Laura Worthington is a typeface designer from Washington State. After training and working as a graphic designer since the mid ‘90s, she turned her lifelong fascination with lettering and typography into a business, publishing her first typeface in 2010. She has since published more than 100 typefaces, and designed custom faces for Fortune 500 companies. Laura’s faces are based on her own hand-lettering and calligraphy, a practice she continues to hone daily.
Though her designs are often infused with the sense of a milieu or era, her type designs are not historical revivals, but updated interpretations with a modern sensibility. Laura was a pioneer in the practice of producing families of different display styles that work together to evoke a particular aesthetic. Her typefaces are primarily for display, and often include a broad variety of ornaments, contextual alternates, and swash forms. She handles every aspect of a font’s creation, from concept and hand-lettering to digitization.
Laura’s type designs have received awards from Communication Arts, Typographica, MyFonts and more. Her work has been featured in Communication Arts, HOW, Letter Arts Review, Computer Arts, CreativePro, and many other publications. She has designed custom typefaces and worked with Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and J.M. Smucker.
Laura was an adjunct instructor in the Visual Communications program at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington for over five years. She has taught over 40 workshops for organizations including Adobe MAX, CreativeLive, SVC Seattle, Amazon.com, and AIGA, and has spoken at The Kerning Conference in Italy, Adobe Creative Jam, and at SVC Seattle. You can learn more about Laura and her fonts at lauraworthingtondesign.com
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