Travis Kochel is a partner at Scribble Tone, a design studio based in Portland, Oregon. Their work explores intersections of typeface design, interactive experiences and branding. They are creators of FF Chartwell, a set of fonts to create simple graphs within text boxes. Published by FontFont in 2012, it has received awards and accolades from Fast Company, Communication Arts, Typographica, and ATypI. Travis graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. He currently teaches Typography, Typeface Design, and Interactive Design at Portland State University.
Travis then shows his FF Chartwell and further explores the idea of type as an interface. In designing the type/interface, he worked to create something that could be simply understood and used, and that anticipated user error as much as possible. The final remarks focused on the advances and limitations of OpenType programming and with encouragement to the attendees to keep exploring.
Text — David Sudweeks