Alphabettes Mentorship Program
We are building a database of professionals willing to mentor less experienced people in the fields of type design/engineering, lettering, calligraphy and other typography careers. The aim is to give guidance to students and new professionals by sharing experiences and knowledge. Most mentees ask for portfolio guidance and career or educational advice. Some people simply look for a sounding board or an opportunity to discuss type related topics and to understand how they can get more involved in the lettering and type communities. We check in periodically to ensure everyone is still happy with the arrangement and encourage both the mentor and the mentee to contact us if the relationship is not working for some reason. We would like to emphasise that the mentors are not expected to provide private tutoring.

The program is open to everyone in our field, depending on demand, we may give preference to underrepresented groups.

Potential mentees apply through a form on the blog: http://www.alphabettes.org/alphabettes-mentorship-program/
Most questions you might have should be answered in FAQ but if you would like further information feel free to drop Bianca a DM or send your questions to mentorship@alphabettes.org.

If you would like to contribute and be considered as a mentor, please fill out the form below.

What is your full name?
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What is your email address?
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Where are you based?
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What gender do you identify with?
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What is your area of expertise?
e.g. Hebrew typeface design, font engineering, research, lettering, etc.
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What languages do you speak (minimum conversational level)?
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How often can you roughly meet the mentee (online or in person)?
The mentor/mentee couple is to negotiate the exact terms of the relationship and the way of communication.
Do you prefer to mentor a person belonging to an underrepresented group?
Do you want to share any notes/feedback?
This would be the right place to specify if you want to only give certain guidance, e.g. design feedback, technical advice or training, business and marketing advice, etc.
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