Extensis Releases Presentations from Chicago Font Symposium Featuring VSA Partners, Publications International, Schawk

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Recordings & presentations include practical font management education from legal and IT professionals covering streamlined workflows, disaster recovery and legal landmines.

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Featuring content from VSA Partners, Publications International, Schawk, and Frank Martinez Esq, the presentations share practical font management tips from those who have hands-on experience.

Extensis released today presentations and recordings from its recent symposium titled “The Evolution of Font Management”. Featuring content from VSA Partners, Publications International, Schawk, and Frank Martinez Esq, the premier legal authority on fonts and intellectual property, the presentations share practical font management tips from those who have hands-on experience.

Presentations include:

The Evolution of Font Management; recording featuring Jim Kidwell, SR. Product Manager for Fonts at Extensis

From the earliest days when the first fonts crawled out of the digital slurry, tools have been needed to round them up and whip them into shape. In this recording, Kidwell explores the history of font management, the issues surrounding fonts in creative workflows, the current tools available, and how to evaluate options.

VSA Partners Case Study; recording featuring Chris Stuart, IT Manager at VSA Partners

VSA Partners is a large Chicago-based creative agency that provides creative services to many of the world’s top brands such as Facebook, Harley-Davidson, IBM and many more. Stuart manages the font server that helps 300 users stay creative and productive in this fast-paced shop. In an interview with Extensis expert Kidwell, Stuart shares how he meets the varying needs of his creative teams, and how they are looking to evolve to meet future needs.

Fonts, Licenses and Intellectual Property Law; presentation featuring Frank Martinez Esq of The Martinez Group

Like any other piece of software, fonts are governed by licenses. As the premier legal authority on fonts and intellectual property, Martinez’s presentation shares how font licenses function, and how your organization can stay on the right side of the law with your licensing strategies.

Chicago Font Symposium Panel Discussion – Recording Exploring the challenges and Benefits of Team-based Font Management

This lively discussion features IT experts across a variety of industries that manage fonts and creative teams. These professionals share their experiences, and answer questions about software implementation, organization and distribution strategies and how they tackle font compliance. Panelists include:

  •     Publications International – Jeff Krakow, Director of Publishing Services
  •     Schawk – Mike Gentile, IT Manager
  •     Marketing Support, Inc. - Kevan Davis, IT

All presentations and recordings can be found here.

About Extensis Font Management Solutions

Extensis empowers designers, developers and enterprises across the globe with the font management tools they need to control corporate typographic branding. Suitcase Fusion 5 continues to lead the way in font management technology by bringing intuitive font handling tools directly into the creative workflow, allowing designers to access them wherever and whenever they are needed. Universal Type Server 4 is the world’s leading font server, offering the most effective solution for helping enterprises manage, organize, and distribute their font collections and ensure font compliance.

About Extensis

Celebrating 20 years in business, Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com

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