I create rhythm using
space and proportion,
and harmony with 
light and dark,
I build tension between
thick and thin, and
unity from many parts.

My name is Troy Leinster,
I'm a typeface designer.

New Typeface: Gardein
Presenting Gardein— full of quirks and good vibes, a family of five weights from Light to Extra Bold, and also available as a Variable Font.

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Typemasters: Type Design Coaching

Weekly one-on-one sessions
Seeing your typeface in the wild for the first time is one of the biggest achievements for a type designer. But making a typeface is labour intensive and can sometimes feel like the process will never end.

Type Design Intensive

Principles of Typeface Design (10 weeks)
Learning the skill of typeface design is not only a great addition to a graphic designers skillset, but also a rewarding way to express yourself through the work you create. A hands-on experience will train your eye to see space, proportion, and weight, enhancing lettering projects, logo design, and custom type. 

Typeface Ideation

Two-day intensive
Coming up with a fresh new idea for a typeface can be daunting. Where do I start? Is it for text or display? How many weights will I draw? These are some of the questions you’ll find answers to during this two-day intensive type sketch and scope workshop for graphic designers and those interested in typeface design.

Type Sketching

Small group social sessions (2 hours)
Looking for a social event for you team that's also educational? Grab your beers and a sharpie for an afternoon of type sketching.

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Troy Leinster is an Australian typeface designer working in New York City. He holds a Masters Degree in Typeface Design from the Type & Media program at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague,  The Netherlands—and a Postgraduate Certificate in Typeface Design from the Type@Cooper Program at Cooper Union in New York. From 2014-2021, Troy was a full-time typeface designer at the Hoefler&Co Type Foundry. His projects included retail typefaces such as the Ringside superfamily, Operator Mono, Peristyle, Isotope, Cesium, Decimal and Parliament. Troy has accumulated over ten years of typeface design experience, and has been teaching Principles of Typeface Design course at Cooper Union since 2016.

© Troy Leinster 2021. Fonts in use: H&Co Decimal + H&Co Peristyle