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  • Member of the Month: Torsten Jahnke

    Torsten Jahnke is a graphic designer born, raised, and working in Hamburg, Germany. Here at the Type Directors Club, we are big fans of design for live music — we recently had Swiss designer Dafi Kühne come to speak about his work and an exhibition of Mike Joyce’s Swissted poster series. This month we spoke … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Pragun Agarwal

    Pragun Agarwal is a designer involved in all things type. As a current MFA student in the graphic design program of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Pragun has the space and time to think more deeply about design. He has also contributed lettering to our inaugural issue of Typegeist — launching this month from … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Nour Kanafani

    Nour Kanafani is a seasoned graphic designer hailing from Beirut. As a member of the TDC, we asked Kanafani to fill us in on his practice, his experience, and the state of design in Lebanon today. Portrait: Nour Kanafani at work in Beirut at Communication Design. Nour! I’m so glad we could connect. You’ve been … Read more

  • Members of the Month: Douglas Riccardi and Roberto de Vicq

    Past and present TDC board members Douglas Riccardi and Roberto de Vicq — though they’d hardly describe themselves this way — are each design powerhouses. Their portfolios of work for publishing, branding, and the hospitality industry stand as examples of contemporary greatness in graphic design. Although each has a distinct style, all of their work … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Luisa Baeta

    Luisa Baeta came to be a member of the TDC once she moved to New York, but the Brazilian-born London expat already had a deep hold on her career in typography when she arrived. This month, she talked to Elizabeth Carey Smith about falling in love with NYC, and how studying type changed her outlook … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Mark De Winne

    Mark De Winne is a founding partner of the Singapore-based design studio Parable, focusing on branding and typography. A graduate of the Master Type and Media at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) and the Type@Cooper Condensed program, Mark talked to us about life in Singapore, his journey through design, and of course, … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Synoptic Office

    Synoptic Office is a New York-based multidisciplinary design partnership between Yale MFA grads YuJune Park and Caspar Lam. The duo recently released Ming Romantic, a fiercely modern, high-contrast Chinese typeface comprising more than 2,300 glyphs, and paired its release with an exhibition, a poster, and a catalog, in which they remark, “because typography is the … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Carrie Hamilton

    Carrie Hamilton is our Member of the Month this February. The native New Yorker and naturally curious designer vividly describes her early memories of NYC lettering and signage, her photography process through the streets of her beloved city, and how she came to find her “type peeps” at the Type Directors Club in an interview … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Liz DeLuna

    We are kicking off 2018 by profiling Liz DeLuna, a staple at our salons here in New York City, as Member of the Month. As a Yale and Type@Cooper graduate, she has immersed herself in the substance and history of typography and graphic design. As a teacher and generally great human, it’s always wonderful to … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Pablo Medina

    Pablo Medina is a East Village-based graphic and type designer with a keen interest in the culture and environments that surround us. Over the past 20 years, he’s explored the many contexts that define us. In this month’s interview, he tells us about his creative and personal process, vernacular lettering, what influences he used as … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey is a letterer and typeface designer living and working in San Francisco, who’s been practicing the craft of letters for more than a dozen years. As our November Member of the Month, Elizabeth Carey Smith spoke to him about his perspective, his community, and the perils of being a perfectionist. It seems like … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Naomi Abel

    Naomi Abel is a graphic designer and typographer working on Michael Bierut’s team at Pentagram in New York City. A graduate of the Type@Cooper program, she also has solid art direction skills in fashion, beauty, and retail. For this month’s Member of the Month feature, Elizabeth Carey Smith asks her about what’s good now. The … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Fernando Díaz

    Fernando Díaz, a graphic designer born in Montevideo, Uruguay, has been winning awards for his type designs for nearly a decade, which happens to be about as many years as he’s designed type. For August’s Member of the Month feature, Elizabeth Carey Smith interviews Fernando about how he began and co-founded Uruguay’s first digital type … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Juan Villanueva

    Juan Villanueva, a New York-based type designer for Monotype, has been a member of the TDC since 2013. For July’s Member of the Month feature, Elizabeth Carey Smith interviews Juan about his cinematic influences, his natural curiosity, his love of the local and international type community, and why he’s a regular at Type Directors Club. … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Mark Simonson

    Mark Simonson hails from St. Paul, Minnesota and is one of the most respected independent type designers in our industry today. In our discussion for June’s Member of the Month, Mark tells Elizabeth Carey Smith about his evolution to a full-time type designer, the influence of typeface revivals, how a TV quiz show affected his … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Mary Marnell

    TDC celebrates its talented and diverse membership by featuring a monthly member profile. Mary Marnell is the founder and creative director of Post & Paper Co., an Atlanta-based design, development, and marketing firm. TDC asked Mary to talk about how she began her firm, the design community in Atlanta, and how she chooses type for … Read more

  • Member of the Month: David Adams

    TDC celebrates its talented and diverse membership by profiling a different member each month. David Adams is the co-founder of Art & Mechanical, a Toronto-based design agency that specializes in brand development and communications. TDC asked David to talk about how he became interested in type, his take on the Toronto design scene, how he … Read more

  • Member of the Month: John Clark

    TDC celebrates its talented and diverse membership by featuring a monthly member profile. John Clark is the creative director of Looking, a Los Angeles-based branding agency specializing in built environments and conceptually driven graphic design. TDC asked John to talk about about his trajectory in the design field —from his studies in Basel, his growth … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Pamela Green

    This month, we depart from our standard interviews with type and graphic designers to talk to Pamela Green, a creative director, producer, and co-founder of PIC Agency — a Los Angeles-based film production studio that specializes in feature film titles and motion design. This award-winning opening-sequence designer tells us about her career trajectory, the relationship … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Alexander Tochilovsky

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC features a monthly profile of one of its members. This month, we are putting the spotlight on Alexander Tochilovsky, designer, typographer, instructor, and curator at Cooper Union’s Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. TDC asked him several intriguing questions – how he began at … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Jackson Alves

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC profiles one member each month. Brazilian letterer and calligrapher Jackson Alves answered several intriguing questions put to him by TDC board member, Elizabeth Carey Smith – how he began his design studio in southern Brazil, what inspiration moved him to begin making letters, and what advice … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Nina Stössinger

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, we profile one TDC member each month. For our November feature, typeface designer Nina Stössinger answered several intriguing questions put to her by TDC board member, Elizabeth Carey Smith — how she began, what gives her inspiration, her recent move to New York, and which letters are “pepperminty.” … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Graham Weber

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC profiles one member each month. For October, we are introducing you to typeface designer, Graham Weber, whose responses to our five questions will let you know what’s going on inside the mind of this gifted young creative talent. Portrait: Graham Weber. Photo credit: Austin Weber Tell … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Thomas Jockin

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC is profiling one member each month. We’re asking members the same five questions that will hopefully let us – and you – get to know them better. For August, typeface designer and organizer behind TypeThursday (the type design meet-up), Thomas Jockin, has been selected as member … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Craig Ward

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC is profiling one member each month. We’re asking members the same five questions that will hopefully let us – and you – get to know them better. Designer, typographer and art director, Craig Ward, is July’s choice. Craig Ward, photograph by Jonathan Pilkington Tell us a … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Juan Carlos Pagan

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC is profiling one member each month. We’re asking members the same five questions that will hopefully let us – and you – get to know them better. For June we turn to designer, typographer and art director Juan Carlos Pagan. Juan Carlos Pagan Tell us a … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Wael Morcos

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC is profiling one member each month. We’re asking members the same five questions that will hopefully let us – and you – get to know them better. Graphic and type designer, Wael Morcos, has been selected for May: Wael Morcos Tell us a little bit about … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Ilene Strizver

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC is profiling one member each month. We’re asking members the same five questions that will hopefully let us – and you – get to know them better. With over 30 years of experience in type and design, award winning founder of The Type Studio – Ilene … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Sascha Lobe

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC is profiling one member each month. We’re asking members the same five questions that will hopefully let us – and you – get to know them better. Sascha Lobe – graphic designer, founder and creative director of L2M3 as well as teacher at HfG Offenbach – … Read more

  • Member of the Month: Dawn Hancock

    To celebrate our talented and diverse membership, the TDC is profiling one member each month. We’re asking members the same five questions that will hopefully let us – and you – get to know them better. For February we pass the baton over to Dawn Hancock, founder of a socially conscious boutique design studio, Firebelly, … Read more