LR Tips CreativePro Conference Speaker Spotlight: Keith Gilbert, the Typeface Nerd


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Sep 27, 2006
Welcome to our new series of posts called Speaker Spotlight, designed to highlight each of our upcoming CreativePro Conference speakers. We’ve assembled a dream team roster of Photoshop and Illustrator gurus, and thought you’d like get to know what makes them tick, why they’re passionate about what they do, and what you can expect to learn from them at the conference. (Our second Speaker Spotlight was on David Blatner.) The subject of this Speaker Spotlight is Keith Gilbert. Keith is a native to Minneapolis but has traveled the world consulting for clients such as Adobe, Apple, Target, the United Nations, Best Buy, and General Mills. The Keith Gilbert File Since his teenage years, Keith has been mesmerized by typefaces and typography. When he was 14 years old, he started a t-shirt silkscreening company with a buddy. Since this pre-dated personal computers, Keith would spy a typeface in a newspaper advertisement that he would want to use on a t-shirt design. He’d carefully cut out the letters from the newspaper and paste them up to form the words for the t-shirt. Often having to wait weeks before he could find all the letters he needed for the design! Then in college, he majored in computer science, and started working for a local publishing company. He quickly found [...]
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