This is the second instalment reviewing Type Tasting in 2017: corporate workshops, sponsored workshops and drop-in events (read part 3 here).
This year Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman has created workshops and events for a range of dynamic and innovative clients. Workshops have taken place at adidas HQ in Germany, for Design Thinkers in Toronto and at Tate Modern. Sessions have been created to launch the new BumbleBizz app with a workshop for entrepreneurs, as a teambuilding ‘Fight Club’ evening at WGSN, at the Wellcome Collection and for the D&AD.
Sarah trains communications agency teams how to better connect with their audiences through understanding the psychology of typography and communication, often with a design thinking challenge built into the session. All sessions are participatory and hands-on, packed with games and activities that invite participants to become a part of the discovery process
• adidas HQ Germany
• RMIT Melbourne
• Totally Money
“The trainer was absolutely amazing! Such an interesting person who is obviously so passionate about what she does. Lots of short activities to figure things out for ourselves. Very interactive, loved all the visual elements and the games” WGSN
“I’ve often found typography intimidating. However, your research made it relatable, exciting and really quite funny. We were all buzzing after your workshop” Isabel Doraisamy, RMIT Melbourne
“Really interesting—like a mini TED talk with activities” WGSN
Sponsored workshops and drop-in events
Sarah teaches entrepreneurs how to use fonts to communicate their brand and how to create their own visual voice on social media.
She also creates masterclasses, break-out sessions and pre/post talk activities. Participants are guided through the layers of an experience that will inform, entertain, and engage their curiosity. Preconceptions and assumptions are questioned and activities are created to tell the story of a brand or product experience.
• BumbleBizz Launch event
• Design Thinkers Toronto for Monotype
• Letterform Live #VinylType for Monotype
• Shoreditch House for the D&AD Festival
• Tate Modern book launch event for Laurence King
• V&A Museum for the London Design Festival
• Wellcome ‘Language Lab’ workshop
• Wellcome: Type Triage activity and display
“Tasting, smelling, listening to and even saying type! Mind blowing workshop” Sally Henderson, Micklegate Design
“So interesting, so brilliantly delivered and such a clever structure. My D&AD festival highlight” Ruth Yearley, Partner. Direct or Of Insight & Strategy, Ketchum
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Photos by Benjamin Glean (corporate workshops and sponsored sessions); Graham Sturt (corporate workshops); David Owens (sponsored sessions).