@mderpth (Michelle Devlin)

My @ handle, which originates from a mistranscription of my handwriting, materialized via e-mail.

︎ hello@mderpth.com

︎ Current Project 

I am designing a 한글 typeface through an Alphabettes Mentorship with 김초롱Chorong Kim, Senior Font Designer of Sandoll Type Foundry. This image includes my progress for the ㅁ graphemes.

Edited screenshot  of Glyphs working file, 2020-12-10.

︎Active Websites

2020 - Current, Alphabettes Mentorship, ︎mdevlin, A digital notebook filled with questions, thoughts, and excerpts about readings related to the design, history, and technology behind the 한글Hangul script. 

2020 - Current, bridge 다리, ︎ mderpth, An assortment of online links, references, articles, and images collected in my process of learning how to speak & design for 한글Hangul/Korean.

2019 - Current, Q.llection, ︎ q.llection, A stream of  images of my favorite letter - capital Q - found across various locations such as libraries, grocery stores, and the Internet.

2018 - Current, mderpth, ︎ mderpth, A visual diary used to document sketches.

See a fuller list of  websites here.


Researcher, Designer, Artist living in Poughkeepsie, NY, USA. Born & raised on Guam, left in 2010.

@mderpth, Michelle Devlin (she/they), has a background in painting and illustration, in addition to an intensive study of Graphic Design at RISD where they also completed a Concentration in History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences. As of 2020, she fosters an enthusiasm for language, design, and technology by studying 한글Hangul/Korean and pursuing two postgraduate certificate(s) in Type Design. Michelle volunteers with non-profits such as Barrett Art Center and AsianAndLGBTQ+. mderpth plans to begin a Master’s in Communication Design Research, or related, by 2022.

A concise outline of my recent experience is available here.