Anna Richard

Designing a Custom Typeface | Part 3

By Anna Richard / July 12, 2018

We’ve finally finished! After months of work (documented in our first and second blogs on the topic), our custom typeface is complete and ready to use. We also gave it a name: Rascal. You may recognize that as the name of Kelly’s cute Boston Terrier. It’s also perfect for a typeface with a little extra…

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Designing a Custom Typeface | Part 2

By Anna Richard / April 12, 2018

(Missed the first part of the custom typeface series? Check here!) In the months since my last blog, I’ve made a lot of progress on designRoom’s new typeface. First, we chose a concrete direction. After a more in-depth look at the way we use fonts, we decided we wanted a more personalized replacement for the…

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designRoom’s New Typeface | Part 1

By Anna Richard / January 23, 2018

designRoom is getting a custom typeface! As part of our efforts to refine our brand typography, I will be creating a typeface from scratch exclusively for use by designRoom. When designing anything, it’s hard to know where to start sometimes. With fonts that can be a particular problem. So, before I start the design process,…

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A Type Design Niche, By the Letter

By Anna Richard / October 23, 2017

While it’s still early in my career, I’ve been fortunate to have developed a type design niche. I have a knack for letters. All About All the Letters My expertise, and my passion, is in type design — making new fonts and expanding old ones. It can be tedious. Kerning, for example, is a step…

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