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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.


  • Paul Carlos 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

  • Elizabeth Carey Smith Vice President

    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

  • Christopher Sergio Secretary/Treasurer

    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

  • Doug Clouse Chairman of the Board

    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

  • 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

  • Liz DeLuna Director-At-Large

    Liz DeLuna is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She received an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. In 2014 she completed Type@Cooper, Typeface Design program at Cooper Union. Liz acts as a visiting critic for classes … Read more

  • Tosh Hall Director-At-Large

    Tosh began his career designing book covers in London and creating beauty packaging for Revlon in New York. He developed his career at Landor Associates as Design Director in New York and Creative Director in San Francisco, designing brand identities for large organizations such as … 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

  • 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

  • Debbie Millman Director-At-Large

    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

  • 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

  • YuJune Park Director-At-Large

    YuJune Park is the co-founder of Synoptic Office and the Associate Director of Communication Design at Parsons School of Design. She served as the Program Director from 2014–2017. Her work has been recognized by the AIGA, the I.D. Annual Design Review, and the Art Director’s … 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

  • 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

  • Juan Villanueva Director-At-Large

    Juan Villanueva is a Brooklyn-based typeface designer, lettering artist, and educator. Originally from Peru, he grew up in Clifton, NJ and has a BFA in Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation from Montclair State University. He is a proud graduate of the Type@Cooper Extended Program. He … 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