Extracurricular with Femme Type
We meet serial creative entrepreneur Amber Weaver to discuss launching businesses, typography and womxn’s visibility in the design industry
Graduating two years ago from Chelsea College of Arts, Amber launched Femme Type initially as a book with People of Print and since has built a range of type-focused businesses, all of which are growing at pace.
This is a great episode for any graduates who are thinking of starting their own business, anyone looking to develop and sell typefaces and any womxn who feel like their work gets less coverage than that of their male counterparts.
Thanks again for sending in your questions and to those of you who tuned in live and made for a great comment feed (which sadly we lose on these archived episodes). Apologies as well if the video was distorted when you tuned in, IG Live and IGTV have more bugs than a botanical garden, so we’re going to see if we can figure out WHY that happened.
TIP: If you want to listen to this episode while you work, you might notice that the video stops when you open a new tab. Instead, open a new browser window and you’re good to go.
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We started Extracurricular to support final year creative students through the last few weeks of their studies after the global pandemic turned their educational experience upside down. The response we had was so overwhelmingly positive, that we’ve decided to extend the series throughout the summer, helping those newly graduated individuals to stay motivated, inspired and determined to plot their course into a creative career. The series is open to all however and each week you can send questions for our guests via our Instagram stories from Tuesday afternoon. We’ll be live every Wednesday at 1pm UK time, with each episode archived here and in our IGTV for you to catch up with and share any time. Please spread the word and share the videos where you can, we want to support as many new entrants to the industry as possible with this series.