Panel Discussion on Scholarships & Mentorships for Type Designers



  • Friday Mar 17, 2023
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM EDT


Online (Zoom)

About This Event

Type Electives Lecture Series: Panel Discussion on Scholarships & Mentorships for Type Designers

This is part of "Designing with Criticality & Love", a series of lectures from Type Electives that invite new and established voices to share their stories, knowledge, and ideas with the community.

In this special panel discussion, Chantra Malee from Sharp Type and Veronika Burian from Type Together will come together to talk about scholarships and mentorship programs that they organize.

In this session, Chantra and Veronika will give a short 5-10 minute presentation to give the audience the context of their respective scholarship and/or mentorship programs. This will be followed by a panel discussion and open Q&A . Tune in to hear their conversations about the intentions, motivations, preparations, and outcomes of running a scholarship or mentorship program.

The event will be hosted online via Zoom. We look forward to having you with us!

Read More About Our Panelists:

Veronika Burian, co-founder & partner of TypeTogether

Veronika Burian (1973) born in Czech Republic, is a product and type designer running the international indie foundry TypeTogether with partner José Scaglione since 2006, today with twelve employees working around the world. She graduated from FH München, Germany, in Industrial Design and holds a MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK. Veronika is one of the organisers of the Alphabettes mentorship program, co-chairwoman of the GRANSHAN project, co-curator/organiser of TypeTech MeetUp, and guest lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and Design NTNU in Norway.

Chantra Malee, co-founder & CEO of Sharp Type

Malee attended Parsons the New School of Design and graduated with a BBA in Design and Management. She is an entrepreneur and worked in branding in New York City before co-founding Sharp Type with Lucas Sharp in 2015 where she handles strategy, brand management, graphic design, sales, and communication. Malee is the founder of The Malee Scholarship, a non-profit offering financial support, and mentorship to women of color entering the type industry.

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