TypeWknd reviewers live and work all around the world. Reviewers carefully evaluate each proposal using a blind review process to determine if the application's content is a fit for this year's conference. Read more about our process on our FAQ page.

Meet our Reviewers

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    Alanna Flowers

    Alanna Flowers is a freelance lettering artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She runs AGF Design Studio and has crafted bold and fun lettering pieces for brands like Adobe and American Greetings. Her passions include teaching, writing, social justice, and connecting with other creatives in the community.

    Alejandro Lo Celso

    He is an info & type designer from Córdoba, Argentina. A passionate teacher, he has lectured on type design, typography, and letter history in diverse schools in Latin America & Europe. He holds a typeface design MA from the University of Reading (UK) and a post-diplôme from the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique, Nancy (FR). Since 2001 he runs the premier type foundry from South America, PampaType, whose work has been widely recognized for its quality and originality.
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    Amélie Bonet

    Amélie Bonet is an independent type designer and font engineer, based in Berlin, Germany. She developed a passion for type design with a focus on Indic scripts, during her studies in Reading. Amélie has worked on projects involving various writing systems, such as Bengali, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Georgian, Greek, Tamil and Odia. Her design, Nokia Pure Bengali was awarded at the Granshan competition (2014). Recently, Noto Sans Odia, co-designed with Sol Matas, was finalist at the ED Awards 2021.
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    Amir Mahdi Moslehi

    Perso-Arabic typographer \| Researcher at Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) 20/22
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    Anahat Kaur

    Anahat Kaur is a multi-disciplinary designer and artist based out of Basel, Switzerland. She has 3 years of experience working in branding, packaging and editorial design. Her creative practice is non-linear and involves continuous experimentation with a conscious effort to stay authentic.
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    Anuthin Wongsunkakon

    Anuthin Wongsunkakon (b.1973) is a partner of Cadson Demak, type design and graphic design firm based in Bangkok, Thailand. Known for providing exclusive font for companies in Thailand such as Telenor, Nokia, Tesco, Mazda, Mercedes Benz and Thai edition of international magazines such as Vogue, GQ and Wallpaper*. He also localized the classic such as Helvetica, Neue Helvetica and Frutiger for Monotype. His work also recognized by major companies such as Apple, Google, Line and Microsoft to produce and supply high quality typeface design along with extensive research about Thai typeface and typography. Computer Arts magazine Thai Edition once named Cadson Demak “The Most Influential Type Foundry in Thailand” while Wallpaper* magazine chose Anuthin as “Designer of the Year” in 2015. He also found Bangkok International Typographic Symposium (aka BITS) in 2010. BITS became the first and the only annual conference about typography in SE Asia.
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    Bahman Eslami

    I'm a type designer specialized in Arabic script.
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    Bianca Dumitrascu

    Bianca is a graphic designer specialised in lettering and custom type based in Bucharest, Romania. She’s is most known for her many personal projects and ampersand explorations where she keeps finding ways to transform vintage characters into modern shapes. Bianca is the Founder of Caracter — a Romanian educational platform for calligraphy, lettering, type design, and type history; the Brand Lead of TypeThursday — a global type superfamily that converges monthly to help one another improve their letterforms; member of Local Design Circle — a local organisation that seeks to support, encourage and promote graphic designers in Romania.

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    Blondina Elms Pastel is an artist, calligrapher, designer, typographer, educator, type designer and researcher from the Caribbean island of Barbados.
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    Cem Eskinazi

    Cem is a Turkish graphic designer, type designer, and educator. He holds a BS in Marketing Communications from Emerson College and an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD. He teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels at RISD. Outside of Occupant Fonts, he continues his own studio practice as a member of the Design Office. His favorite color is yellow.
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    Clara Cayosa

    Clara Cayosa is a graphic and type designer from the Philippines. She explores the intersection of type design and Philippine culture through Tipong Pilipino, an incubator for Filipino typography.
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    Cris R Hernández

    Cris is a typeface designer working in education, interactive media, and public service, with a focus on multi-script support.
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    Cristian Vargas

    Graphic & Typeface Designer and currently Art & Design Director at Typozon. With more than 16 years of experience he has worked in a wide range of projects mainly in Brand & Identity, Environmental Design and Typeface Design in the United States, Latam, Switzerland and Canada. He has taught for universities in Colombia and the United States and given lectures and courses in Typography, Illustration and Information Design in institutions like SVA (NY), The New School(NY), Jorge Tadeo Lozano (CO) and Universidad Piloto (CO). As a typeface designer he has won a TDC (Jury's choice) Excellence in Typography for the design of Salvaje, a display typeface family inspired by the birds of paradise. This project was also named as one of the best typefaces of 2018 by Typographica and has been featured in books and digital magazines like AIGA - Eye on Design.
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    Dafne Martinez

    Born and raised in México City. • Bachelor Degree in Design and Visual Communication by the Faculty of Arts and Design, UNAM • Master in Typographic Design from Gestalt Studies Center • Calligrapher from the Mexican Society of Calligraphers and Illuminators • Speaker at national and international conferences, such as ATypI Tokio 2019 and 2020, Caro y Cuervo 2020, and Typographics 2020 • Co-author of the book Elementype, una guía práctica del uso tipográfico • Winner of the 2018 FONCA Co-investment Grant from the Secretary of Culture of Mexico • Typographer- Residense of the HMCT 2021: Mujeres Hispanas y Tipografía • Partner in Tipastype
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    Deni Anggara

    Type Designer who run digital foundry called Degarism Studio located in Bandung-Indonesia
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    Denis is a font and software engineer, working on language support and font development tools.
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    Echo Heo

    Echo Heo is a university student from South Korea who is interested in music, linguistics, writing systems, art and typeface design.
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    Elena Schneider

    Elena is an independent typeface and logo designer, teacher and mentor from Germany.
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    Flavia Zimbardi

    Flavia Zimbardi is an independent type designer and visual artist born in Rio de Janeiro and currently based in Berlin. She is an alumni of the Type@Cooper Extended Program, often collaborates with renowned foundries, and was the first Brazilian woman to have a typeface awarded by the Type Directors Club in 2018.
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    Florence Fu

    Florence Fu writes about fonts and graphic design.
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    Henrique Nardi

    Henrique Nardi is a Graphic Designer and Professor from São Paulo. Founder of @Tipocracia_, a project that promotes type culture by way of courses, lectures, exhibitions, and conferences. He teaches Graphic Design and Typography at UW-Madison in Wisconsin, USA.
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    Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

    Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the Founding Director of the Khatt Foundation and Khatt Books publishers. Based in Amsterdam, her professional, cultural, and educational activities extend from the US and Europe to the Arab World. She holds degrees in design and design history from Leiden University (PhD, 2017), Yale University (MFA, 1990), and Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, 1987). She was a jury member of the Third Jameel Prize for Islamic Art and Design 2013 (Victoria & Albert Museum, London), and member of the grants selection committee for Mondrian Foundation (2011-2012) & The Netherlands Architecture and Design Fund (2013). She is member of AGI (Alliance Typographique Internationale). Dr Smitshuijzen AbiFarès specializes in multilingual typographic research and design, with focus on Arabic typography and design history. She has published several books on typography and design from the Arab World, and contributed essays to professional and academic publications. She is the author of Arabic Typography: A Comprehensive Sourcebook (2001), Experimental Arabic Type (2002), Typographic Matchmaking (2007), Typographic Matchmaking in the City (2011), Arabic Type Design for Beginners (2013), Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts (2019), Kameel Hawa: The Art of Shaping Arabic Letters (2019), Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib (forthcoming), and The Catholic Press of Beirut: A Printing and Design Legacy in the Arab East (forthcoming). She taught design and typography courses at the American University of Beirut and the American University in Dubai. She works as and independent design curator, researcher, writer, designer, and publisher.
  • Ili / Iliana Moreno Guzman

    Ili is a full time teacher at UDEM, University of Monterrey, Mexico. Her focus is on Design Strategy, Entrepreneurship for creatives, History of Typography and Calligraphy. Besides academia Iliana enjoys speaking at Type conferences around the world, giving workshops and mentorship sessions to creatives and entrepreneurs. At TypeWknd you can find Ili at the support team.

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    Iqbal Firdaus

    Founder & Type Designer at Tegamitype® Foundry
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    Irina Koryagina

    Irina Koryagina is a graphic designer currently based in New York City. Born and raised in Siberia, Russia, she received a MFA in Graphic Design from Novosibirsk Academy of Architecture and Fine Arts, and completed a residency in Type Design at SVA. She develops brand identities, publications, environmental graphics and wayfinding, custom lettering and type, packaging, exhibitions, and websites. She works both independently and as a freelance collaborator on larger teams, having been fortunate to work with companies like Apple, Pentagram, Commercial Type, The Smithsonian Institution, American Academy in Rome, Hennessy, and many others.
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    Jesús Barrientos Mora

    Jesús Barrientos Mora is a typeface designer at Talavera Type Foundry (2012), calligrapher and associate professor at BUAP (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) and since 2014 research fellow to the Scaliger Instituut, at the Leiden University Library. Author of the book «Legado de los Elzevir» (2017) and certified in Typeface Design (University of Reading, 2018), he has lectured in several institutions like Dublin Institute of Technology (2015), Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (2016), the University of Birmingham (2018) and the Sheffield Hallam University (2019). He is Mexico’s Country Delegate at the Association Typographique Internationale.
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    Júlia Lago

    Graphic and type designer and overall letter enthusiast. Founder and parter at Motora, an all-female design and strategy studio from northeast Brazil.
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    Krista Radoeva

    Krista is an independent type designer and typographer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She makes fonts in Latin, Cyrillic and Greek. Krista holds a MA from the Type and Media course in The Hague. For 5 years she was part of Fontsmith in London, developing custom fonts for some big brands. Since the beginning of 2020, Krista has been a freelancer, collaborating with international foundries and design agencies, as well as teaching Cyrillic and working towards setting up her own studio.
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    Kristian Bjørnard

    Kristian Bjørnard is an Educator, Designer, Sustainabilitist, and Open-sourcerer based in Baltimore, MD. He works at the nexus of visual communication, the public domain, climate change, and technology. Kristian creates identities, (re)generative systems, digital tools, and books (& other physical and virtual publications). In his spare time Kristian dabbles in permaculture farming and attempts to make an old stone house, where he lives with his wife and two children, energy efficient. Kristian holds an MFA in Graphic Design from MICA and a BA in Studio Art from Kalamazoo College.
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    Ksenya Samarskaya

    Ksenya Samarskaya is a strategic consultant and creative director, passionate about deep research at the crossroads of design and our lived realities. Within the typographic realm, Samarskaya is the United States Country Delegate for ATypI, volunteers for TDC, has served on the board of AIGA/NY, and judged numerous design competitions, including ADC/The One Club, Communication Arts, the D&AD Awards, the SoTA Catalyst Award, and TDC. Her typographic work spans subtleties of branding, regions covering extended Latin and Cyrillic, as well as explorations into AR/VR and dimensional typography.
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    Li Zhiqian

    Co-founder of 3type
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    Luke Prowse

    Designer, NaN
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    Matthijs Sluiter

    Matthijs is based in The Hague, Netherlands. He works as an independent designer/typographer at his own Studio Het Mes, and as an editor for Fonts In Use. Student of the Expert Class Type Design 2019/20 at Plantin-Moretus Institute. Find his collection of type specimens on his Typespecimens Instagram account.

    Mira Ying

    Mira is a graphic designer, translator and editor based in Shanghai. She looks after editorial and publishing programs at The Type (, an independent Chinese project since 2007 which focuses on in typography and visual culture.
  • Mirko Velimirovic

    Mirko Velimirovic is a Lettering Artist, Type Designer, and Font Engineer working in NYC. Currently he contributes work to Darden studio, and open source variable font projects on Github. In 2019 through January of 2020 he was the chapter lead of Type Thursday NYC. He has guest lectured in classes on type design at SVA, and ECUAD. When he’s not doing calligraphy, he spends his time wrangling difficult software problems in FOSS and NDA font projects. The rest of the time he spends entertaining his two cats.
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    Morgane Pierson

    Morgane Pierson is an independent typeface designer specialising in ancient, minority and not encoded writing systems. She joined The Missing Scripts project in 2017, as a research-student at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT). In 2019, she designed the first typeface for Elymaic, an ancient writing system from present day Iran. Morgane is currently developing a multi-script typeface based on ancient monetary inscriptions as a part of the PIM project in collaboration with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the ANRT.
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    Mostafa El Abasiry

    Mostafa is a graphic designer and a design educator who is fascinated by the union of Arabic typography and geometry. Mostafa currently runs one of the largest Arabic font libraries that offers various range of experimental Arabic fonts. With his coloured fonts Tajreed, Graffitica and Origami, Mostafa also pioneers the rise of OpenType-SVG technology in Arabic type design.
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    Nova Patch

    Nova Patch (they/them) is a product director for internationalization and localization at Shutterstock, a global creative platform in 25 languages and over 150 countries.
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    Rathna Ramanathan

    Rathna Ramanathan is a typographer, researcher and educator. Originally from Chennai, India, she is now based in London. She is currently Dean of Academic Strategy, and Reader in Intercultural Communication at Central Saint Martins. Her research and practice are predominantly focused on the Global South, specifically South Asia. Intercultural practice is central to her approach in learning, teaching and research.

    Sandina Miller

    Sandina Miller is an independent designer and consultant based in the UK. Her work focuses on communication and information design, mainly for educational, nonprofit and public sector clients. A type and lettering enthusiast, Sandina was the founding communications lead for TypeThursday London. She studied Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, and is a member of ATypI and of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD). Website: Twitter:
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    Sandra García

    — Graphic Designer by Universidad del Área Andina. — Master in Typeface Design, Gestalt Studies Center. — Teacher of subjects such as editorial design and typographic use with more than 10 years of experience — Speaker at national and international conferences, recently in such as ATypI Tokio 2019, Caro y Cuervo 2020, and Typelab 2021. — Winner of the 2018 FONCA Co-investment Grant from the Secretary of Culture of Mexico. — Co-author of the book: “Elementype, a practical guide to typographic use.” — Scholarship winner at HMCT Typographers-in-Residence program with the project "Achtli a typography for first readers" — Partner in Tipastype.
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    Shoko Mugikura

    Shoko Mugikura runs type design studio Just Another Foundry with Tim Ahrens. Shoko studied Visual Commu
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    Tanya George

    Tanya has a wide-ranging independent typographic practice that includes designing letterforms for brand identities as well as fonts, while also engaging with the subject by teaching, writing and, conducting TypeWalks
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    Tharique Azeez

    Tharique Azeez is a typeface designer and font engineer. He is also a lettering artist and calligrapher specializing in the Tamil script. His work encompasses experimentation with multiple digital and analogue media to design and create letterforms.
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    Thomas Phinney

    Thomas Phinney is a type designer who has created fonts for Adobe and Google. He is the former CEO of FontLab, and previously had strategic/technical product management roles at Adobe and Extensis. Phinney was on the board of ATypI from 2004–2020. He has four patents and a medal, as well as an MS in printing/typography from RIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Phinney is also the world’s leading “font detective.” His expert witness clients have included a “big three” auto maker and a major California city. He has been consulted on questioned documents by The Washington Post, PBS television’s History Detectives, BBC News, NPR, the US Treasury, and many others.
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    Tim Brookes

    Tim Brookes is the founder and executive director of the Endangered Alphabets Project and the author of the Atlas of Endangered Alphabets. He has spoken on the issue of script endangerment at colleges, museums, galleries, universities and libraries including Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress.
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    Vaishnavi Murthy Yerkadithaya

    Indic type designer. Likes researching on historic + modern interpretations of various scripts.
  • Wei Huang

    I love fonts.
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    Zenab Bastawala

    હેલો ❦ Hello!
  • करन मिश्र

    मेरा काम है सॉफ़्टवेयर जगत में लोगों और उनकी भाषाओं के हुक़ूक़ के लिए जद्दोजहद करना।

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