TDC Election Results 2016

Matteo Bologna, Chairman of the Board of the Type Directors Club, announced the results of the TDC Annual Election for the Board of Directors.

The newly-elected Board of Directors will begin their term July 1st, 2016.

The Officers (2016-2017)

President: Doug Clouse | The Graphics Office
Vice President: Paul Carlos | Pure + Applied
Secretary/Treasurer: Bobby C. Martin | OCD | The Original Champions of Design


Directors-at-Large 2015-2017
Cara diEdwardo | The Cooper Union
Abby Goldstein | Fordham University
Bertram Schmidt-Friderichs | H. Schmidt GmbH
Angela Voulangas | The Graphics Office

Directors-at-Large 2016-2018
Karl Heine | creativeplacement
Debbie Millman | Design Matters
Joe Newton | Anderson+Newton
Dan Rhatigan | Type Designer
Douglas Riccardi | Memo
Chris Sergio | Penguin Random House
Elizabeth Carey Smith | Zady

Matteo Bologna will serve as Chairman of the Board.

The Type Directors Club is a non-profit professional organization that has been dedicated to educating its international membership and graphic arts community about type, type design and its myriad uses in the field of communication since 1946.

For further information is posted on the TDC website or contact: Carol Wahler, Executive Director


Doug Clouse

Doug Clouse owns a graphic design business in New York City with Angela Voulangas, called The Graphics Office. Besides running the business, Doug has written and co-written two books on design history and teaches graphic design history at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  More | Top



Paul Carlos

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, Center for Jewish History, South Street Seaport Museum, Rizzoli, Abrams, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, National Building Museum, and Prospect New Orleans.  More | Top


Bobby C. Martin

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 clients that include the Friends of the High Line, Girl Scouts of the USA, the National Basketball Association, The New York Times and Nike. Their work has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club, Brand New, D&AD, Print and the Type Directors Club.  More | Top


Karl Heine

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 and development of all levels of talent for brands, agencies, design firms and corporations.  More | Top


Debbie Millman

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, Millman has interviewed more than 250 design luminaries and cultural commentators, including Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, Barbara Kruger, Seth Godin and more. In the 11 years since its inception, the show has garnered over a million download per year, a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and—most recently—iTunes designated it one of the best podcasts of 2015.

Debbie is the Chief Marketing Officer at Sterling Brands, where she has worked with over 200 of the world’s largest brands, including the redesign of Burger King, merchandising for Star Wars and the positioning and branding of the No More movement. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, one of five women to hold the position in the organization’s 100-year history and a past board member and treasurer of the New York Chapter.  More | Top


Joe Newton

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 Joe was responsible for the visual identity and content curation of the Fonts division.

In the beginning of 2012 Gail Anderson and Joe Newton launched AND (Anderson Newton Design) a creative agency dedicated to sophisticated yet playful design, with a focus on typography. Specialties include packaging, and publication design. Recent clients include Time, Fortune, The New York Times, Club Monaco, The U.S. State Department, and the School of Visual Arts.  More | Top


Dan Rhatigan

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. He now lives in New York City again, where he works as an independent type designer and consultant.  More | Top


Douglas Riccardi

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., Forbes, Inc., Benetton SpA (Treviso, Italy), and Sottsass Associati (Milan, Italy). His portfolio includes magazines, annual reports, brand identities, and communications, product design, packaging, and a full-size working prototype for a new store model.

Memo has worked with Mario Batali since he had one small restaurant on Cornelia Street. For Batali and B&B Hospitality Group, Memo has designed 12 best-selling cookbooks, 9 restaurant identities on 2 continents, 2 retail stores, 14 web sites, and numerous projects for his Brand team and Foundation.  More | Top


Christopher Sergio

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 (for the American theatre artist Robert Wilson, and with Vito Acconci.) In addition, Chris is the principal of Christopher Sergio Design, whose work includes design for clients in film, media and the arts, and illustration for clients such as The New York Times.

Chris’ work has won numerous awards and been recognized by the Type Directors Club (including a Judge’s Choice Award in 2010, as selected by judge Mario Hugo), AIGA (50 Books/50Covers), Print Magazine (Regional Design Annual), Communication Arts (Typography Annual), and others. In Spring 2011, in collaboration with the designer Catherine Casalino, Chris launched the online petition “Save 50/50” and galvanized the design community in a successful effort to save the historic 50 Books / 50 Covers competition. The competition was founded over 90 years ago by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and is now hosted annually by Design Observer.  More | Top


Elizabeth Carey Smith

Elizabeth Carey Smith is a type designer and the Design Director at Zady, an ethical fashion brand in New York City. She has taught graphic design and typography for the past five years at the City College of New York and NYU. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Desktop Magazine, Etapes, Jezebel, BUST and many other publications. She is an avid member of the typographic community, and a graduate of the 2012 Type@Cooper extended program. She is one of the founding members of Alphabettes, an organization for and by women in type.  More | Top