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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

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    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.

  • Paul Carlos Vice President

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    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

  • Bobby C. Martin Secretary/Treasurer

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    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

  • Matteo Bologna Chairman of the Board

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    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

  • Cara Di Edwardo Director-At-Large

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    Cara Di Edwardo is a lettering artist, papermaker and printmaker. She has taught as adjunct professor at Cooper Union since 1991. She also teaches in the Continuing Education Department of Cooper Union and in the Saturday Outreach High School Program. Read more

  • Abby Goldstein Director-At-Large

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    Abby Goldstein is an artist and graphic designer. She is an Associate Professor of Art and the Program Director of the Graphic Design concentration at Fordham University, NY. Her publication designs for museums, galleries, publishers, and architects has garnered awards from AIGA, TDC and AAUP. … Read more

  • Karl Heine Director-At-Large

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    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

  • Debbie Millman Director-At-Large

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    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. Read more

  • Joe Newton Director-At-Large

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    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

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    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. Read more

  • Douglas Riccardi Director-At-Large

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    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. Read more

  • Bertram Schmidt-Friderichs Director-At-Large

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    Bertram Schmidt-Friderichs is typographer, printer and publisher, born 1959 and based in Mainz, Germany, hometown of Gutenberg. Read more

  • Christopher Sergio Director-At-Large

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    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. Read more

  • Elizabeth Carey Smith Director-At-Large

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    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. Read more

  • Angela Voulangas Director-At-Large

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    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

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    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