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Mary Catherine Pflug

Mary Catherine Pflug is passionate about the type designers who make fonts and the graphic designers who use them. She leads the foundry team at MyFonts, managing 2,500+ foundry partners, and spearheads the Font Purchasing Habits Survey research initiative. This is her fourth year as a SOTA board member and currently serves as the treasurer...

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Dave Peacock

Dave Peacock is a designer and educator based in Seattle, Washington. He is an Associate Creative Director at LiveAreaLabs, a creative, marketing and technology agency with a focus on interaction design and digital retail for consumer brands. Dave serves on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he teaches in the Graphic Design...

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Jason Murdock

Jason Murdock is an MFA candidate and graduate teaching assistant in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He earned a BFA in Visual Communication Design from Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jason’s research interests include typography and typeface design, visual identity design, and design...

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Silas Munro

Silas Munro earned his BFA from RISD and holds an MFA from CalArts. His design studio, Poly-Mode primarily works with cultural institutions and community based organizations including The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Housing Works, MoMA, Walker Art Center, and Wynwood in Miami, Florida. A seasoned and dedicated educator, Munro’s pedagogy focuses on formal and typographic...

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Ana Monroe

Ana Monroe is a Service Designer for The Lab at OPM, detailed to the Office of Veterans Experience, Department of Veterans Affairs. With training as both Historian (Columbia College, Columbia University, 2004) and Futurist (MFA-STEM, Media Design), she loves to dream about the complex future through the lens of the complex past. She draws inspiration...

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Lauren Meranda

Lauren Meranda is a multi-disciplinary designer specializing in projects for cultural institutions, social activism, civic engagement, and public memory through experimental media, collaborative storytelling, and interactive design for physical spaces. As a designer and producer of visual culture, Lauren strives to find means by which to let public memory emerge from the stories of the...

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Eventful Extras at TypeCon

Believe it or not, TypeCon is not just a conference. There are plenty of other events and activities scheduled throughout the week to amuse, entertain, and inspire. This year’s extracurricular lineup is one of the best we’ve ever had. Here are just a few highlights … Nadine Chahine Why We Design: Looking in from the...

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Jess Meoni

An advocate for socially-charged design, Jess Meoni devotes much of her career to researching the history and artistic impact of the underground press, as well as other acts of radicalism and revolution. Her influences derive from all things rebellious and embellished—eccentric rock n’ roll album art, kitschy twentieth-century store signage, vintage novelty toys and trinkets,...

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Charmaine Martinez

Charmaine Martinez teaches graphic design and typography at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She brings a love of creative experimentation, a passion for typography, and an interest in design advocacy to her teaching. With a background in graphic design, book arts, printmaking, and mixed media installation, Charmaine embraces an interdisciplinary approach in...

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Briar Levit

Briar Levit is an Assistant Professor at Portland State University, and graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art & Design. Originally from the California Bay Area, her graphic design practice consists primarily of page design, with a special interest in independent magazine publishing, small presses, and walking guides (which she has self published). Most...

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Sally Kerrigan

Sally is the content editor at Adobe Typekit, where she learns a new typographic term weekly, is frequently distracted by something on Twitter, and seriously geeks out when she hears about a new library. She manages the Typekit blog and writes a healthy proportion of their web content. An East Coast transplant, she lives in...

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Thomas Jockin

Founder of TypeThursday — monthly meet-ups around the world where you discuss work-in-progress projects that focus on letterforms. Typeface designer. Previous clients include Google, Starbucks, Express. Adjunct professor at CUNY Queen’s College and City College. When not making, teaching or evangelizing type, Thomas is an amateur boxer.

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