TypeCon in Seattle

My fellow design colleague, Lauren Meranda, and I were invited to speak at TypeCon this year in Seattle, WA. We presented about the Art & Design Creative Retreat that we lead at Judson University. It was two firsts for me: My first time being in Seattle and my first time attending TypeCon. Both were wonderful and enlightening experiences. The first day of the conference was for all of the typography educators and we had a really diverse and interesting bunch with many thought-provoking and inspiring presentations. It was an honor to be part of this group. The following days were more focused on the nitty-gritty details of typography and it was a fascinating world to step into! Working around the conference schedule, Lauren and I managed to see a good bit of the city, visiting the Public Library, riding a ferry boat, and taking long walks to different restaurants and parks. It was a great experience and a top notch conference, I hope to go again in future years to come. 

My design colleague, Lauren Meranda, and me presenting about the Judson University Art and Design Creative Retreat that we annually lead at TypeCon. 

My design colleague, Lauren Meranda, and me presenting about the Judson University Art and Design Creative Retreat that we annually lead at TypeCon. 

There were a lot of University of Illinois at Chicago graduates and faculty present at the conference, we all took a photo together on the TypeCon stage. 

There were a lot of University of Illinois at Chicago graduates and faculty present at the conference, we all took a photo together on the TypeCon stage. 

Lauren and I made a visit to the Seattle Public Library. 

Lauren and I made a visit to the Seattle Public Library. 

View from the plane on the way to Seattle. 

View from the plane on the way to Seattle. 

We took a ferry to Bainbridge island across the Puget Sound.

We took a ferry to Bainbridge island across the Puget Sound.