Jim Wasco

Jim Wasco, a second-generation lettering artist, began his lifelong passion for lettering at the age of 12. His father taught him calligraphy, letter spacing, proportions and balance. It was this knowledge, along with his illustration skills, that formed the fundamentals for the California-based graphic design business he founded in 1974. Jim transitioned to designing type on computers in 1986, and was a member of the typographic staff at Adobe Systems for 13 years. Jim is currently a senior type designer at Monotype. In 2010 his type design, Elegy, won an award at the Type Directors Club in New York.