Mew Ophaswongse is a software engineer and typeface designer based in San Francisco, originally from Bangkok, Thailand. She currently works at Wikimedia Foundation, where she builds features for new Wikipedia editors. She graduated from Type@Cooper West in 2018. Her journey to type design started with her humanities education—while studying philosophy, she became curious about about how the form and the design of combinations of written characters generate meaning and emotional associations. She’s explored this curiosity through the lenses of aesthetics, cultural studies, philosophy of language, and technology. To her, type design brings all these disciplines together.