Nick ShermanCritics, Speakers, 2020
Nick Sherman is a typographer, web designer, typeface designer, and typographic consultant. He runs HEX Projects, a typographic company that makes fonts and websites. He is also a founder and designer of Fonts In Use and v-fonts.com.
A graduate of the Type@Cooper Extended Program in typeface design at The Cooper Union, Nick also works on design and organization for their Typographics design festival. A List Apart has published his writing on responsive design and web typography, and he occasionally talks and teaches classes on those topics. He is a member of the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board, as well as the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and has served on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club.
Previously, Nick has worked at Font Bureau, Webtype, and MyFonts, directing web design and promotional material for typefaces in print and digital media. He graduated with honors from the Graphic Design program at MassArt in Boston, where he has also taught undergraduate typography, typeface design, and letterpress printing.
Some of his other projects include Size Calculator, Font‑To‑Width, Woodtyper, Pizza Rules!, Specimenism, and a personal photo journal featuring manhole covers, manicules, and more. Nick also participates in the Kaiju Big Battel live monster wrestling group. Originally from Cape Cod and Boston, he is also a skateboarder, pizza enthusiast, printer, musician, and classic horror film buff.