Type Designer


Type DesignerCreate and modify character designs for Roman and non-Roman fonts using computer font-design programs.

  • For a full-time volunteer or a staff person who raises support

Responsibilities

  • Create and modify character designs for Roman and non-Roman fonts using computer font-design programs
  • Design typefaces using original artwork (examples of writing) as a basis for Roman or non-Roman fonts
  • Create sets of all the required glyphs for a Script. Works with the Script Engineer in font encoding issues
  • Consult with the Script Expert (usually from the field) to ensure proper font appearance, appropriate letter spacing and diacritic placement in non-Roman fonts
  • Test fonts as a member of a group of testers
  • Report to font services manager
  • May work in a team for a non-Roman project, or work alone in creating a Roman font

Education and Experience

  • Skill in type design tools (such as Fontographer)
  • Competencies in MS Office applications and/or Open Office

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