Oliver Schöndorfer is user interface and app designer. He’s not a UX ninja unicorn rockstar but he’s hopelessly in love with everything type and works as freelance designer and typographic consultant for clients and agencies all over Europe since 2007. He taught and held workshops at schools and universities in Austria.
Oliver’s vision is to get designers and developers to better collaborate. To share his knowledge and passion, he writes blog articles, speaks at conferences, and launched the YouTube channel Pimp my Type.
Open Sans, Open Sans, Open Sans – it’s everywhere! It’s the second most popular web font, it’s the new Arial. However, there is nothing wrong about Open Sans specifically, it’s just overused. Picking a typeface is an opportunity for your website, app or digital product to show personality, be memorable and stand out among its competition. And if you’re using Open Sans you’re missing out on all that good stuff.
In this talk you’ll learn why your font choice matters, where to find good alternatives and what to consider when picking a font for your digital product. So you won’t have to use Open Sans again (or Roboto, or Lato, or PT Sans, …).