LAURA FRANZ: Biography
Professor Laura Franz teaches a wide range of type classes at UMass Dartmouth, including Typography I, II, and III, and a Web Typography class in The Graduate Certificate In Web and Interaction Design. Inspired by the intersection of tradition and technology, Laura shares her web font recommendations on goodwebfonts.com and her typography knowledge via “Typographic Web Design: How to Think Like a Typographer in HTML and CSS” (Wiley), “Typography for Web Designers” (lynda.com), and “Choosing and Using Web Fonts” (lynda.com). A presenter at the 2012 HOW Magazine Interactive Design Conferences, she also writes for SmashingMagazine.com.
She holds an MDes in Communication Planning and Design from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University.