Speakers / Presentations
Professor Michael Twyman’s long and distinguished career at the University of Reading has won international recognition. It began with his vision for a university course which combined intellectual and practical work in, what he later described as, ‘design for reading’. Established in 1968, it was the first course of its kind at a British university and led to the establishment of the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication in 1974. Since then generations of students have benefited from his approach to education that is inspirational, challenging and inclusive. In a constantly evolving discipline embracing every form of communication design, Michael Twyman led his students through the immense changes imposed by technology. His approach to design education, through typography, while integrating history, theory and practice has ensured that his legacy is far reaching and today universities and colleges throughout the world employ academics who studied under his guidance. His graduates occupy key positions at companies in fields as diverse as magazine and book publishing, information design, and wayfinding, with others helping to shape the future of digital companies such as Nokia, Adobe, Microsoft and Google. Michael Twyman has also contributed much to the educational programmes of international organisations like ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design and Communication Assocations) and ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale). He is a recognised expert on the history of lithography and has many books and other publications to his name on subjects relating to the history of printing and graphic design and to theoretical aspects of typography and graphic language. His passion for embracing the wider spectrum of design in an historical context has led to the establishment of many internationally important archives including the Isotype Archive and Rickards Collection of Ephemera. He retired as Head of Department in 1998 but still teaches postgraduate students. His students have described their time on his courses at Reading as ‘deeply enabling’ and ‘inspirational’. He has greatly enhanced the reputation of the United Kingdom as a leader in design education.
Neville Brody is Dean of the School of Communication and one of the most celebrated graphic designers of his generation – a leading typographer and internationally recognised art director and brand strategist. The founder of design agency Brody Associates, he established his reputation as creative director of the 1980’s Face magazine, subsequently working with record labels, magazines and a range of international clients including Apple, BBC online, The Times, Channel 4 and the England football team. His hugely influential work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and publications, most notably the two-volume monograph The Graphic Language of Neville Brody, which was accompanied by an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Chiara Aliotta is the Founder and Creative Director of the small agency, "Until Sunday". She has many years of experience in art direction and branding. She has created innovative designs for brands like Vodafone, Nivea, Persol, NH Hotel, Osram, and many others. She also volunteered in the Joomla! community for many years before becoming the Joomla! Brand Manager in January 2014. Her work is extremely creative, emotionally involving, detail-obsessed, and rich with colorful illustrations that come from her imaginary world. She describes herself as a typography addict and lover of colors.
Today Chiara presents at a variety of conferences all around Europe, inspiring and informing people about the importance of design in everyday life.
Tasos Anastasiades holds a BA in Graphic and Advertising design and a Masters Degree in Visual communication. In 2000 he started teaching in various private Art Schools and he also founded his own Art School, I.T.OMIC Art Studio. Since 2004 he has been employed by the European University Cyprus, in the position of Lecturer teaching Graphic Art and Design courses.
In 2004 he started publishing the "Plastic Comics" magazine, the first comic book created and published by a Greek-Cypriot in Cyprus. Ever since his work has been published and reviewed in many magazines and websites in Cyprus, Greece, Europe and the USA. In 2005 he represented Cyprus at the 1st International Conference for the study of comics organised by the Aegean University and at the Syros Festival of Science Fiction. In 2006 and 2009, he won Distinctions for professional artists in the Annual Greek Comic Book Competitions in Greece organized by the magazine "9" of the Greek newspaper Eleutherotypia and Akto Art & Design University. His visual work was selected and presented at the official European World of Warcraft website gallery. In November 2012 he was an academic representative of the European University Cyprus at the St Vincent European Art Exhibition -SVEART organized by the St Vincent Municipality and he also presented the evolution of Plastic Comics at the 1st Annual Comic Conference of the University of Seville organized by the University of Seville.
His Creative Designs involve the exploration of experimental graphic design techniques, illustration, image manipulation, comic book designs and 3d digital modelling.
A teacher in the tradition of Edward Johnston and the Arts and Crafts Movement introduced Georgia to calligraphy in high school. Her family in Greece, strongly rooted in the arts, encouraged her to study Byzantine and Classical models for inspiration. She studied Art History in Greece and Victoria, BC, so her interest in the history of the calligraphic tradition is strong. She returned to calligraphy in 2005; although much of her work is in English, she is keen to connect to her Greek heritage – working at restoring the severely interrupted Greek calligraphic tradition and creating work that explores and bridges the richness of ‘cultural identity’.
Katerina is an independent graphic designer, researcher and visiting tutor at Graphic Design Department, Technological Education Institute of Athens. Throughout the years she has worked in interdisciplinary projects in design industry and advertising and has collaborated with a variety of teams and individuals on diverse projects from brand identity, editorial design, to spatial design. Currently she is interested in the role of visual communication in building brand identities and she is investigating the links and the interferences between graphic design and urban space. She also explores the active role of Graphic Design (the visual and textual aspects of communication) at the social and political level. Her research interests focus on the visual identity of public space, the role of spontaneity in design process as well as design methodologies and mapping. She holds an MA in Critical theory and practice of Design from Goldsmiths University of London. She lives and works in Athens, Greece.
Barış Atiker is a motion designer and instructor living in Istanbul, Turkey. He has a Proficiency in Art degree on Motion Graphics Animation (2009) and he currently teaches Motion Typography, 2 and 3D Animation and Interaction Design at Beykent University. With over 10 years of design experience in leading and developing creative teams, he has worked for many award winning international branding, TV and Film Title projects. He is organising portfolio meetings for creative talents in Istanbul and also publishes a blog about motion design with tutorials and interviews with successful Turkish designers. Baris Atiker has ran several international workshops in Berlin, Dublin, Poland, and Turkey. Sample projects can be seen at:
Luisa Baeta is a freelance graphic and type designer currently living like a nomad between London, New York, Rome and Rio de Janeiro. After working for a few years with graphic design in Brazil, she did a post-graduation in visual communication at the London College of Communication and later got a masters degree in typeface design from the University of Reading (UK). She then worked for three years as a font designer at the London-based type foundry Dalton Maag, on several Latin and non-Latin projects, including her own typeface, Bligh.
Wibo Bakker (1974) works as assistant professor at the Industrial Design department of the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (Suzhou, China). He is specialized in design history, graphic design and creativity theory. Lately he has become interested in information design and pictograms, carrying out research in the Netherlands, England, Germany and Japan. Bakker started his career studying graphic design at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (1991-1996). An internship at Pentagram Design (San Francisco), as well as jobs at several other design agencies, made him aware of national differences in design cultures. In 2009 he obtained a PhD at Utrecht University for his study on the development of visual identity in the Netherlands, titled ‘Droom van Helderheid: huisstijlen, ontwerpbureaus en modernisme in Nederland: 1960-1975’ (A Clear Dream: Visual Identity, Design Agencies and Modernism in The Netherlands: 1960-1975).
A designer, creative and educator based in Detroit, MI, USA, Barry splits her time between the studio and the classroom. Meaghan is one half of Unsold Studio, a collaborative design duo producing work for lifestyle brands and creative culture clients such as Will Leather Goods, Stockyard Detroit, and Cranbrook Art Museum. Barry is also currently an Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
Barry received her MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI), and her BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)
Η Βασιλική Μπέλεση είναι Επίκουρος Καθηγήτρια Υλικών Γραφικών Τεχνών στο Τμήμα Γραφιστικής. Φοίτησε στο Τμήμα Χημείας Πανεπιστημίου Ιωαννίνων από όπου και έλαβε μεταπτυχιακό και διδακτορικό δίπλωμα. Εργάστηκε στη βιομηχανία κατασκευής τυπωμένων κυκλωμάτων “ΜΕΤΕΛΚΟ ΑΕ” και στην Ερευνητική Εταιρεία “Nanovive SA”. Εργάστηκε ως εργαστηριακός συνεργάτης στα ΤΕΙ Αθήνας και Πειραιά. Συνεργαζόμενη ερευνήτρια στο ΕΚΕΦΕ “Δημόκριτος” στα πλαίσια ερευνητικών προγραμμάτων με αντικείμενο τη σύνθεση και τον χαρακτηρισμό υλικών. Το ερευνητικό της αντικείμενο σήμερα είναι η σύνθεση αγώγιμων μελανιών. Έχει δημοσιεύσει περισσότερες από 20 εργασίες σε διεθνή επιστημονικά περιοδικά με κριτές και έχει συμμετάσχει σε περισσότερα από 20 διεθνή και ελληνικά συνέδρια.
Bianca Berning is a font engineer with a background in civil engineering, communication and typeface design. After completing her MA in typeface design in Reading in 2011 she joined Dalton Maag, a London-based type foundry. She now heads the Skills & Process team, a multidisciplinary team of typeface designers, font engineers and software developers, that is responsible for the implementation of internal standards and the improvement of Dalton Maag’s font development processes.
Ann has a MA in graphic design. Her typographic graduation project was awarded. In October 2012, she defended her PhD (Type Design for Children with Low Vision), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gerard Unger. She was granted two scholarships by Microsoft.She works as a researcher at PXL-MAD (Media Arts & Design), where she also teaches graphic design, typo and type design. Recently she was awarded a grant from Microsoft for a project on visual prosody. Ann was a finalist in the ‘New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2015’ competition, which recognises early career researchers in the sciences. Recently Ann set up a Research Institute called READSEARCH. Ann is also involved in European COST Action that studies the evolution of Reading in the age of Digitisation. She has presented papers and gave workshops on several occasions both in Belgium and abroad.Ann is (since 2013) also an award winning independent designer. In 2014 she designed a postage stamp for the Belgian postal company that contained 606 words, a Guinness World Record.
Her research/design interests: typography, font design, legibility, reading, graphic design, book design, letter press and modular systems.
Alison Black is Professor of User-centred Design at the University of Reading’s Department of Typography & Graphic Communication and Director of its Centre for Information Design Research. A psychologist by training, Black has worked for almost 30 years in information design, both as a practitioner and a researcher.
Petr van Blokland (1956) studied at the Graphic and Typographic Design Department of the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague, Netherlands. In 1979 he graduated cum laude and worked as an intern at Total Design in Amsterdam and Studio Dumbar in The Hague. From 1980 until today he was designer and partner in Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens in Delft, working on a wide variety of design projects, including corporate identities, typography, type design, programming and simulations of the design process. To specialize himself he studied for several years at the TU-Delft department Industrial Design. From 1984 until 1989 he taught at the Academy for Visual Arts in Arnhem. From 1988 until 2010 he is a teacher at the Graphic and Typographic Design Department, where he is still teaching the Master Type & Media of the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague. Since 2010 he lectures at the Master Graphic Design AKV St. Joost in Breda. As partner in webtype.com his focus is currently on designing type and the development of tools for type design.
Shayna T. Blum received her Master of Fine Art in Design and Technology at the San Francisco Art Institute, 2009; Post Baccalaureate in Text and Image Art at the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, 2005; and Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, 2001. She is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Xavier University of Louisiana and Principal of Shayna T. Blum Visual Communication Laboratory.
Shayna has held academic positions within the visual communication field at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ; Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, NY; Union County College, Cranford, NJ; and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. In 2012-2014 Ms. Blum was awarded the position of Lecturer of Visual Communication at Dar Al Hekma University in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Shayna is the recipient of the Mellon Grant, Xavier University of Louisiana, 2015; Paul and Eleanor Harper Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2007; Town of Breckenridge Artist in Residence Fellowship, 2006; Vision and Voices Artist in Residence Fellowship, International Festival of Art and Ideas, 2003. Her research examines the use of visual communication in contemporary global society.
Σπούδασε Ιστορία, Αρχαιολογία και Ιστορία της Τέχνης στη Φιλοσοφική Σχολή του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης, όπου έκανε μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές και εκπόνησε διδακτορική διατριβή με θέμα "Οι καλλιτεχνικές εκθέσεις και το κοινό τους στην Αθήνα του 19ου αιώνα" (Θεσσαλονίκη 2000). Συντάκτης και ειδικός επιστημονικός συνεργάτης από το 1993 στο Λεξικό Ελλήνων Καλλιτεχνών. Ζωγράφοι-Γλύπτες-Χαράκτες. 16ος-20ός αιώνας (Εκδόσεις Μέλισσα, Αθήνα 1997-2000). Από το 2000 εργάζεται ως επιμελητής-ιστορικός της τέχνης στο Κρατικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης – Συλλογή Κωστάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη. Κείμενά του έχουν δημοσιευθεί σε βιβλία και επιστημονικούς καταλόγους εκθέσεων, ενώ άρθρα του σε περιοδικά τέχνης και στον ημερήσιο Τύπο. Έχει συγγράψει τα βιβλία: Γιάννης Μόραλης (Αθήνα 2005), Χρίστος Καράς (Αθήνα 2006), Όπυ Ζούνη (Αθήνα 2006), Γιαννούλης Χαλεπάς (Αθήνα 2009), Γιάννης Τσαρούχης (Αθήνα 2009), Α. Τάσσος (Αθήνα 2009), Βάσω Κατράκη (Αθήνα 2009), Χρήστος Μποκόρος (Αθήνα 2009). Μαζί με τον ιστορικό της τέχνης Δημήτρη Παυλόπουλο, έχει συγγράψει δύο βιβλία για την ιστορία της ελληνικής χαρακτικής του 19ου αιώνα. Έχει επιμεληθεί εκθέσεις ελληνικής τέχνης και έχει συνεργαστεί στην οργάνωση και την παραγωγή διεθνών εκθέσεων. Δίδαξε (2010-13) ιστορία της τέχνης στο Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, στο Τμήμα Εικαστικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Τεχνών, Φλώρινα.
Yianna Christophorou was born in Nicosia in 1980. She studied Visual Communication at Middlesex University and holds an MA in Typographic Studies from the University of the Arts London (London College of Communication). She has participated in both solo and group shows in Cyprus and abroad, including the 6th United Designs International Design Biennial that took place in 2013 at Missouri, United States. Yianna has been teaching Graphic Design at the Department of Arts of European University Cyprus since 2005, whereas she also practices graphic design as a freelancer.
Stergios Delialis is a designer, founder of the Thessaloniki Design Museum.
John Paul Dowling is heavily involved in typography, both in his own practice and in education. His work in typographic research, education and as a practitioner has been recognised in various capacities by ISTD, SOTA and TypeCon: Surge, New Orleans 2011, Capitolized, Washington DC 2014 and Face Forward, Dublin, Ireland 2015.
He has lectured internationally and is currently a member of the Dept. of Visual Communication at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Previously he worked for 8 years as a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is also the Education Director and a Board Member of the International Society of Typographic Designers.
Mary Dyson has been an academic in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK for a long time. She studied experimental psychology leading to a PhD in perception, and then went on to teach theoretical and empirical approaches to typography and graphic communication. She supervised many research students over the years on quite diverse topics. Her most recent research interests were driven by a desire to bridge the gap between scientists and designers and find commonalities and she has collaborated on interdisciplinary research.
Anna Efstathiou received a Diploma in Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, a MA in Industrial Design from Birmingham Polytechnic, and a PhD from the Edinburgh College of Arts, Heriot Watt University, UK, with the support of the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. The PhD dealt with the semiology of Interior spaces, specifically those of offices and banks. She has also an MBA degree from the University of Macedonia, Greece. She served in academic positions as a senior lecturer in the AAS College (1992-2004) and as the Course Leader of the BA and MA in Interior Design of the AAS–UCLAN partnership in Thessaloniki (2005-2012). Since 2012 she is the Coordinator of the Interior Design Programme, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. As a professional she collaborated with the Technical Department of ATE Bank of Greece and since 1992 as a freelancer with the “Archigraph” architectural practice team. She is a member of the following professional bodies: TEE in Greece and ETEK in Cyprus, the Greek Colleges Teaching Staff (Ministry of Education) and the Hellenic Energy Inspectorate (Ministry of Environment and Climatic Change).
Ori Elisar is a 33 year old designer based in Jerusalem, Israel. He is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (BDes degree in Visual Communication).
Marina is a lecturer at the Visual Communication Design Department, Izmir University of Economics since 2010. Her teaching involves the practice, history and theory of visual communication design at an undergraduate and graduate level. She holds a PhD and an MA in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. With her design practice, Marina contributes to the development of accessibility programs for visually impaired people. She worked as a tactile graphics production assistant at the National Centre for Tactile Diagrams, UK (2001), and since then she participated to the implementation of accessibility programs for the visually impaired at museums in the UK, USA, and Greece.
Demetra Englezou holds a Master’s degree in Computer Animation from the National Center of Computer Animation at Bournemouth University 2001 and a BA in Graphic Design from the University of the West of England Bristol in 2000. She has worked in Satellite Companies since 2004. She has created a large number of animated films and Motion Graphics and participated in International film festivals and Art projects. She is an instructor at the European University Cyprus. She is the founder and chairperson of the International Motion Festival (IMF), launched in 2012.
Vasiliki Filippidou, MA.
CND+, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Chrysoula Gatsou is an Assistant Professor at Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Graphic Design/ Graphic Arts Technology, where she works since 1987. She holds a BSc in Graphic Arts Technology, an MSc degree in Interactive Multimedia (University of Westminster, UK) and a PhD in Human Computer Interaction. Her current research focuses on interface design issues, digital prepress and new printing technologies systems. She has more than 25 years of experience in education, training, project and research within the Greek and European Graphic Arts and Media sector.
Η Ελισάβετ Γεωργιάδου, εκπαιδευτικός, είναι πτυχιούχος του τμήματος Τεχνολογίας Γραφικών Τεχνών του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας, και κάτοχος των ακαδημαϊκών τίτλων Master of Arts in Communication & Image Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, 1995 και PhD οn Educational Hypermedia, De Montfort University, UK,1998 (με υποτροφία του Ιδρύματος Κρατικών Υποτροφιών). Διδάσκει στη δευτεροβάθμια και στην τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευσης (Ελληνικό Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο) γραφικές τέχνες, επικοινωνία και πολυμέσα στα οποία αντικείμενα διαθέτει εκτεταμένο δημοσιευμένο ερευνητικό έργο.
Graphic designer, illustrator and type designer. Vassilis is an independent graphic designer. Since 1997 he has worked in multiple creative studios, advertising agencies and in publishing houses. Since 2009 he has focused in editorial design. He has designed printed and digital publications. He also collaborates with fonts.gr since 2012 as a font designer. He lives and works in Athens, Greece.
Joey Hannaford is an award-winning printmaker, graphic designer and lettering artist. She graduated from the University of Georgia with an MFA in Printmaking specializing in letterpress printing, book arts and papermaking. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of West Georgia and has taught and conducted workshops in calligraphy, hand lettering and letterpress printing both nationally and internationally. Some of the collections that hold her work are HRH The Prince of Wales Architectural Trust, the Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter Presidential Libraries, and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in Athens, Georgia.
Γεννήθηκε το 1967 στην Αθήνα, σπούδασε γραφιστική στο ΤΕΙ Αθήνας και στη συνέχεια απέκτησε Master of Arts (Graphic Fine Arts) από το University of Kent στην Αγγλία. Ίδρυσε την Cannibal μαζί με το Γιάννη Κουρούδη το 1995, έχοντας ως στόχο τον εμπλουτισμό και την ανανέωση της ελληνικής τυπογραφίας. Όταν δεν σχεδιάζει γραμματοσειρές, επιμελείται γραφιστικές και πολυμεσικές εφαρμογές ή παρέχει συμβουλευτικές υπηρεσίες για μεγάλους πελάτες στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό, όπως Μουσεία και Οργανισμούς. Από το 2010 συμμετέχει ως Εργαστηριακός Συνεργάτης στη σχολή Γραφιστικής του Τ.Ε.Ι. Αθήνας στα μαθήματα της Τυπογραφίας. Έχει πολλές δημοσιεύσεις σε κλαδικά περιοδικά, σεμινάρια, εκθέσεις και ομιλίες σε επιστημονικά συνέδρια.
Aaron Harvey is a PhD student with the University of South Australia, specialising in visual communication. His research interests focus on the application of human-centred approaches in graphic design practice; investigating the synthesis found between participatory and user-centred design research methods with the theoretical framework of reader-response.
Διευθυντής σχεδιασμού της Paragraph Design/Aθήνα. Διδάσκει "Γραφιστική" και "Διαχείριση και Δεοντολογία Σχεδιασμού" στα ΤΕΙ Αθήνας, από όπου ξεκίνησε τις σπουδές του. Κάτοχος ΒΑ (Hons) του Harrow College στο γραφιστικό πληροφοριακό σχεδιασμό και ΜΑ του Central St. Martins στο γραφιστικό τυπογραφικό σχεδιασμό. Έχει συνεργαστεί με διαφημιστικές εταιρείες στην Αθήνα, από τη θέση του διευθυντή σχεδιασμού. Συμμετείχε στην οργάνωση και διεύθυνση του σχεδιασμού της εικόνας και της ταυτότητας των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων της Αθήνας. Με την Paragraph Design σχεδίασε τις μασκότ των Ολυμπιακών και Παραολυμπιακών Αγώνων, όπως και τη γραμματοσειρά τους. Έχει σχεδιάσει εταιρικά και εμπορικά γραφιστικά προϊόντα για ελληνικές και πολυεθνικές εταιρείες και εταιρείες του Δημοσίου, όπως σήματα τραπεζών, συσκευασίες, σηματοδότηση, γραμματοσειρές, τμήμα των περιπτέρων της ΕΧPO 2000 και 2005 κτλ. Συγγραφέας του βιβλίου Ολυμπιακά Εικονογράμματα, Σχεδιασμός και Σημειολογία, Εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου.
Katherine Hepworth is an Assistant Professor of Visual Journalism at the University of Nevada Reno. As part of her PhD research at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, she developed Discursive Method as a way to use visual communication artifacts as primary source material.
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel is associate curator at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology, a renowned library on typographic history. She is an art historian and editor who contributes numerous publications about Cary Collection holdings, including those about graphic design, calligraphy, wood type, and typefounding. As manager of the Cary technology holdings, she is responsible for teaching and maintaining some 18 different presses and several hundred fonts of metal and wood type. She has lectured for the American Printing History Association, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, TypeCon,The Typophiles, and the US Government Publishing Office.
David Hunter is a multi-disciplinary designer, programmer, and educator from London. David originally studied Graphic Design where he gained an interest in programming for interaction design, data visualization, and generative design. These cross discipline skills have been put to use for commercial clients, exhibitions, and as a Senior Lecturer at Ravensbourne, encouraging Graphic Design students to engage with technology and programming.
Stelios Irakleous holds a BA in Turkish Studies (University of Cyprus) and a ResMA from Leiden University. Currently he is s Ph.D. candidate (Leiden University) and works as Special Scientific Staff at the University of Cyprus. He also worked as Research assistant in the research program “Electronic Corpus of Karamanlidika Texts” funded by the University of Cyprus. His main interests include Karamannlidika, Ottoman language, Aljamiado literature (Greek) and language contact.
Γεννήθηκε το 1967 στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Ξεκίνησε τις σπουδές του στο Τμήμα Γραφιστικής της ΣΓΤΚΣ του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας το 1984. Το διάστημα έως το 1991, οπότε και αποφοίτησε από την κατεύθυνση αφίσα-βιβλίο με καθηγητή τον Τ. Κατσουλίδη, εργάστηκε με ζωγράφους στον τομέα της γιγαντοαφίσσας κινηματογράφου και βυζαντινής τοιχογραφίας εκκλησιών στην Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο, παράλληλα παρακολούθησε τα σεμινάρια του Φωτογραφικού Κύκλου του Πλ. Ριβέλλη. Την περίοδο 1991-92, ως πτυχιούχος υπότροφος του ΙΚΥ, συνέχισε μεταπτυχιακό κύκλο σπουδών στο Παρίσι, στην Ecole Estienne πάνω στην ψηφιακή τυπογραφία-σελιδοποίηση και τον σχεδιασμό γραμμάτων. Έχει πραγματοποιήσει εισηγήσεις και παρουσιάσεις σε συνέδρια και σχολές κι έχει διδάξει για ένα χρόνο σε ιδιωτική σχολή Γραφιστικής. Παράλληλα ασχολείται με τη συλλογή τυπογραφικών πηγών (όπως γραφομηχανές, στένσιλς κ.ά.), τη φωτογραφία και κάπως λιγότερο με διάφορες χειρονακτικές τεχνικές εκτύπωσης. Σχεδιάζει κυρίως βιβλία, περιοδικά, εφημερίδες, καταλόγους καλλιτεχνών, ημερολόγια και γραμματοσειρές. Εχει συνεργαστεί κατα καιρούς με το Ιδρυμα ΔEΣTE, την YES! hotels και για ένα μικρό διάστημα με το Κ2design και τον οργανισμό Αθήνα 2004. Συμμετέχει στην Ελληνική Ψηφιακή Τυποθήκη και στην Ενωση Γραφιστών Ελλάδας και είναι μέλος του Εικαστικού Επιμελητηρίου. Υπεύθυνος των ενθέτων, ειδικών εκδόσεων και προσφορών του Βήματος και του Δημοσιογραφικού Οργανισμού Λαμπράκη την τελευταία 5ετία, σύμβουλος σχεδιασμού της έντυπης έκδοσης του freepress Lifo, creative director στο South as a State of Mind Journal for Contemporary Arts and Culture και συνιδρυτής του νεοσύστατου φωτογραφικού πρακτορείου-φωτοθήκης fosphotos.com.
Ο Ευάγγελος Κασσαβέτης γεννήθηκε στην Tρίπολη, όπου ζει και εργάζεται στο δημιουργικό γραφείο που ίδρυσε το 1991. Φοίτησε στο Tμήμα Hλεκτρολόγων Mηχανικών της Πολυτεχνικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών και είναι πτυχιούχος του Τμήματος Ευρωπαϊκού Πολιτισμού της Σχολής Ανθρωπιστικών Σπουδών του Ελληνικού Ανοιχτού Πανεπιστημίου. Ειδικεύεται στην τυπογραφική και καλλιτεχνική επιμέλεια εκδόσεων, την οινική συσκευασία, την οπτική ταυτότητα και την επικοινωνία του πολιτισμού. Έργα του έχουν διακριθεί σε ελληνικούς και ευρωπαϊκούς διαγωνισμούς. Αρθρογραφεί συχνά για θέματα πολιτισμού και έχει δώσει διαλέξεις σε συνέδρια και ημερίδες για την τυπογραφία και την οπτική επικοινωνία.
Richard Kegler is the founder of P22 Type Foundry and is currently the Director the Wells College Book Arts Center in Aurora, NY. As founder of the Western New York Book Arts Center, Mr. Kegler combined an interest in traditional crafts along with an entrepreneurial background to help create a self-sustaining community organization. His latest project P22 Analog focuses on pre-digital printing and typography.
Viktor Koen is an award-winning artist, designer and educator born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem and an MFA with honors from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Koen is a regular contributor to leading publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Nature magazine, serves on the graduate faculty of the School of Visual Arts and frequently lectures throughout the world. His prints are widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia and are part of private and institutional collections. One-man shows include: Benaki Museum/Athens; United Photo Industries/NYC; Type Directors Club/NYC; The Coningsby Gallery/London; Strychnin Gallery/Berlin; Fraser Gallery/Washington, DC; Slovak National Museum/Bratislava; LeVall Gallery/Novosibirsk; Merry Karnowsky Gallery/Los Angeles and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art/Thessaloniki. Koenʼs work is regularly featured in books and publications worldwide, and his distinctions include the Communication Arts Award of Excellence, Graphis Gold Awards, a First Prize Digital Hall of Fame, and Folio Gold Awards.
Veroniki Korakidou is a teaching associate at the TEI of Athens, Department of Graphic Design, Faculty of Graphic Arts & Design. She has studied Media and Communication in Athens, Greece and holds an MPhil in Cultural Studies and Human Communication from the University of Athens, as well as an MBA in audio-visual production & cultural multimedia management. Her PhD research focuses on the evolution of abstract animation language from film to interactive installation art.
Brian Kwok is currently Assistant Professor in Communication Design at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is Lab Leader of the School's Information Design Lab. Brian’s research interests lie mainly in information design, user-centered design and visual culture. Recent projects include redesigning medicine labels for the elderly, typography and visual culture in neon signs, as well as wayfinding and spatial representation for the local community. Brian holds his MA in Design from PolyU. He also gained his MA in Visual Culture Studies and MPhil in Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Efi Kyprianidou holds a PhD in Philosophy and has a special interest in Aesthetics. She further specializes in Cultural Policy and Management and she has curated a number of individual and group art exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece, Germany and the UK. She is the academic advisor of the Cyprus Virtual Art Museum and a co-founder of the non-profit arts collective Compassion. She is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the Open University of Cyprus.
Fotini Larkou holds a PhD in Art Education. Her principal research interests lie in the field of Art Education, Educational Research, Cultural Understanding and Curriculum Development. She is currently working as an Assistant Headmistress in a primary school, Art Advisor in Primary Education and Advisor for the National Art Curriculum in Pedagogical Institute. She is also part time Lecturer in the University of Nicosia, teaching for the Master in Educational Sciences. She is a founding member of the Hambis Printmaking Museum and a member of the board of Hambis Printmaking School and Museum, a non-profit NGO with extensive national and international collaborations in the areas of printmaking and education.
Ο Δημήτρης Λεγάκης είναι σχεδιαστής οπτικής επικοινωνίας και εκπαιδευτής σε ΙΕΚ (2005–2013). Έλαβε µέρος σε οµαδικές εκθέσεις και έχει αρθρογραφήσει στα περιοδικά Υφέν και Gr Design. Το 2015 δημοσίευσε τη βιβλιογραφία της τυπογραφίας, της γραφιστικής, των γραφικών τεχνών και της διαφήμισης www.archivesofdesign.gr.
Εισηγήσεις: Η ιστορική μνήμη ενάντια στη λήθη: το Αρχείο Οπτικής Επικοινωνίας Ελλάδας (5th ICTVC, 2013), Για την ιστορία της κοινωνικής και πολιτικής αφίσας στην Ελλάδα, Τυπογραφική επιμέλεια εκδόσεων (ΕΓΕ–Graphica, 2013). Από το 2007 είναι µέλος της Ένωσης Γραφιστών Ελλάδας. Είναι ιδρυτικό µέλος της µη κερδοσκοπικής εταιρείας Αρχείο Οπτικής Επικοινωνίας Ελλάδας.
Helena Lekka is a doctoral researcher, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading. The subject of her research is Linotype’s development of new Greek typefaces specifically for photocomposition between 1970 and 1980. She is also an independent graphic designer with experience across a wide range of print and corporate identity projects. She holds a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Camberwell Schools of Arts, an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Arts, and an MA (Res) in Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading.
Gerry Leonidas is a Senior Lecturer in Typography at the University of Reading, UK. He teaches, supervises, and lectures on typography, typeface design, and typographic education. He writes on typeface design, and is often asked to evaluate bodies of work. The rest of his time is taken with enterprise and knowledge transfer projects. Gerry’s research interests cover the practice of typeface design as a response to wider contexts, and a range of issues surrounding Greek typeface design.
Nik is a freelance designer involved in all kind of projects, from typography to video art. His passion about communication has led him to undertake major promotional projects online and offline advising brands in Greece and abroad how to make the most out of the new technologies. He is highly interested in ideas such as interactivity and participatory design, ideas that he finds highly inspiring and motivating. Nik has won a Design Week award in 2008 for the design of the “Finger Print” publication but also another three Greek Graphic Design and Illustration awards the last few years.
Kun-Fan Lin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Commercial Design at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. He has a PhD in Design at Nihon University in Japan. He writes several books about ancient Chinese fonts, and basic theory of colour. His research focuses on ancient Chinese characters, chromatology and cultural and creative design. His several visual design and packaging design works have been awarded by Red Dot and iF in 2014.
Ο Παναγιώτης Λουτράρης γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα και ασχολείται επαγγελματικά με την οπτική επικοινωνία από το 1994. Μέλος της Ένωσης Γραφιστών Ελλάδας από το 2004, εξελέγη αναπληρωματικό μέλος στο ΔΣ της Ένωσης για τη διετία 2009-2010 και μέλος της Ελεγκτικής Επιτροπής της Ένωσης για τη διετία 2011-2012. Το 2010 εκδόθηκε το βιβλίο του "Με χαρτί & μολύβι" που παρουσίαζε αναλυτικά μια προτεινόμενη μεθοδολογία για την κοστολόγηση εργασιών οπτικής επικοινωνίας βασισμένη στην ήδη υπάρχουσα διεθνή πρακτική, ενώ έχει δώσει διαλέξεις τόσο για θέματα κοστολόγησης εργασιών οπτικής επικοινωνίας, όσο και τεχνολογικών εξελίξεων που αφορούν το design. Άρθρα του έχουν δημοσιευτεί κατά καιρούς σε κλαδικά μέσα.
Sasha Simeonova Lozanova is an art critic, historian and an ethnologist. She has a degree in the History of Art from the Department of History, the Lomonosov Moscow State University. From 1975 to 1988 she has worked at the Institute of Art Studies, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where she defended her PhD (1982). From 1989 to 2004 she joined the Institute of Folklore at the same Academy. Since 1997 she holds a teaching position at the Interior and Furniture Design Department, the University of Forestry, Sofia, where she teaches Art and Design History. In 2015 she was awarded a ScD Diploma from the New Bulgarian University for her book “Art in Design”. Dr Lozanova is the author of more than 110 research articles and 4 books as well as the co-author of 2 books.
Christos Mais is a PhD candidate at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. Project title: Visuals in dissident and underground press during the Long Sixties in Greece.
Ο Μερκούριος Μαργαριτόπουλος είναι πτυχιούχος του Τμήματος Μηχανικών της Σχολής Ικάρων (Σχολή Μηχανικών Αεροπορίας–ΣΜΑ) και του Τμήματος Εφαρμοσμένης Πληροφορικής του Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονίας, ενώ έχει ανακηρυχθεί διδάκτορας στο ίδιο Τμήμα. Έχει διδάξει στη δευτεροβάθμια εκπαίδευση μαθήματα Πληροφορικής και στην τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση «Πληροφοριακά Συστήματα» στο Τμήμα Λογιστικής του ΤΕΙ Σερρών και «Τεχνολογίες Ανάπτυξης Συστημάτων» στο Τμήμα Διοίκησης Τεχνολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονίας. Υπηρετεί στο Εθνικό Κέντρο Δημόσιας Διοίκησης και Αυτοδιοίκησης ως Προϊστάμενος του Περιφερειακού Ινστιτούτου Επιμόρφωσης Θεσσαλονίκης και είναι φοιτητής στο Μεταπτυχιακό Πρόγραμμα Σπουδών «Γραφικές Τέχνες–Πολυμέσα» του Ελληνικού Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου.
Tatiana Marza was born and raised in the Republic of Moldova. At the age of 18 she moved to Greece to study Economics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (BA in 2006). Later, she earned her BA (Honours) Degree in Graphic Design from Middlesex University, UK, at AKTO, Thessaloniki (2014). Her BA thesis focused on the exploration of Greek letterforms and typography. Her online quest for answers led to the involvement of the most well known type designers, giving new insights into the field. Given that she is fluent in Greek, Romanian, Russian and English, she occasionally offers typographic consultancy to type designers regarding fonts in these languages.
Klimis Mastoridis is editor of "Hyphen, a typographic forum" and author of the books "Θέματα αναπαραγωγής και εκτύπωσης" (Reproduction and printing issues; 1988, 1993, 1997, new ed. 2010) and "Casting the Greek Newspaper: a study of the morphology of the ‘ephemeris’ from its origins until the introduction of mechanical setting" (1999). He is a cofounder and past chairman of Altervision SA, Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) and of the Institute of Paper, Printing and Publishing (IP3), director of the Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication (ISTVC) as well as the initiator of the idea and the driving force behind the International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC / June 2002, 2004 & 2007 in Thessaloniki, Greece, and June 2010 and 2013 in Nicosia, Cyprus). Klimis, who holds a PhD in Typography and Graphic Communication from the University of Reading, is currently Professor of Typography & Graphic Communication at the "University of Nicosia", where he served as the Head of the "Department of Design & Multimedia" for six years (April 2008–2014).
Georgios D. Matthiopoulos teaches Graphic Design at the School of Fine Arts and Design of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and his research work is in the fields of type design, typography and Graphic Arts history. He is a founding member and type designer for the non-profit organization Greek Font Society. He has authored the work Anthology of Greek Typography (University of Crete Press, 2009), the textbooks Lettering and Flexography (Greek Open University Press, 2002) and he has translated into Greek the works of: Robert Bringhurst, Elements of Typographic Style (University of Crete Press, 2001), Victor Scholderer, Greek Printing Types, 1465-1927(Typophilia, 1995), Tim Wu, The Master Switch. The Rise and Fall of Information Empires (Gialos, 2012) and John Berger, A Painter of our Times (University of Crete Press, 2002). He has also designed many editions and art catalogues, museum exhibitions and conferences.
Alessia Mazzarella is a typeface and graphic designer from Italy currently living in the United Kingdom. She graduated with distinction from the MA in Typeface Design, the University of Reading (2013), received a BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins, London, and a BA in Graphic and Multimedia Design from Sapienza, the University of Rome. She now works independently on typeface design and graphic design projects. During the MA she developed her interest in multi-script typeface design, focusing her research on Odia and Gurmukhi scripts.
Louise McWhinnie is Associate Dean in the Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building at The University of Technology Sydney, and Head of Department for Creative Intelligence & Innovation Before Australia, she worked as a designer and then Course Director in the UK, and then Asia.
Louise lectures at under-graduate level and supervises doctoral students. Her specialist areas are Typography and Information Design. Her research encompasses visual communication educational practice and typography, with a particular focus upon the role of vernacular typography as a means of expanding typographic history and cultural understanding.
Laura Meseguer is a freelance designer based in Barcelona, Spain. Her activity is developed in the field of commercial work and personal projects. She specializes in any kind of project based on typography, from lettering to book design, consultancy and teaching. Through her own digital foundry, Type-Ø-Tones, she releases and promotes her typefaces. In 2003–2004, she enrolled the post-graduate course ‘Type]Media’ at KABK in The Hague. She is the author of the book TypoMag. Typography in Magazines, and co-author of “Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla”. At the moment she is part of the Typographic Matchmaking III, the multi-script typographic research project of the Khatt Foundation.
Η Αΐντα Μιχαηλίδου πραγματοποιεί την Πρακτική της Άσκηση (εταιρεία Druckfarben), ως φοιτήτρια του Τεχνολογικού Εκπαιδευτικού Ιδρύματος (ΤΕΙ) Αθήνας, Σχολή Καλλιτεχνικών Σπουδών, Τμήμα Γραφιστικής / Κατεύθυνση Τεχνολογίας Γραφικών Τεχνών.
Julián is a designer based in Bogota, Colombia. He coursed typeface design studies at the University of Reading in England (2010-2011), and at the ANRT in France (2013-2014). Since 2011 he works independently as a typeface designer. Nowadays he spends most of his time studying and learning through his work as a lecturer in typography at undergraduate level.
Ο Τριαντάφυλλος Μουλλάς, αποφοίτησε το 1998 από το πανεπιστήμιο του Sheffield με πτυχίο Ηλεκτρονικού Μηχανικού (κύκλου τηλεπικοινωνιών). Το 1999 απέκτησε Μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο από το πανεπιστήμιο του Bradford στο Radio Frequency Communications Engineering και το 2014 απέκτησε το μεταπτυχιακό δίπλωμα ειδίκευσης στις Γραφικές Τέχνες-Πολυμέσα από το Ελληνικό Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο με διπλωματική εργασία πάνω στα Σύγχρονα υλικά συσκευασίας, τμήματα της οποίας δημοσιεύτηκαν σε κλαδικά περιοδικά των Γραφικών Τεχνών. Από το 2001-2007 εργάστηκε στην εταιρία SIEMENS ενώ από το 2007 έως σήμερα εργάζεται στο υπουργείο Άμυνας στο ΓΕΣ, σε στρατιωτικά εργοστάσια.
Jeanne-Louise is a lecturer in Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading who explores ways of ensuring that pedagogy, practice, research and theory inform each other effectively. Her recent research investigates how changing typographic presentation can influence users’ judgments and engagement with information across digital and traditional genres. She is affiliated to the Centre for Information Design Research (CIDR) and serves on the committee of the Information Design Association (IDA). She formerly worked as a senior designer across a range of genres in South Africa and the UK.
Maria Nicholas is an award-winning creative director and designer based in New York with over 20 years of experience in advertising, branding, and art direction. She currently directs user experience design at Kaplan, a global provider of educational services, where she partners with product management and engineering teams to design compelling learning experiences and integrate design best practices into software development. Maria received her Master of Arts in Advertising Design from Syracuse University; her thesis was entitled “A History of 20th Century Greek Advertising”.
Η Πηνελόπη Νικητοπούλου, Τεχνολόγος Γραφικών Τεχνών–Εκπαιδευτικός, είναι κάτοχος του μεταπτυχιακού διπλώματος του προγράμματος Γραφικές Τέχνες–Πολυμέσα του ΕΑΠ (2015), πτυχιούχος του τμήματος Τεχνολογίας Γραφικών Τεχνών του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (2003) και του ΕΠΠΑΙΚ της ΑΣΠΑΙΤΕ (2010). Έχει εργασθεί πέντε (5) χρόνια στον παραγωγικό τομέα και επτά (7) ως εκπαιδευτικός της Τεχνικής Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης, ενώ συνεχίζει ως εκπαιδευτικός στις δομές της Δια Βίου Μάθησης. Έχει παρακολουθήσει συνέδρια, εκθέσεις και ημερίδες του κλάδου των γραφικών τεχνών, καθώς και σεμινάρια εκπαιδευτικού περιεχομένου.
Phd, Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου (Εφαρμογή μοντέλου για αξιολόγηση εκτυπώσεων στις εκδοτικές διαδικασίες στην Ελλάδα), Μaster στην Tεχνολογία Γραφικών Τεχνών, Middlesex University, UK, ΒΑ Τεχνολογία Γραφικών Τεχνών. Έχει γράψει μελέτες για εργοστάσια Γραφικών Τεχνών και υπήρξε ερευνητής σε διάφορα projects.
Έρευνα στα πεδία RFID–TTI–TTB. Εισηγητής σε σεμινάρια ποιοτικού ελέγχου για εκτυπώσεις σε εργοστάσια γραφικών τεχνών. Περισσότερες από 40 εργασίες σε επιστημονικά συνέδρια με δημοσιεύσεις στον ελληνικό, ημερήσιο και περιοδικό τύπο.
Οδηγός βιομηχανικής εκτύπωσης, εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου, 2006.
Φλεξογραφία, Σχ. Γραφικών Τεχνών, ΤΕΙ Αθήνας, 2009.
Νέες τεχνολογίες εκτύπωσης. Τυπωμένα Ηλεκτρονικά RFID, 2008.
Petra Černe Oven is a designer, researcher and author of texts on typography, information design and theory and history of design. As a freelance designer she has received prestigious awards at home and abroad, and was awarded PhD at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK). She is the author of numerous articles, exhibitions, she initiated conferences, workshops and lectures and worked for the Brumen Foundation. Together with dr. Barbara Predan they established book series Zbirka 42. She is the Slovenian representative of the Association Typographique Internationale (AtypI), co-founder of the Institute of Design and a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.
Having graduated from METU Industrial Design Department, Özlem Özkal has received her MFA and PhD degrees in Bilkent University, Department of Graphic Design. She taught graduate and undergraduate classes in typography, graphic design, design foundation and visual studies in METU, SMFA-Boston, Tufts and Bilkent Universities. She co-founded Tasarımhane Design Co. and worked as a creative director in between 1995-2003. Her fields of research are typographic design and history – in particular, the Ottoman print culture; visual communication, and design education. She is currently teaching at Özyeğin University, Dept of Communication Design in Istanbul.
George Palamas holds a Phd degree in artificial intelligence and bio-inspired robotics, from South Wales University. In 2010 he founded, with Panayiotis Palantas, the creative technology agency Artefact. Since then he has been working as a creative technologist, new media engineer and artist. He has collaborated with people from the entire spectrum of artistic and creative expression, building interactive environments and experiences. He worked for the institutes of Computer Science and Computational Mathematics, Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH) and from 2004 until 2010 he lectured in the department of Applied Informatics & Multimedia, TEI of Crete, in robotics, microcontroller/arduino based systems and computer graphics.
Yiannis Papadopoulos is a visual artist living between Athens and Antwerp. He has studied Mathematics (BA) and Visual Arts (MFA) in Greece and in The Netherlands. His work, formally diverse, drawing on the traditions of conceptual art, relative thinking andthe sciences, is notable by its aesthetic economy and poetic ambition. Latest shows: Deste Prize 2015 (Cycladic Art Museum, 2015), The Ister (Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, 2015), Antique Fever (Greek Archaeologists Association, 2014),Borger (Antwerp, 2014), Print (Frans Masereel Centrum+MORE publishers, Kasterlee, 2015).
Magdalena Papanikolopoulou holds a Professional Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of East London. She was previously a graphic-typographic designer and is now an active artist who creates site-specific performative works, installations, live performances and videos that explore language, written words and typographic forms and allow free expression through calligraphy, speech and body movement. Her concerns revolve around the use of text and language in contemporary art, both semiologically and visually. She experiments with the relationship between body and letter by using letters as objects. She explores movement as dance and how text and words can create a visual poetic language. Dr Papanikolopoulou is the creator of the ‘Dance Typography’ workshop presented in Cyprus, the USA, and Greece. Its goal is to combine dance, movement and typography to help stimulate the minds and bodies of developing graphic design students, as well as anyone who wants to further explore the origins of their creativity. She is a full-time lecturer of graphic design at the Technological Institute of Athens. She is a graduate of the London College of Printing and the Vakalo School of Art and Design. Magdalena lives on the island of Aegina in Greece and has exhibited widely in museums, art and performance festivals and galleries, including Gallery Genesis in Athens, the AVA Gallery in London, O3ONE Art Space in Belgrade, and ArToll in Germany.
Natassa is an independent graphic designer. Her design practice focuses on using the city as a source or as a medium in order to create new narratives and experiences. Her work ranges from print to spatial design and seeks editorial conversation. With a conceptual approach, she opts for witty, content-focused and research-driven design, across a mixed clientéle and (by happy chance) through interdisciplinary collaborations. Along with her design practice, she writes for design blogs and magazines and is involved in education and ongoing urban research projects, somewhere between Athens and Rotterdam. In 2013 her MDes graduation project City as a Vagabond guide won a Silver European Design Award, in 2014 and 2015 she was nominated as a greek young designer with three of her works and in 2015 she won an EBGE award on book design. She lives and works in Athens, Greece.
Paschalis Paschalis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Design and Multimedia, University of Nicosia. His research interests include user interface design, project management, animation and visual communication. He has presented his research at international conferences, worked on funded research projects, served in academic, reviewing and educational accreditation committees and has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of design. He has been teaching in tertiary education since 1998 and he is the founder of the BA program in Applied Multimedia at the University of Nicosia. He currently holds the position of head of the Department of Design and Multimedia.
Design practioner and partner in Perks Willis Design, researcher, writer and educator with specialisms in information design, museum design and typography. Teaching since the mid 1980s at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in graphic design and information design. PhD in the legacy of the principles of Isotype, University of Reading 2013.Currently MA Subject Leader Graphic Design at University for the Creative Arts, Epsom.
Thomas Phinney is President of FontLab and also a font consultant and type designer. He has long been involved in the design, technical, forensic, business, standards and history of type. He teaches type design with the Crafting Type collective and is a board member of ATypI, the international typography association, since 2004. He has served as product manager for fonts and typography at Adobe (11 years) and Extensis (5 years). His typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original. Phinney has an MS in Printing, specializing in typography, from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
A life-long Kansan, Jeff Pulaski was born and raised in Newton, Kansas in the United States. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wichita State University in 1990 and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from Kansas State University in 2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Wichita State University. He is an active letterpress printer and collector. His letterpress collection has grown to weigh in at nearly 10 tons. It includes various platen and cylinder presses, a Prouty Power Press newspaper press, an 18'' Challenge paper cutter, a Model 31 Linotype and large assortment of metal and wooden type.
Josipa Selthofer, is a senior teaching/research assistant at the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Osijek, Croatia. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, and a PhD in Information Science from the University of Zadar. Her areas of interest are primarily visual communication, history of and contemporary printing, graphic design and publishing. She is a member of the organization committee of the International Conference on Publishing Trends and Contexts and of the Libraries in the Digital Age International Conference. She acts as a graphic design editor for several scientific journals.
Michail Semoglou, MA.
CND+, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Vaibhav Singh is an independent typographer and type designer. He received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Pune and a master’s in Visual Communication from IDC, IIT Bombay. He was a recipient of the Felix scholarship in 2010 for his MA in Typeface Design, and again in 2013 for his PhD research, both at the University of Reading, UK. Having worked as a typographer and exhibition designer in Mumbai, Delhi, and Panjim, he now specialises in designing typefaces for north Indian scripts.
Niki Sioki is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, where she teaches typography, publishing, design history and research. Her research interests lie in the fields of design for reading with a focus on the typographic history of Greek alphabet books, book history concentrating on design and production, and the printing history of Greek. Niki holds a PhD in Typography and Graphic Communication from the University of Reading, UK.
Iordanis Stylidis, Assistant professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Greece, holds degrees in Architecture and in Economic Theory from the Aristotle University and the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 1980 he is constantly involved in multiple public arts practices, including solo exhibitions, performances, installations and digital diaries. Additionally, he is the author of a number of critical essays on various performance artists titled ‘’answering to’’. He has written the books ‘’The geography of water’’ (2006), ‘’Transporting memories’’ (2009), and ‘’An urban block’’ (2013). He has also athored multiple digital diaries about educational voyages, documentation and design workshops as well as personal stochastic evaluations of the urban environment and the open landscapes. His new, totally digital exhibition under the title ‘’Topiographia’’ (Topiography), is going to be uploaded on the web in late November.
Stela Tasheva graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, in 2001. She defended her PhD thesis on “Semiotics of Architectural Graphics” at the Institute of Arts Studies, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in 2012; three years later she was offered there the position of Associate Professor. She is the author of the book “Problems and tendencies of Bulgarian architectural graphics in the 20th Century” (2014). Her practical activities include participation in projects of residential and public buildings, either developed individually or as a teamwork. Dr Tasheva is a member of ICOMOS, the Bulgarian Chamber and the Bulgarian Union of Architects.
Η Σταματίνα Θεοχάρη διαθέτει Πτυχίο και Διδακτορικό Δίπλωμα στη Χημεία (ΕΚΠΑ). Ερευνητικά ενδιαφέροντα: επιφανειακή επεξεργασία επιφανειών, εκτυπωτικά υποστρώματα, εφαρμογές πιγμέντων, χρωστικών, εκτυπωτικών μελανιών και επικαλύψεων. Επιφανειακή επεξεργασία αλουμινίου (ανοδίωση, χρωματισμός – βαφή, διάβρωση και προστασία με χρήση οργανικών χρωστικών). Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Τεχνολογικού Εκπαιδευτικού Ιδρύματος (ΤΕΙ) Αθήνας, Σχολή Καλλιτεχνικών Σπουδών, Τμήμα Γραφιστικής / Κατεύθυνση Τεχνολογίας Γραφικών Τεχνών.
Evanthia Tselika [PhD] is a visual arts researcher, visual art producer and arts educator. She is assistant professor and programme coordinator of the Fine Art programme, University of Nicosia. Her practice led research is focused on the role of conflict in relation to socially engaged art practices within segregated urban contexts. She has extended research and practical experience in socially engaged and pedagogical art practices with a focus on conflict related contemporary art practices and dialogical structures within the context of divided cities. She has worked, exhibited and collaborated with various galleries and museums in London, El Salvador, Cyprus, Greece, Mexico and Brazil, such as the Municipal Arts Centre in Nicosia, the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, October Gallery in London, the Modern Art Museum of El Salvador, and the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, amongst others.
Liron Lavi Turkenich is a type designer and researcher based in Israel. She holds a BDes in Visual Communication from Shenkar college in Tel Aviv and an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading.
She designs multilingual typefaces for international companies and specialises in Hebrew and Amharic. In addition to design, she is involved in researching and writing for type design exhibitions, teaching typography and more. She also shares her knowledge and experience in lectures and workshops internationally and writes in several platforms. She loves travelling around the world, finding hidden culinary gems and searching for typographic treasures in dusty archives.
Born at Arnhem, Netherlands, 1942. Studied graphic design, typography and type design from 1963–67 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. He teaches as visiting professor at the University of Reading, UK. Department of Typography & Graphic Communication; taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy till January 2007. From 2006 till 2012 he was Professor of Typography at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Freelance designer since 1972. He has designed stamps, coins, magazines, newspapers, books, corporate identities and more, but he is best known for his type designs.
In 1984 he received the H.N.Werkman-Prize, in 1988 the Gravisie-Prize, in 1991 the Maurits Enschedé-Prize and in 2009 the Sota-Award.
In 2013 he obtained his PhD from Leiden University on the subject of Alverata, a contemporary type design with roots in the Romanesque period (±1000–1200) and in early Europe. Last year this type design won a golden European Design Award and this year the tdc-gold in Tokyo. He has written many articles and one of his books, Terwijl je leest, has been translated in Italian, English (and while you read this) in German, Spanish, French and Korean. Gerard Unger lectures frequently about type design and related subjects.
Karel van der Waarde studied graphic design in the Netherlands (BA, The Design Academy, Eindhoven) and the UK (MA, De Montfort University, Leicester; PhD, University of Reading).
In 1995, he started a design - research consultancy in Belgium specializing in the testing of pharmaceutical information design. This company develops patient information leaflets, instructions, forms, protocols, and the information architecture for websites.
Van der Waarde is a life-Fellow of the Communications Research Institute (Melbourne, Australia), a board member of International Institute for Information Design (IIID, Vienna, Austria) and editorial board member of Information Design Journal, Journal of Communication Design, She Ji, and Visible Language.
Leoni Vidali is Professor Emeritus at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA). She was born in Athens and studied printmaking and typography-book arts at ASFA, from where she graduated in 1980 with a prize for lithography and another for her overall work presented there. For the period 1983-1986 she was awarded a scholarship to study lithography at ASFA. In 1989 and 1992 she studied printmaking-multimedia at the Royal College of Art, London. In 1998-1999 she attended, as a visiting scholar, the Advanced Colour Printmaking Department, at the New York University, NY. From 1984 to 1998 she was teaching lithography at ASFA. During 1995-2015 she organized Erasmus-Socrates Programs between ASFA and other European Institutions. Since 2000 she was head of the Graphic Design-Typography and Book Arts Studio and the ASFA University Press of ASFA. She had one woman shows and participated in exhibitions, Print Biennales and Triennales in Greece, New York, Paris, London, Moscow, Cracow, Bratislava, Serbia, Hungary, Sweden, Luxembourg, Norway, Germany. She has illustrated and edited many art books and exhibition catalogues which are now to be found in museums and galleries in Greece, Milano, Paris, London and New York. In 2013 Leoni was awarded the “Honorary EBGE 2013 Award".
Irene Vlachou is a typeface designer based in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the Vakalo School of Art & Design graphic design programme (Athens) and holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK. She has collaborated with various international type foundries and has worked as a typeface designer and as a consultant on several projects with specialisation in Greek. During the last years she works as a senior type designer for the Type Together foundry.
Sue Walker is Professor of Typography at the University of Reading and Director of the AHRC-funded Design Star Doctoral Training Centre, administered at Reading, working with colleagues at Brighton, Goldsmiths, Loughborough and the Open University. Her research interests include analysis and description of graphic language, in particular the relationship between prescription and practice in everyday documents, typographic design for children and information design in public service.
Wen-Chia Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Design at Tatung University in Taiwan. She has a PhD in College of Engineering and Design at Brunel University, UK. Her research interests include cognitive style, visual design, interface design and user experience.
Artemis Yagou (PhD) is senior researcher for the ERC (Horizon 2020) project Luxury, Fashion and Social Status in Early Modern South-Eastern Europe and teaches for Macromedia University for Media and Communication, Munich. Her research interests include the uses of nationalism in design, design in relation to technology, and the history of dress; she has published and lectured widely on these topics. Her book Fragile Innovation, published by CreateSpace in English (2011) and Greek (2015), explores the modernization of Greece from a design history perspective. She is a member of the Editorial Board of The Design Journal, the International Advisory Board of ThRAD, A Design Culture Journal, and Book Review Editor of ICON, the journal of ICOHTEC.
Onur Yazıcıgil is a typographer and educator who currently lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his MFA from Purdue University in the USA. He has spoken at TypeCon, ATypI, TypoBerlin, and lectured on various topics in the field of typography. At the present, he is a faculty member at Sabancı University. He developed a humanist sanserif typeface, Duru, with partial availability on Google Web Fonts. In addition to his research in Latin typefaces, he has been most focused on the Ottoman metal typeface production of the 19th century, in particular Ottoman naskh typefaces. Since 2011 has been the co-creator and co-organizer of the ISType conferences.
Alexios Zavras, PhD, has more than 30 years experience in Free and Open Source software. He is a regular speaker on software and content licensing in international conferences. He is currently living and working in Munich and on the Internet.
Stelios Zygouris studied psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) before pursuing an MSc in psychoanalysis at University College London (UCL). His clinical experience includes neuropsychological assessment, activity groups for psychiatric in-patients and supportive psychotherapy. Currently, he collaborates with AUTH, the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Relative Disorders (GAADRD) and CND+ design research organization. He is a PhD candidate at AUTH and his research interests include: design and psychology, computerized neuropsychological assessment, preclinical cognitive screening, virtual reality applications, and games for elderly adults.