Type Designer

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by JAARS

Published

10/10/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

JAARS
North Carolina
United States

Description

Overview

 

Create and modify character designs for Roman and non-Roman fonts using computer font-design programs.

·        For a full-time volunteer or a staff person who raises support

·        Able to work in the US


Responsibilities

 

  • Create and modify character designs for Roman and non-Roman fonts using computer font-design programs
  • Design typefaces using original artwork (examples of writing) as a basis for Roman or non-Roman fonts
  • Create sets of all the required glyphs for a Script. Works with the Script Engineer in font encoding issues
  • Consult with the Script Expert (usually from the field) to ensure proper font appearance, appropriate letter spacing and diacritic placement in non-Roman fonts
  • Test fonts as a member of a group of testers
  • Report to font services manager
  • May work in a team for a non-Roman project, or work alone in creating a Roman font

 

Education and Experience

 

  • Skill in type design tools (such as Fontographer)
  • Competencies in MS Office applications and/or Open Office

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

How To Apply

outreach@jaars.org

Volunteer Requirements


  • Proof of health insurance
  • Be self-supported, or receive funds through another organization
  • Ages 14-17 may serve if accompanied by a responsible adult 
  • Agreement with our Statement of Faith


Housing


A variety of short-term to one-year, on-campus, fully-furnished housing units are available for volunteers who serve a minimum of 40 hours per week per couple, or 20 hours per week per single. Units include phones, WiFi, kitchens, bedding, and towels. An RV park with hookups is also available. Call Housing for pricing and to make reservations. 704.843.6020


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