Onur Yazıcıgil received his MFA in Visual Communications Design from Purdue University where he researched the evolution of humanist and grotesque sans serif typefaces. He won the first prize in typography in 2007 from the Society of Typographic Arts in Chicago. He is currently a faculty member at Sabancı University in the VCD department teaching various levels of typography courses. He has developed a multilingual typeface, Duru Sans, which is currently licensed by Sorkin Type Co. and is included in the Google Web Fonts directory. He is also co-creator of ISType as well as a board member at ATypI.