Designing and implementing complete fonts is an intensive labor. On the one hand, to find a style for the base characters that responds to a specific need is in itself a creative challenge. On the other hand, the task of implementing the complete set of Open Type characters is a thorough mechanical task.
The approach of Agile Development is a set of techniques used to develop team solutions. It is the outcome of collaboration, reviews and rapid responses by designers.
Julien Priez (Fontyou) and Pedro Amado (University of Aveiro) will apply the method of the Design Studio to demonstrate how co-creation can accelerate the process of idea development and encourage rapid implementation of character sets in a team.
Pedro Amado (1979), Typophile and Digital Tinkerer. Is an Invited Assistant at the Communication and Art Department of the University of Aveiro since 2007. Researcher at the CETAC.MEDIA, currently finishing his thesis on Online Participation and Interaction in Online Communities focused on Typeface Design, in the Information and Communication in Digital Platforms Doctoral Program.
Master in Multimedia Art (2007), and has a degree in Communication Design (2002) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.
Has worked as a Design Instructor at the Fine Arts Faculty, and as a Graphic Designer at Serralves foundation. He is a member and the current delegate for the Association Typographique Internationale in Portugal (ATypI).
Awarded with the distinction of “Jovem Criador” in Digital Art (2008), has the on going purpose to bridge the gap between the use of digital technologies and the creative design processes.
After studying visual communication, he graduated with an excellence mention an advanced degree in type design at Ecole Estienne in Paris in 2010. He worked as a freelance graphic designer in different design studios (Pierre Di Sciullo, Alelier Chévara & Atelier Müesli) before he started Fontyou adventure in 2013. He plays everyday with fonts and shapes for Fontyou.