Carolina de Bartolo

Carolina de Bartolo is the designer, author, and publisher of the award-winning typography textbook, Explorations in Typography (co-authored with Stephen Coles and Erik Spiekermann). Her retro-cool pattern font, TXT101, was created in 2013 in collaboration with Psy/Ops Type Foundry.

A graduate of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, Carolina is a systems thinker who also revels in details. She began her career designing statements and forms at Siegel & Gale in New York City and later worked on the Citibank banking machine user-interface design team at Two Twelve Associates.

During her tenure as design history chairperson at AIGA San Francisco, she founded the chapter’s library. She developed a semester-long course on page layout grids and has taught all levels of typography as well as thesis development and design history at Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 2000.