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The Type Directors Club is run by a board of type enthusiasts with outstanding credentials and an unbelievable drive to help educate about type and lettering, and celebrate typographic excellence in the fields of type design, graphic design, and lettering.


  • Doug Clouse President

    Doug Clouse owns a graphic design business in New York City with Angela Voulangas, called The Graphics Office. Together, their work has received recognition from AIGA the Type Directors Club, the American Association of Museums, the Art Directors Club, and the Victorian Society New York. … Read more

  • Paul Carlos Vice President

    Paul Carlos, is co-owner along with Urshula Barbour of Pure+Applied, a multidisciplinary design studio in New York City. Clients include the New York City Department of Transportation; Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, Museum of the City of New York, Rizzoli, Abrams, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Read more

  • Debbie Millman Secretary/Treasurer

    Named “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, brand strategist and host of the podcast Design Matters. As the founder and host of Design Matters, the first and longest running podcast about design… Read more

  • Matteo Bologna Chairman of the Board

    Matteo Bologna is the founder and President of New York-based Mucca Design Corporation, where he also serves as Creative Director. Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Matteo’s grounding in architecture, graphic design, illustration, and typography facilitated his early business successes and inspired his decision to create … Read more

  • Ana Gómez Bernaus Director-At-Large

    Ana Gómez Bernaus is an illustrator and lettering artist currently based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Barcelona, her early work was influenced by Catalan Modernism, an art and literature movement that emerged around the turn of the 20th century, equivalent to the Art Noveau in … Read more

  • Dawn Hancock Director-At-Large

    Dawn is a troublemaker, a bleeding heart, a designer by trade, and a do-gooder by choice. Two things she likes: ideas and people. She’s been known to put them together in a room, just to see what happens. She started Firebelly in 1999 with a … Read more

  • Karl Heine Director-At-Large

    Karl Heine is the founder and Solutionist at creativeplacement, a talent recruitment firm dedicated to packaging, interactive, print and advertising professionals in the greater New York metro area. He has more than twenty-five years in the field of creative professional recruitment and in the cultivation … Read more

  • Bobby C. Martin Director-At-Large

    Founding Partner, OCD | The Original Champions of Design Bobby C. Martin Jr. is a designer and educator based in New York City. He co-founded with Jennifer Kinon, the branding and design agency, OCD. Together they develop brand identity systems for a broad range of … Read more

  • Joe Newton Director-At-Large

    Artist and art director Joe Newton has worked both sides of the table. As an art director he has created countless covers and features, and assigned hundreds of illustrations and photos for Rolling Stone and Seattle’s The Stranger. As Head of Type for Veer.com Joe … Read more

  • Dan Rhatigan Director-At-Large

    Dan Rhatigan worked as a designer and typographer for 15 years in Boston and New York before moving to England in 2006 for graduate school at the University of Reading. After receiving his MA in Typeface Design, he spent 7 seven years working with Monotype as researcher, type designer, and eventually Type Director… Read more

  • Douglas Riccardi Director-At-Large

    Douglas Riccardi is the owner and Creative Director of Memo, a Manhattan-based design agency specializing in branding and marketing collateral for a number of hospitality, corporate, and retail clients. Before founding Memo in 1993, Douglas worked at Anspach Grossman Portugal, the renowned M&Co… Read more

  • Christopher Sergio Director-At-Large

    Christopher Sergio is an Art Director at Penguin Random House—the world’s largest English language book publisher—and has over a decade of experience designing and art directing book covers. Prior to his current position, Chris has worked in both publishing (at Simon and Schuster, Random House, Penguin USA), and in the Arts… Read more

  • Elizabeth Carey Smith Director-At-Large

    Elizabeth Carey Smith runs The Letter Office, a design practice in New York City. She specializes in typography, lettering, type design, branding, and data visualization, and has worked for a broad array of industry and media, including small design studios and large corporations; fashion ad agencies and arts organizations; magazines, startups, and The City of New York… Read more

  • Nina Stössinger Director-At-Large

    Nina Stössinger, a type-obsessed designer and overall curious person, is a Senior Typeface Designer at Frere-Jones Type in Brooklyn. Before focusing entirely on type design, she was working as an independent typographer, graphic designer, type designer, and tool developer in The Netherlands and before that, … Read more

  • Angela Voulangas Director-At-Large

    Angela Voulangas is co-founder and partner with Doug Clouse in The Graphics Office, a graphic design and exhibition design firm in NYC. Together they wrote and designed The Handy Book of Artistic Printing, a study of late 19th century decorative letterpress printing published by Princeton … Read more

  • Carol Wahler Executive Director

    Carol Wahler has been Executive Director with the Type Directors Club since 1983. Ms. Wahler has a type background from working in her families’ businesses that spans starting with the period of ludlow typesetting in the 50′s through today – the digital world. Through her … Read more