a conceptual foundation for lettering approaches and type anatomy while learning the technical side of working in Procreate. The second half of the workshop will build on that foundation through sketching and iterating on dynamic compositions and using a variety of techniques to create finished, polished lettering pieces that you’ll be proud to share. So whether you're new to lettering, Procreate, or both, you are welcome to join us on this four-week journey!

Learning Outcomes
  • Learn how to use Procreate for lettering projects
  • Understand letter anatomy and construction
  • Learn how to create strong compositions
  • Learn how to apply various styles and finishes to lettering pieces
  • Access resources related to lettering
Required Materials
  • An iPad with Procreate installed and an Apple pencil
Diversity and Equity Scholarship

Diversity and Equity are important to all of us at Letterform Archive, and we are committed to increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups within the type and design communities.

We are offering one BIPOC/Equity scholarship seat in this workshop.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete and submit to us the short form linked here at least a week prior to the start of the workshop.

Please note that we limit class size for this workshop, so everyone may receive one-on-one feedback from the instructor.

Angy Che

Angy Che is an Austin based designer and illustrator. She is a Co-founder and Creative Director at Numbers, a design studio focused on brand identity, type design, and illustration projects for a variety of clients, from small startups, to established brands. Prior to Numbers, she worked as a freelance designer on brand and illustration projects for companies like Atlassian, Nike, Adidas, Twitter, Rdio, and Braintree. Angy’s background in illustration and fine art, combined with her work as a graphic designer, led her to pursue type design. She completed the Type@Cooper West Postgraduate program at Letterform Archive in San Francisco. There, she studied lettering and type design, and designed the typeface Amalie. In her free time, she works on watercolor paintings and prints. She’s originally from Los Angeles, where she graduated from ArtCenter College of Design with a degree in Illustration.

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