Aoife Mooney

Aoife Mooney is an Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University, where she teaches classes in Typography, Graphic Design, Identity and Typeface Design. She is a practicing typeface designer and holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading. Her research interests are aligned and centered around the practice and theory of this field, including the broader cultural contexts and implications of typeface design and its relationship to other design fields. Her most recent research focuses on the relationship between type design and language, and the role of modularity in the design and construction of typefaces.

Aoife Mooney is an Irish typo/graphic designer, and an Assistant Professor at Kent State University. She received her degree in Visual Communications from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2005 and holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading (2010). She is currently undertaking an MFA in Textile Design from Kent State University investigating the relationship between text and texture. Aoife regularly presents on her research at conferences both domestic and international. She has worked as both a fulltime and freelance typeface designer for Hoefler & Frere-Jones (NYC) (now Hoefler & Co.), and Frere-Jones Type respectively, and with Google WebFonts. She is a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers as well as a member of their Education Team, and one of the coordinators of the North American Annual Student Assessment Scheme.