John D. Berry is a typographer, book designer, design writer/editor, and typographic consultant. He is past president of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) and former Editor & Publisher of U&lc (Upper & lower case). His books include Language culture type: international type design in the age of Unicode (ATypI & Graphis, 2002), U&lc: influencing typography & design (Mark Batty Publisher, 2005), and Thesen zur Typografie: Gedanken zur Gestaltung (Verlag Hermann Schmidt, 2014). He speaks and writes frequently about typography and design, and teaches those subjects as an adjunct professor at Cornish College of the Arts. He is founder and director of the Scripta Typographic Institute, which is dedicated to establishing higher typographic standards for onscreen reading.
He started out as a phototypesetter at a small printshop in Seattle.