Essentially, a type designer is someone who designs typefaces. In the largely digital world of type design, this role often falls under the umbrella of graphic design, but analogue techniques like calligraphy and hand-lettering are still used in the design process. A type designer's role is to determine the shape and overall look of individual glyphs and characters. The role often extends into font design, which involves producing an entire set of characters, including letters, numbers and punctuation, for input via a keyboard.
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