June 9, 2018

Jean François Porchez
Founder of Typofonderie, type director of ZeCraft, Jean François Porchez’s expertise covers both the design of bespoke typefaces, logotypes and typographic consultancy. He is a frequent speaker at conferences all over the world. He launched TypeParis in 2015. Knight in the order of Arts and Letters in 2015. He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998 and numerous prizes for his typefaces. Introduced to French Who’s Who in 2009. In 2014, Perrousseaux publishes his monograph. After training as a graphic designer, during which he focused on type design, Jean François Porchez (1964) worked as a type director at Dragon Rouge, then at Le Monde newspaper. He is the programme director for typographic design master at ECV (France). He is also honorary President of the Association Typographique Internationale (was ATypI President in 2004–2007). He is board member of the Club des Directeurs Artistiques and member of the Type Directors Club.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

Marianna Paszkowska
Based in Berlin, Marianna is a Polish font engineer who joined the Monotype team in autumn 2016. Calling herself a geek, Marianna is a type designer, calligraphy enthusiast and bookworm. With a keen and open mind, she is always the one with hands coloured by ink and a head occupied by letters. She loves to share her knowledge with others through her calligraphy and type design workshops.

You can follow her on twitter or on instagram.

Antonio Cavedoni
Antonio Cavedoni is a type designer, self-taught software programmer and serial researcher from Sassuolo, Italia. His background as a Web designer and an obsession with typography took him to the UK, where he graduated with a MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading. He then spent seven years in the United States, working on fonts at Apple in California. He is now back in Italy, based in Milano, where he works on type design and lettering, researches the history of letterforms, plays guitar and gets used to living in this beautiful country once again.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

Jan Charvát
Jan initially learned Electrical Engineering and then studied computer graphic programming at Prague University where he focused on programming applications and finished with a thesis on virtual TV studios. Before joining Monotype, Jan worked in the graphic design department of a big TV channel in Prague and lectured on design at Podebrady High School. Jan always enjoyed to create typefaces in his spare time – including developing his own python scripts. Type Design and Font Engineering became more and more his primary occupation so consequently he joined Monotype’s team of Font Engineers. When not working Jan enjoys the art of coffee making (he is a certified barista) and loves analog photography.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

Dan Reynolds
Dan Reynolds is an independent designer with a focus on letters. He draws typefaces, builds fonts, writes about typography, and even teaches design, too. From 2011 through 2016, he was part of the communication design faculty at the Braunschweig University of Art. Before that, he spent seven years at Linotype GmbH, a company now part of Monotype GmbH. First, he wrote copy in the product marketing department; later, he moved into their font development group. Dan has spent most of his adult life in Germany, and has lived in Berlin since 2009. His doctoral dissertation is on track to be submitted next year; please wish him luck!

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

Lars Harmsen
Lars Harmsen (*1964) is publisher an editor of Slanted Publishers, creative director and partner of Munich-based agency Melville Brand Design and professor for design and typography at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences & Art. His focus lies on corporate and editorial design. In 1996 he founded Volcano-Type, a type foundry offering more than 200 different typefaces. In 2004 he launched the web blog Slanted, dedicated to typography and design, followed by the eponymous Slanted magazine in 2005. He is author and designer of numerous books on design, typography and photography, including Yearbook of Type I + II, Typodarium, Photodarium, Pride & Glory and others. At Melville he is chief-curator of the artist book series 100for10 and designer of the latest publication, the Raw Bible – a guide for raw and crafted brands.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on Slanted.

Dan Rhatigan
Dan Rhatigan works with Adobe Typekit in New York as the Senior Manager of Adobe Type. He has over 25 years of eclectic experience in various industries as a typesetter, graphic designer, typeface designer, and teacher, including several years in London and New York serving as Type Director for Monotype. He has a BFA in graphic design from Boston University, and MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in the UK, and a very tattered passport.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

Thomas Phinney
Thomas Phinney is CEO of FontLab, the font software tools company. Previously he had strategic product management roles at Adobe and Extensis. In the 2000s, Thomas was instrumental in driving the adoption of OpenType, both within Adobe and in the marketplace. He developed character set standards for Adobe, and designed Latin/Greek/Cyrillic typefaces Hypatia Sans and Cristoforo. Thomas has four patents and a medal. He also has an MS in printing/typography from RIT—where he did his thesis on technical challenges in Multiple Master font technology—and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Thomas has been on the board of ATypI since 2004.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

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