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Archive / TypeCon2017

Laura Franz

Professor Laura Franz teaches at UMass Dartmouth. Inspired by the intersection of tradition and technology, Laura shares her carefully tested web font recommendations on the site Good Web Fonts. She also shares her typography knowledge via the book Typographic Web Design: How to Think Like a Typographer in HTML and CSS (Wiley); the online video...

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Stéphane Elbaz

Art director and type designer Stéphane Elbaz holds degrees in Visual Communication (2003) and Interactive Research (2004) from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad). Since 2008, he lives and works in New York. In the last few years he devoted much of his time to digital publishing platforms.

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Jean François Porchez

Founder of Typofonderie, type director of ZeCraft, Jean François Porchez’s expertise covers the design of bespoke typefaces, logotypes, and typographic consultancy. He is a frequent speaker at conferences all over the world. He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998, introduced to French Who’s Who in 2009, had his monograph published by Perrousseaux in...

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Charllotte Yue Qin

Charllotte Qin is a multi-media designer who works within and across a variety of medias and disciplines — visual and audio, print and time-based media. Her research is driven by a curiosity about how visual communication can generate multi-sensory experiences that fully engage the senses of a viewer. She is an Assistant Professor in Graphic...

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Yoon Soo Lee

Yoon Soo Lee is a Professor of Art and Design. She has been teaching at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth since 2001, and at Vermont College of Fine Arts since 2011. Yoon Soo’s practice moves around three core areas of study: the art of pedagogy, how to work in dialogue cross-discipline, and how to create...

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Constanza Pacher

Constanza Pacher is an Assistant Professor in the Design Studies program at MacEwan University. She is a visual communication designer from Argentina with more than fifteen years of experience in the industry. In 2004 she received a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication Design from the University of Alberta. She has been teaching design, typography and...

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Alessandro Segalini

Alessandro Segalini teaches typography and type design at Texas State University, School of Art & Design. He is the typographer and graphic designer for Contra Mundum Press (CMP), a boutique publisher based in New York and Paris that specializes in world literature and other genres. His interests extend across linguistics, book design, information design, calligraphy,...

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James Grieshaber

James Grieshaber creates and sells fonts through his own digital type foundry, Typeco. He also works for Virgin Wood Type in Rochester NY, where besides creating wood type by hand, he is responsible for digitally drawing new and revival fonts, customer special orders, and replacement letters. James has created fonts for P22 Type Foundry, Hamilton...

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Geri McCormick

Geri McCormick is a wood type cutter and letterpress printer. She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Painting. By helping her husband-to-be, Bill Jones, study for his typography exams in college, she herself learned typography. Immediately following college, they started acquiring letterpress equipment and type, and that is when Geri learned...

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Mike LaJoie

Mike is a visual designer with a technical bent that allows him to solve complicated design workflow tasks while maintaining design esthetic. He has worked on projects at Microsoft over the last 12 years which include icons for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012, Connected Car, and Windows 10. Mike currently creates the Windows 10, Xbox,...

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Judy Safran-Aasen

Judy Safran-Aasen is a program manager for Microsoft’s Windows Design Group. She has managed font development projects since Windows XP and consults on projects across the company to to ensure high-quality typography throughout Microsoft’s products. Lots of her time is taken up with emoji collaboration these days, but she also devotes time to Chinese, Latin...

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Grendl Löfkvist

Grendl Löfkvist is an instructor in the Visual Media Design Department at City College of San Francisco, where she teaches the History of Graphic Design, Book Arts, Calligraphy, and Letterpress Printing. She offers a variety of courses at the San Francisco Center for the Book, including Blackletter and Uncial Calligraphy. She is also a core...

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