We were thrilled to have Gemma O'Brien in all the way from Australia as a keynote speaker and workshop instructor for the WeMake 2015 design conference earlier this month. Gemma is delightful. She's young, talented, and a pleasure to learn from. During her class attendees had a chance to browse through her original sketches and learn the ways of lettering from her process.
I really enjoyed how she included the students into the process of learning by having them put up their work on a wall together. With each practiced technique the wall got added to and in the end it looked like a work of art all on its own.
We look forward to having Gemma visit again, I think she may have fell for Portland just a little :)