In design school David Lemon focused on type, against his advisor’s recommendation. After graduation David did graphic design and production work for Bay Area magazines and newspapers. He learned their computer typesetting systems and continued to learn everything he could about type and worked on his own designs. When the Apple Macinotsh and LaserWriter came out, David showed Sumner Stone his designs, and soon Sumner hired him to help Adobe turn typefaces into fonts. At Adobe, David became an expert in Type 1 font development, then multiple master fonts, and eventually helped direct the development of OpenType. As manager for the Adobe type team, David continues to work for the synergy of art and technology.