Meet the Typism Team

Apr 14, 2020

We thought it was about time we give you an insight into our awesome Typism team by introducing ourselves!


Dominique Falla 'Lady Boss'

Typism Role:
I founded Typism in 2013 as a way to help my students, and creatives like you build a thriving community, share inspirational work, and create a sustainable business from your love of lettering.

Favourite TV show?
Stranger Things.

Favourite food?
Pizza.

Tell us a little about your professional background?
I trained as a graphic designer originally and then became a freelance illustrator. My Masters was in illustration but for my doctoral studies I switched to tactile typography and the rest, as they say, is history.

What's your favourite typeface?
Hand-drawn letters are my favourite.

What’s your favourite word to write?
DOMINIQUE. The Q is really nice.

What are your 3 most used emojis?
😂😍🙌

What would you spend your last $5 on?
A slice of Pizza.

Design in your style the Typism logo.

Give a brief description of your design.
I love tactile typography and I love to doodle, so I thought I’d combine them both.

What's something you're doing to keep sane whilst staying at home?
Sticking to a super strict weekly routine and kayaking every afternoon.

 

Christopher Bambury 'The Future Thinker'

Typism Role:
I work hard to help build the Typism community, grow the annual Typism conference and, help to produce content for the Typism brand. I have also been known to animate a logo or two.

Favourite TV show?
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Favourite food?
Japanese Katsu Curry.

Tell us a little about your professional background?
I've been a professional graphic designer for over 10 years now. I started in 2009 and worked in print for a few years before deciding I needed to "level up" my skills at university. This is where I realised that a love of type and lettering was legitimate, and so I started to sharpen up my lettering skills and learn more of a digital approach to my craft. Since then, I've started to focus my design efforts on ethical digital branding, and I've kept type and lettering as a vibrant passion of my life. Working within the Typism team has helped to connect me with other letter-lovers, and become even more inspired to be great at lettering.

What's your favourite typeface?
I don't have one favourite. There was a time I loved Georgia, another time I loved Lato, and I'm currently in a romance with Montserrat. I'm sure I'll have another fling soon... maybe a nice hunky serif?

What’s your favourite word to write?
Dominique's name is pretty fun because of all the up and down strokes (and that Q can be pretty fun too!), but the word I always write is "Hello". My partner hates it because I always practise "Shower Calligraphy" on the glass screen and there's just dozens of "hello's" written in the steamy shower screen. But my ultimate favourite word to write is: Fuck.

What are your 3 most used emojis?
👋😂😊

What would you spend your last $5 on?
A coffee!

Design in your style the Typism logo.

Give a brief description of your design.
When I was first learning lettering, I practiced a lot with chisel tip Crayola's, so for this piece, I thought why not bring back my lettering roots and do a nice fat letter. Now that I'm self-teaching myself how to animate lettering, I then decided I would bring that digital element into the outcome too.

What's something you're doing to keep sane whilst staying at home?
A routine. Getting ready for work as usual, defining a workspace at home, and venting/expressing myself to my poor partner every day.

 

Kirsty Gordon 'Social Guru'

Typism Role:
I'm the social guru, novice coder, content creator, and all-round Typism assistant. 

Favourite TV show?
The Bachelor Australia, but really any crappy reality show.

Favourite food?
Cheese. But if we're being specific Mersey Valley Classic Cheddar Cheese with cracked pepper crackers. 

Tell us a little about your professional background?
I'm still the new kid on the block with only 3 years of professional experience. I did a year at TAFE studying Web Development before I realised I liked designing the website more so than coding, so I made the big move interstate to study at the Queensland College of Art.

Here is where I was introduced to Typism and the wonderful world of letters! I'll be honest, it wasn't love at first sight because I was surrounded by some amazing lettering artist like Libbi Reed, Aurelie Maron, Dominque and Chris, and felt I truly sucked! But I was intrigued, so when the opportunity to volunteer and work for Typism presented itself I couldn't say no. I've now been working for Typism for over a year and have been experimenting with my lettering style, becoming more confident and building my skills.

What's your favourite typeface?
I'm OBSESSED with Montserrat, like designing everything with Monserrat! Have you noticed the typeface we're using for the blog images 😉

What’s your favourite word to write?
So I was always jealous of my friend's name Lucy, it always looked nicer when hand-lettered then Kirsty (something all parents should think about when choosing a name for their child), so now I always use her name! 

What are your 3 most used emojis?
🤗✨🤣

What would you spend your last $5 on?
Something orange (the colour).

Design in your style the Typism logo.

Give a brief description of your design.
I really wanted to use my style to design a Typism logo concept. I love thick and curvaceous lettering! I remember as a kid writing everything I could in bubble writing. My lettering style draws from 60's and 70's typography. I'm also inspired by the incredible work of Kelly Anna and her powerful illustrations. 

What's something you're doing to keep sane whilst staying at home?
I've started to learn how to sew! I'm trying to find hobbies that don't involve looking at a screen! I've also found myself picking up my guitar again! 


Well done if you read this far! We are all so thankful for your support and participating in this typerific community! Virtual hugs from us at Typism! 

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