Amy Potthast | Instructional Coach & Designer | Learning Design Studios

My final course in grad school Creating Training Documents is a crash course in graphic design. We’ll be crafting smart-looking facilitator’s and participants’ guides for various projects — mine will be for the EPIP program I’m developing.

In preparing a design brief for my project, I have spent the last hour browsing free fonts & downloading them to inDesign. You can see some of the fonts I found to the left.

Also I’ve been following links to sites like I Love Typography, reading about a Canadian blogger Todd Macfie’s trip to TypeCamp India. And Smashing Magazine out of Freiburg, and reading PresentationZen, Design Basics Buttercups, coffee cup, design booksIndex, and Logo Savvy. I’ve been looking under the hood of websites to see what fonts they’re posting in.

As I’m plugging away on coursework today, I glanced at the bed to see a little bunch of dandelions my four year old picked for me this morning — sweet thing for him to do, bringing a little sunshine inside on this great spring day. But I’m also loving the aesthetic of it. Saturated with imagery, to see a still life here in my room.

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