Jean François Porchez

Founder of Typofonderie and type director of ZeCraft, Jean François Porchez is one of the pioneers of digital typography. He launched TypeParis in 2015.

After training as a graphic designer, during which he focused on type design, Porchez worked as a type director at Dragon Rouge, then at Le Monde newspaper in early 90s. He was President of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) between 2004–2007. Founder and head of ECV Master Design & Typography between 2011-2019. He is a board member of the Club des Directeurs Artistiques in Paris and member of the Type Directors Club (TDC) in New York.

He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998 and has received numerous other prizes for his typeface designs. Porchez was inducted into the French Who’s Who in 2009, made a knight in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2015, and had his monograph published by Perrousseaux in 2014. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has used his typefaces for official communication since 2017.