In 1997 Cyrus Highsmith graduated with honors from Rhode Island School of Design and joined the Font Bureau. As Senior Designer, he concentrates on development of new type series. A faculty member at RISD, he teaches typography in the department of Graphic Design. He lectures and gives workshops across the United States, Mexico and Europe. In 2001, Highsmith was featured in Print Magazine’s New Visual Artist Review. He has exhibited his work in the United States and Europe. His typefaces have won awards in national and international design competetions including Bukva:Raz!, the AIGA and the Type Directors Club.