24 September, 2010
Now Hiring: Web Developer & Programmer
So you love HTML5. You're psyched that the IE9 beta looks so promising, because you've got enough IE6 war stories, though personally you're rocking the latest Firefox nightly. Sometimes you can't remember what life was like before jQuery, but in a pinch you're prepared to roll your own library. (Which, let's face it, makes you feel a little like MacGyver, and you like working with folks who notice.) And you've spent a lot of time noodling with @font-face. A lot. Is this you? Come and work among kindred spirits: H&FJ is looking for a full-time front-end developer to make a significant contribution to the ever-evolving typography.com. Position filled!
You can feel when things are built correctly, and can smell a kludge at fifty paces. You know how to run a test and assess its results, and how to shepherd your source-controlled code all the way from development to release. You're someone who likes to reduce a problem down to a set of tasks, and you're intimately familiar with the sense of accomplishment that comes from seeing all the parts come together. You write modular code because you hate doing the same thing twice, but you're always up for doing something five different ways just to be sure. And your middle name is LAMP. If this is you, come join us as a full-time web programmer at Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Position filled!
12 October, 2009
Teens, Typography, and Tim Gunn
I knew I wanted to work with typography by the time I turned eleven. Back then, my curiosity about letter-making could only be satisfied in oblique and solitary ways, most of which involved borrowed sheets of Presstype, and goofing off with the family typewriter. The Macintosh couldn’t have come soon enough.
Young typophiles today have more outlets for their enthusiasm (you are here), but next Monday will gain rare access to the profession as well: National Design Week begins October 18, when the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will inaugurate the festivities with its 2009 Teen Design Fair in New York. Teenagers with an interest in design are invited to learn about type design — as well as graphic design, fashion, industrial design, and architecture — by chatting one-on-one with dozens of practitioners, including me. And Project Runway host Tim Gunn emcees the event! —JH
Teen Design Fair
Monday, October 19, 4:00-6:30pm
The Times Center
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018
25 September, 2008
There are those designers in the world whose idea of design begins and ends with typography. I'm obviously one of them: before founding H&FJ, my graphic design portfolio included book covers with carefully worked lettering atop "illustration TK," and editorial design in which main features were ignored in favor of type-rich pages like the table of contents, where I really got to flex my muscles.
If this sounds familiar, and you’re a graphic designer in the New York area seeking full-time employment, take a look at our careers page: we’re looking for a very special typomaniac graphic designer to join us. Position filled!—JH