Perrin Stamatis

Perrin spent his early years with one foot in the music industry and the other in the family printing business setting type. Later, as founder and principal of Scratchboard Designs, his professional career spanned over 20 years of print, motion-based, and interactive design for a wide variety of clients. Stamatis then made a transition to teaching design and completed his MFA in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago and continued his studies in Basel, Switzerland.

His work focuses on typeface design, interactive information graphics, silkscreen printing, letterpress printing, exploring how graphic design can enhance storytelling, writing and recording music and creating an animated series.

Perrin is currently a full-time professor at Northern Illinois University and serves on the board of the Society of Typographic Arts in Chicago.