Bethany Heck is a designer who has been featured in New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Wired, Smashing Magazine, and is currently the Executive Design Director at Vox Media.
What makes a font good or bad? Bethany Heck, a design director at Vox Media and typographer, joins today's show to talk about the nuances of font design. First, Kirk and Jason talk Mario + Rabbids before jumping into news like L.A. Noire Switch (19:54), Apple announcements (25:38), and Pewdiepie's racial slurs (36:33). Then Bethany hops on the show (48:16) to talk about the best and worst video game fonts, serifs vs. sans serifs, and what exactly "kerning" means. Kirk and Jason close things out with a brief chat about getting ready to run the Destiny 2 raid blindly (1:08:15).
Welcome to the Creative South Podcast! I’m your host, Jason Frostholm. My guest this week is Bethany Heck. Bethany is currently a creative lead for Microsoft’s Power BI team. Her work has been featured in New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Wired, Smashing Magazine, Uppercase Magazine and several other international publications. In addition to that, she runs Eephus League, an online shop dedicated to the fringes of baseball, and freelances under her company Heck House. Bethany and I talk about, growing up the child of a design professor, her love of baseball, the difference between being a designer and being a creative director, and much more. We’re looking for sponsors. If you want to sponsor the Creative South Podcast to help keep the lights on and to make the podcast even better, then email me at or hit me up on Twitter @CreativeSoPod. You can find out more about Bethany on Twitter @EephusLeague or over at and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with her. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram. If you want to engage with the podcast more check out a new podcasting app called Remarks that allows you to add notes and comments about the episodes, get feedback from other listeners, and hear from me as well. You can find it over at Remarks.FM. And, if you like the Creative South Podcast head over to iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play Music – rate us and leave a review, this helps more people find the podcast and allows us to keep getting awesome guests. Now go out and Hug Some Necks! Dribbble Medium LinkedIn The Value of Multi-Typeface Design Launching a Business through Kickstarter What I’ve learned about Design Jobs & Settling ART 21 Article Communication Arts Article Interview with Makers of Sport Podcast Interview with Master of One Podcast Typographics 2015: Breaking the Rules of Type Systems with Bethany Heck
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