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Get a Taste of Hangul Type!—Part 1 of 2

This workshop will be conducted in two two-hour sessions over the course of two days. You must sign up for both sessions in order to confirm your participation. Part 1 will take place at 9:00 am Eastern on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Part 2, the essential feedback session, will take place at 9:00 am Eastern on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Do you want to sketch the name of your favorite K-pop stars in Hangul? Or would you like to find a good matching Hangul typeface for your Latin font? This workshop offers basic, practical information about Hangul design. You’ll get to know the overall design process of the Hangul script through several case studies and explore the graphemes and the relation of structures as well.

The workshop consists of short lectures, Hangul design assignments (simple words), and feedback on tasks. This class will provide an easy but informative experience. After this workshop, you will better understand Hangul script design and may want to become a Hangul type designer (hopefully)! As type designers in Korea, we feel that interest in Hangul script is gradually increasing, and we hope more people will come to understand Hangul script design through this workshop.

Prerequisites and materials/equipment needed:
As the workshop name suggests, this is not an advanced class. If attendees seek deep insight or knowledge on Hangul design, this workshop won’t be an appropriate fit. Attendees must be familiar with font design tools such as Glyphs and FontLab to complete assignments. If attendees are not proficient in these programs, they will need to at least be able to use Adobe Illustrator. This workshop does not cover how to use any of these programs.


Chorong Kim

Chorong Kim designs, thinks, and talks about type and its environment. She studied visual design at ERBA Besançon (ISBA Besançon) and type design at ESAD d’Amiens in France. After that, Kim moved to Bangkok and joined Cadson Demak as a type designer. She currently works at Sandoll as a type designer, project director, and communicator. She is also a member of KST (Korea Society of Typography) and a mentor for the Alphabettes mentorship program. Kim teaches in various institutions, including Hangeul Typography School. She plays a role in informing and educating people about Latin and Thai type design in Korea and Hangul type design in foreign countries. Kim has also participated as a speaker and author at ATypI, BITS, and KST conferences.


Hyewon Han

Partnership coordinator and lead of the global business team at Sandoll, Hyewon Han studied Visual Communication Design at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. After working in graphic design and branding design fields, Han began her career at Sandoll as a type designer. Currently, she works as a strategic planner and global business manager. With a keen interest in various fields, Han enjoys interacting with people from different backgrounds and loves listening to their stories.


Mr. Seongu Bae

Seongu Bae is a type designer at Sandoll. He majored in Forest Resources at Kookmin University and Visual Communication Design at Kaywon University of Arts in the Republic of Korea. Starting his career as a designer at a social enterprise, Bae is building his career as a type designer in the type planning team, where he designs for projects to release new retail fonts every month at Sandoll. He has a keen interest in not only planning new projects, but also in studying, experiencing, and designing multilingual typefaces, including Hangul.