Speakers / Presentations

Arafat Al-Naim | JORDAN
Round table discussion: Graphic design education

Dr Arafat Al-Naim is a graphic artist, designer, educator, and the moving spirit behind international art and design projects. He holds a BFA, MFA, PhD in graphic arts and MST in art teaching from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.

He has lectured and has presented research papers at international conferences. Graphic works by Arafat Al-Naim can be found in Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas (USA), Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon (USA), Wrexham Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham (UK), National Gallery of Foreign Art, Sofia (Bulgaria), State Museum Gyõr (Hungary), University of Wales Collection, Aberystwyth (UK) and others. He has exhibited in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Italy, North Ireland, FYROM, Germany, Bulgaria, USA, Canada, Cyprus, South Africa, Tunisia, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, Egypt, South Korea, Syria, Jordan and elsewhere.

Arafat Al-Naim is currently Dean of the Applied Science University Faculty of Art & Design, Amman (Jordan), Member of ICOGRADA (Education Network), Curator of the International SYMPOSIODESIGN - Amman and Editorial Board Member of the International Design Journal Design Behaviors.

Elsa Alatsidou | GREECE
Round table discussion: Graphic design education

Elsa Alatsidou teaches graphic design and typography in secondary education. She holds an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, and a PgDip in Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading, UK. She worked as an art director in the advertising business, as a lecturer at the Department of Audio and Visual Arts, the Ionian University, Greece, and has taught at various private Art & Design institutions.

Jon Ashmann | USA
The metaphor formula

Professor Jon Ashmann is the coordinator of the Visual Communication at Northern Illinois University where he has received recognition for excellence in teaching. He has traveled to over eighty countries performing lectures, workshops and professional work in many of them. In 2000, he received the "Above and Beyond Award" from the American Institute of Graphic Arts Chicago Chapter for design advocacy and contributions on the board and education committee.

Arthur Asseo | PUERTO RICO
Typography restoration as a sign for understanding political discourse

Arthur Asseo is a designer. In 2009 he obtained a BFA (magna cum laude) in Image and Design, Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico and the Jorge Rechany award for artistic excellency.

Leslie Atzmon | USA
Dimensional typography: The unbearable flatness of being

Leslie Atzmon is Professor of Graphic Design and Design History at Eastern Michigan University. Atzmon received her MFA in graphic design at Eastern Michigan University and her PhD in design history at Middlesex University in London, England.

Her work includes visual projects as well as design history scholarship. Atzmon has presented and published her work in national and international venues. Her principle areas of research interest are visual rhetoric, late nineteenth-century fantasy imagery, book history, and the history of typography. Her collection, Visual Rhetoric and the Eloquence of Design, is forthcoming from Parlor Press in winter 2010.

Sofie Beier | DENMARK
Εnhanced typeface legibility; how to improve the design of individual letters

Sofie Beier is a designer, researcher and lecturer employed at The Danish Design School. She has a PhD from the Royal College of Art in London, on the subject of typeface familiarity and its relation to legibility. Her current academic research project concerns the review of existing knowledge on typeface legibility put forward by both design and scientific communities.

Her typefaces are published by Die Gestalten Verlag and FontShop.

Jeff Bellantoni | USA
Invisible Cities: Using Calvino’s text to create visual communication that resonates

Jeff Bellantoni is the chair of the Graduate Communications Design department at Pratt Institute in New York City where he is joined by Sandie Maxa and Mark Sanders, both Visiting Assistant Professors.

Jeff is co-author and designer of three internationally published titles on Typography and Media: Type in Motion; Moving Type, Designing for Time and Space; and Motion Design and has written on graphic design for How magazine and various other design publications. His design work has been recognized by Print magazine, the AIGA (50 Books/50 Covers), and Connecticut Art Director’s Club and he has previously held faculty positions at The University of Connecticut, VCU, Mercy College, and The Wanganui School of Design, New Zealand.

Petr van Blokland | HOLLAND
Designers update: the inevitable strategies for online publishing
THE DESIGN GAME | the DG session will run on Friday 18 June
[Workshop]

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. 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. Since 1988 he is a teacher at the Graphic and Typographic Design Department and the post-graduate course Type & Media of the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague. With Claudia Mens he was co-founder of the Health Agency (publisher of on-line medical information) which he/they left in 2006.


http://www.petr.com

http://www.typeradio.org/.../index.php?cat=Blokland,Petrvan

http://www.kabk.nl/

Demetrios Bogiatzis | GREECE
Readability study on digital matters for Greek users

Speaker's CV will be available soon.

Walter Bohatsch | AUSTRIA
From simplicity to complexity to simplicity

Visual designer Walter Bohatsch began his career as a graphic designer in 1973 in Montreal, Canada, where he worked for John German Inc. and Gottschalk + Ash. From 1978 to 1981, Bohatsch attended the postgraduate course for Structural Film and Graphic Design at the School of Design in Basel, Switzerland. In 1988 he took further courses at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, and at Harvard University, Cambridge MA (electronic publishing). In 1983 he set up his own office in Vienna, Austria. He taught 'Experimental and Computer-Supported Typography' from 1989 to 1992 at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. In 1998 he taught 'Integral Design' for the 'Inter Media' program at the University for Applied Sciences in Vorarlberg, Austria. Pojects by Bohatsch Visual Communication have received national and international awards and have been included in various exhibitions. Bohatsch takes part in various national and international juries, and is a member of AGI - Alliance Graphique International.


www.bohatsch.at

Amélie Bonet | FRANCE
Multi-script typeface design

Amélie spent the last years travelling, working and studying in different countries. She was graduated from the typography programme of Ecole Estienne in Paris. In 2009 she gained an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK. Her type design study focused on three script systems: Latin, Greek and Devanagari.She currently lives in Paris where she works on her own projects as an independent designer.

Jorge M. L. Brandão Pereira | PORTUGAL
Multimedia communication and the structured construction of visual messages

Jorge M. L. Brandão Pereira is an Assistant Professor at Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e Ave, Barcelos, since 2008, teaching in the Degree Course in graphic design. He is also a member of ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture. Jorge has a MA in Multimedia Arts and a BA degree in Communication Design/Graphic Arts from the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, He has studied (Erasmus) at the Muthesius Hochschule in Kiel, Germany and works currently on his PhD. He acts mainly in the areas of graphic design and production.

David Březina | CZECH REPUBLIC
Thinking in type design

David Březina is a Czech type designer and typographer, an associate with Tiro Typeworks, sporadic writer (TYPO, iLT), and lecturer. He got his first Masters degree in informatics at the Masaryk University in Brno. In 2007 he graduated from the MA in Typeface Design in Reading (UK). From 2004 to 2007 he also ran his own design studio, with projects in graphic, web and interface design.

His interest in multi-script type design and typography of multilingual and complex texts manifests in an award-winning typeface family Skolar and Surat. He has type design experience with Cyrillic, Greek, Gujarati, Devanagari, and various extensions of Latin.

Neville Brody | UK
Let's invent the future

Neville Brody is an internationally renowned designer, typographer, art director, brand strategist and consultant. Brody is also the founder of the Research Studios network and partner in each of their operations, his insight, methodology and appetite for excellence inform every aspect of their work. Today, in addition to lecturing and contributing to a variety of cultural and educational initiatives, Brody works both independently on private commissions and alongside Research Studios on commercial projects for a diverse range of clients.

http://www.researchstudios.com/neville-brody/

Dulce Castro Val | MEXICO
A place for the disdained: Popular typography in Mexico



Dulce Castro Val was born in Mexico City in 1980. She received a BA in Graphic Communication Design in 2002 from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), Mexico City, and a certificate in Innovation and Information Technologies in University Teaching in 2007, from the University of Barcelona and UAM. Her interests include Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Public Spaces and the bonds between rural field and graphic design. Her research work has been presented in the 13th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, (Cuba, November 2006), the 2nd National Symposium “Challenges in the Handling and Management of the Cities” (Cuba, January 2008), and the 6th International Conference of Design History and Design Studies (Japan, October 2008).

Dulce Castro Val currently works at the Autonumous Metropolitan University, Azcapotzalco campus, teaching Design Theory, Packaging and labeling, and Visual Culture.

Matthieu Cortat | FRANCE
Different times, different graces: decades of revivals through the 'Corpus typographique français'

Born in 1982 in Delémont, Switzerland, Matthieu now lives in Lyon, France.

After a degree in graphic communication at the Ecal (Lausanne, Switzerland) he studied at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT, Nancy, France), where he learned type design with Peter Keller, Jean Widmer and, especially, Hans-Jürg Hunziker. After he left the ANCT, Matthieu worked as a freelance type and graphic designer and also as a guide for the "Lyon Printing Museum". During the last six months he has been working on the compilation of the "Corpus Typographique Français" (about 400 entries). His typefaces are available from "Myfonts" (eg. Stuart, Stockmar, Goupil) and "Die Gestalten Verlag" (Bonesana).

Maria da Gandra | UK
Fog & conflict: A post-positivist approach to information design

Maria da Gandra, MA, is an Associate Lecturer on the MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, College of Art & Design and a founding member of the London-based Research and Design studio Mwmcreative.

Girish Dalvi | INDIA
Visual literacy of Devanāgarī typography: Issues arising due to the application of Latin typographic terms to Devanāgarī typography

Girish Dalvi graduated in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune; and completed his post graduation in New Media Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Following this he joined Yahoo! and worked on web based Indian Language projects. Presently he is a teaching assistant at the Industrial Design Centre and visiting faculty at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He teaches Typography and Cyberculture. Since 2006 he is pursuing his doctoral research at the Industrial Design Centre in the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His areas of focus in research include the history of Devanāgarī typography and Classification Theories. Currently he is working towards the development a conceptual model for the structural analysis of Devanāgarī typefaces.

Stergios Delialis | GREECE

Stergios Delialis is a designer, founder of the Thessaloniki Design Museum.

Susanna Dulkinys | USA
How do you build a chocolate brand?

Susanna Dulkinys, a founding partner of SpiekermannPartners, has over a quarter century of hands-on experience in corporate design, branding, publication design, motion graphics, packaging and product design.

Susanna began her career in Chicago, where she received her BFA in Visual Communications. She moved to San Francisco to work as creative director for Wired magazine’s book publishing division. Later, she served as Creative Director of Interactive Advertising for Goodby, Silverstein and Partners.

More recently her interdisciplinary work involves building the TCHO luxury chocolate brand in San Francisco, California. She’s completed brand development for the high-end fashion label Martha Davis Shoes, design for Gravis, Germany’s largest Apple dealer, and a product line of four 24-hour clocks based on R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion map.

Spiekermann Partners, now Edenspiekermann, has offices in Berlin, Amsterdam and San Francisco. From these three cities, over 100 colleagues work on large corporate design systems and branding for clients like Bosch, The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and DB, the German railways.

Susanna divides her time between Berlin and San Francisco.

Mary Dyson | UK
Easily influenced: how our perception of typefaces can be biased

Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK. She studied experimental psychology leading to a PhD in perception, and now teaches theoretical and empirical approaches to typography and graphic communication. She has supervised many research students over the years on quite diverse topics and continues to enjoy this activity. Her own research has covered screen legibility, conducting experiments into typographical factors which affect reading from screen. She has also been involved in various work evaluating technology from a user's perspective, including multimedia in museums, online access to collections, and web sites. More recent research interests have moved to looking at how designers perceive typefaces and how typefaces are processed in reading. This work will form the basis for a talk at the conference.

 

http://www.reading.ac.uk/typography/about/staff/m-c-dyson.aspx

Chryssoula Gatsou | GREECE
Printed matters with electronic features. How can 'hybrid' printed matters communicate with electronic devices?

Καθηγήτρια Εφαρμογών της σχολής Γραφικών και Καλλιτεχνικών Σπουδών. Τεχνολόγος Γραφικών Τεχνών, ΤΕΙ Αθήνας . Master of Science in Interactive Multimedia από το Westminster University UK.
Διδάσκει τα μαθήματα Σχεδιασμού Εφαρμογών Πολυμέσων, Ειδικών Θεμάτων Προεκτύπωσης και Επεξεργασίας Εικόνας.
Οι τρέχουσες ερευνητικές της δραστηριότητες καλύπτουν τους τομείς Συστημάτων Ψηφιακής Προεκτύπωσης ( Prepress Workflow Systems)και Επικοινωνίας Ανθρώπου Υπολογιστή (HCI) .
Έχει εκπονήσει μελέτες γραφικών τεχνών ως σύμβουλος στη βιομηχανία, έχει διεξαγάγει σεμινάρια στον τομέα της ψηφιακής ροής εργασιών καθώς και σε εξειδικευμένα προγράμματα ηλεκτρονικής σχεδίασης εντύπου, ενώ ταυτόχρονα έχει διεξάγει έργο στην ανάπτυξη διαδραστικών εφαρμογών πολυμέσων.

Elisabeth Georgiadou | GREECE
Readability study on digital matters for Greek users
Round table discussion: Graphic design education

Speaker's CV is available in Greek.

 

Η Ελισάβετ Γεωργιάδου είναι πτυχιούχος του τμήματος Τεχνολογίας Γραφικών Τεχνών του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας και κάτοχος των ακαδημαϊκών τίτλων MA in Image Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK και PhD on Educational Hypermedia, De Montfort University, UK.

Διδάσκει γραφικές τέχνες στη δευτεροβάθμια εκπαίδευση και στο μεταπτυχιακό πρόγραμμα σπουδών Γραφικές Τέχνες – Πολυμέσα του Ελληνικού Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου.

Alison Gill | AUSTRALIA
On Wearing: a critical interpretive framework on design’s already made

Dr Alison Gill lectures in visual communication design in the School of Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her PhD was titled “Wearing Clothes” and explored intersections in fashion writing, critical theory and philosophies of embodiment. Alison has written about design, visual and fashion culture for Fashion Theory and Form/Work, and her research interests in material culture have been recently explored in two articles on athletic shoes for the anthologies Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers (2006) and Design Studies: A Reader (2009).

Jessica Glaser | UK
Using typography to communicate subtleties, sensitivity and emotion

Jessica Glaser is an associate Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication at the University of Wolverhampton and partner in Bright Pink Communication Design. She has co-written 6 design books, including The Graphic Designer's Guide to Effective Visual Communication - Creating Hierarchies with Type Image and Colour published by Rotovision and Layout Making it Fit, published by Rockport. Her next book, The Graphic Design Exercise Book, is out spring 2010.

Vangelis Hatzitheodorou | GREECE
Managing the grace of language

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.

Leila Membreno Hernandez | USA
Typography "con Sabor Latino"

Leila Membreno Hernandez was born and raised in El Salvador located in Central America. She is an artist, designer, and educator. Leila has a permanent attraction to ancient folklore and culture, especially Mesoamerican culture due to her strong roots to her native country located in a rich archeological area.
Leila studied handcraft design in the school of Fine Arts Carlos Alberto Imery at the Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado in El Salvador where she obtained her bachelors in handcraft design (licenciatura en diseño artesanal). She continued with her upper level education by finishing a Masters of Fine Arts in graphic design at the University of Florida. A global artist, Leila has lived and travel abroad in countries such as: Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, England, Greece, parts of Russia, Mexico and most of Central America: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and part of Honduras. Leila Hernandez teaches frequently with the Study Abroad Program to: Oaxaca in Mexico, Florence, Rome and Milan in Italy, and Paris France.
Leila is an Associate Professor currently teaching graphic design at the University of Texas Pan-American in the United States and is always in a persistent search to find connections between ancient symbols of power and contemporary technological mechanisms of control and how these mediums are themselves mediated through spiritual beliefs and popular culture. Her research is mostly related to contemporary issues related to popular culture, which she has presented at national and international conferences.

Amic G. Ho | HONG KONG
The challenge of typography in Hong Kong | Design education in typography

Amic Ho is currently a teaching faculty in City University of Hong Kong, Community College, and responsible for teaching two design programs: Arts in Digital Visual Design and Arts in Media and Publication Design. He has graduated from the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he also received his formal design training and where he studied for a Master in Design, a BA (Hons) in Design (Visual Comm.) and a Higher Diploma in Multimedia Design (Dist.); now he doing a PhD research. His research interests include typography & information design, design education and design and emotion.

Wolfgang Homola | AUSTRIA
A new typeface for a new signage system

Wolfgang Homola is an independent type designer and graphic designer in Vienna.
He worked several years for Bohatsch Visual Communication in Vienna and for Harper Collins Publishers in London.
He holds an MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading, UK.

Andreas Ioannou | UK
And next on… An investigation into the brand identity of CyBC

Andreas is an independent brand strategist. He always aims to deliver thoughtful brands that stand the test of time and that create brand equity. He is based in London and has worked for international blue chip clients including: Ajman Bank (UAE): holistic brand strategy for the corporation and brand strategy for the bank’s credit cards which led to ‘the most creative card in the Middle East'; Brand Driver (UK): brand strategy, including a set of new brand values for the London-based research consultancy and The Keys (Portugal): naming and brand positioning for the luxurious real estate complex in Portugal.

Andreas has a First Class degree in Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading and an MBA from London Business School. He worked for the international brand consultancy Siegel & Gale and consulted at Landor and Rareform.

Bas Jacobs | Underware | HOLLAND, GERMANY, FINLAND
Lettres d'amour

Underware

Underware are German Akiem Helmling, Dutchman Bas Jacobs, and Finn Sami Kortemaki. They respectively reside in the cities of Den Haag, Amsterdam, and Helsinki. Their work is among the most popular of up-and-coming independent type foundries — happy-go-lucky, high-quality, text-friendly typefaces for both display use and comprehensive typesetting. Underware’s typefaces stand out thanks to unique aesthetics, finished quality, and a considered collective presence.

Marianna Kafaridou | CYPRUS
And next on… An investigation into the brand identity of CyBC

Marianna Kafaridou is an Associate Professor. She holds a BA in Visual Communications, a Master degree in Education, a Diploma in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Dance Studies. She has served as the coordinator of the Design Department of the University of Nicosia for seven years. She has also been a part time faculty at the Cyprus University of Technology. Her art work and research have been accepted in International Conferences and Art Festivals. Her research interests include meanings and functions of type formats, design theories and their translation within the visual language of graphic design, and the sign system of typography.

Peter Karow | GERMANY
Lettering and readability

Peter Karow was born a farmer’s in Stargard, Pomerania, on November 11, 1940. From School and after his civil service he progressed to the university of Hamburg, to study high energy physics leading to a dissertation in 1971. With Rubow and Weber he founded the company URW Software & Type GmbH.

Digital type became his life‘s work and has continued to be a most enjoyable and exciting task to the present day. Several contacts with type designers, especially Hermann Zapf, had great impact on his development of the IKARUS-program. Since 1988, both worked on the hz-progam in order to use the power of computers to improve the micro-typography of texts. Peter Karow gave international presentations on numerous conferences, wrote many articles for journals, got 14 patents for DTP related methods, and wrote several books. In 1995 he started to work on “Digital Typography” and developed programs for paragraph-fit, page-fit, and chapter-fit which typeset a chapter of a book in a manner that it starts on a right and ends on a left page without hurting typographic rules. During all this years, he viewed ads in magazines to learn about application of typefaces - their effect on, expression to, and perception by the reader, and their congeniality.


http://www.urwpp.de/english/home.html

Richard Kegler | USA
Making Faces: A documentary on cutting metal type

Richard Kegler is the founder and lead designer at P22 type foundry which marks its 16th year of operation in 2010. Before his involvement in type design, Mr. Kegler was a bookbinder, designer, postgraduate (Masters degree in Media Study), artist seeking a respectable self-sustaining life as a hand-craftsman. Mr. Kegler has recently started a non-profit Book Arts Center in Buffalo NY and has returned to an active involvement in hand setting and printing metal and wood type as a concurrent career with digital font research at P22.

Rob Keller | GERMANY
Τhere is much more to type design than simply drawing letters!

Rob Keller (b.1981) is a typeface designer from the corn/soybean fields of Illinois. He developed a strong interest in typography while studying graphic design and sculpture at the University of Illinois. This passion lead him to the University of Reading for the MA in Typeface Design program. Following that intense year, he moved to Germany to work at Linotype in the Product Marketing department. Then in 2009 Rob started the new typefoundry Mota Italic, in Berlin, where he is fortunate to work full time on custom and retail fonts.

Eric Kindel | UK
Stencil letters: what are they good for? Assessing a decade of research, teaching, and practice

Eric Kindel is a designer, writer, and Lecturer in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading. His most recent publication on the history of stencilling is 'Delight of men and gods: Christiaan Huygens's new method of printing' (Journal of the Printing Historical Society, new series, no. 14, Autumn 2009). He is also Principal Investigator for the ‘Isotype revisited’ project (www.isotyperevisited.org).

Viktor Koen | USA
Toyphabet | an exhibition

Viktor Koen was born in 1967 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 New York City. Mr. Koen serves on the faculty of Parsons School of Design and the MFA program of the School of Visual Arts. His images are regularly published in the NYTimes Book Review, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, Money and Forbes. His clients include: Atlantic Records, Delta Airlines, IBM, Penguin Putnam, Random House, Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Reader’s Digest, New York, Man’s Journal, Bloomberg Personal, Fortune, Smart Money, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

Santosh Kshirsagar | INDIA
The language of children's writing

Santosh Kshirsagar was born in 1967.

He received his BFA and MFA (by research) from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, India.

He has taught Indian (especially Devnagari) Calligraphy, Typography and visual communication design for the last 20 years at JJIAA, Mumbai.

Type Design for Microsoft (first OTF for "windows xp") in Gujrathi & Oriya scripts.

Illustrated talks on Indian Calligraphy in Germany, Belgium, London and Japan.

His work has been exhibited in Australia and the USA as well as in Japan in collaboration with Prof. Mori Kooun.

Santosh has conducted numerous workshops in India and has contributed in many publications.

He acted as academic consultant to governmental organizations and many institutions.

Now he is pursuing his PhD at IDC, the Indian Institute of Technology.

Udaya D. Kumar | INDIA
Influences of palm leaf manuscripts on Tamil script

D. Udaya Kumar is pursuing his PhD in Design at Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay, India; the title of the thesis is ‘Transformation of Tamil letterforms from palm leaf manuscripts to early letterpress printing’. He holds a Master’s degree in Design (Visual communication) from IDC, IIT Bombay and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Anna University, Chennai. Mr Kumar has also two years of professional experience as a Design head in a monthly magazine – Intelligent Computing CHIP. His main areas of interest include Visual Communication, Graphic design, Typography and Type design with a special focus on regional typography of India, especially in Tamil.

Jasso Lamberg | FINLAND
Transformer with a daily deadline

Jasso Lamberg is an independent lecturer and designer based in Finland. He has worked as a visual journalist in Finnish newspapers  since 2000. In the last years he has been designing graphics for Helsingin Sanomat, the largest subscription based paper in the Nordic region.

He teaches courses on typography and visual communication at the Lahti Institute of Design. He holds a MA degree in Theory and History of Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading.

Jeff Leak | UK
Using typography to communicate subtleties, sensitivity and emotion

Using typography to communicate subtleties, sensitivity and emotion

Jeff Leak graduated with honours from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1986 in the same year, he was also awarded the Letraset International Design prize. After working briefly in the profession, he became a founding partner of boing! a creative design consultancy. Since this time, his work has been published and exhibited internationally. Jeff Leak is currently Course Leader for Graphic Communication at the University of Wolverhampton.

Gerry Leonidas | UK
CLOSED | TYPEFACE DESIGN | 15 & 16 June | CLOSED
[Workshop]

Lecturer in the Dept. of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK and Course Director of the MA in Typeface Design. He is practicing designer of Greek and Latin typefaces and a regular consultant on typography and type design. He has published book reviews and articles on typography and is currently completing a PhD on the relationship of the design processes of Greek and Latin digital typefaces.

Abby Lopes | AUSTRALIA
On Wearing: a critical interpretive framework on design’s already made

Dr Abby Mellick Lopes lectures in design within the School of Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She received her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2005 and has a background in design and cultural theory. Her PhD thesis explored image ecologies and their material impacts. Her primary academic and industrial experience is in design for sustainability, which was nurtured in her work as a researcher and educator with the EcoDesign Foundation from 1996–2004. She has published widely on design for sustainability issues, most recently a co-authored piece on socio-technical change for Design Philosophy Papers (#3 2009).

Jamie Mahoney | USA
Letterpress, a revival

Assistant Professor Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jamie Mahoney is the first director of the Bowe House Press, a letterpress studio at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. She is editor of the publication thINK, a semiannual letterpress student publication. Her work has been recognized The New York Art Director’s Show, The One Show, The Magazine Publishers of America Kelly Awards, Communication Arts and Print. Her designs have also been showcased internationally in British Design and Art Direction annual at the Cannes Film Festival, and in Graphis. She has judged Communication Arts and Magazine Publishers of America Kelly Awards.

Klimis Mastoridis | CYPRUS
ICTVC introduction and welcome

Klimis Mastoridis, as Chairman of alterVision, typography & visual communication, founder of Typophilia Publishing and Director of the University of Macedonia Press has in the past thirty years supervised many print, editorial and information design projects, having acted as editor and publisher as well as typographic consultant to government bodies and large private firms. He has played a leading role in Greek typographic education and research, through teaching, writing, publishing an international journal, and organising major conferences. He is the only Greek among the small group of PhD holders in the field of Typography & Graphic Communication.

Klimis was responsible for the academic part of the first-ever international conference about typography held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1992 and is the initiator of the idea for the International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC).

He is the author of the books Reproduction and printing issues (1988) and Casting the Greek newspaper (1999) and editor of the journal Hyphen, a typographic forum.

Klimis currently holds the position of the Head of the Department of Design & Multimedia at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, where he teaches typography & graphic communication.



http://unic.academia.edu/klimismastoridis

http://www.altervision.gr/

George D. Matthiopoulos | GREECE
Neoclassicism in Greek typography: Firmin Didot, Giambattista Bodoni, Georg Joachim Goeschen

George D. Matthiopoulos works as type designer for the Greek Font Society and he teaches Lettering and Typography at the Department of Graphic Design in the School of Graphic Arts, Technical Education Institute of Athens.

He is also a freelance typographer specialising in book design, corporate identity, and typographic communication for museum exhibitions.

He has written the text book of the course Type History and Design for the Greek Open University (2002), and the book Anthology of Greek Typography (Crete University Press, 2009). He has also translated Victor Scholderer’s, Greek Printing Types: 1465-1927 (Typophilia, 1995) and Robert Bringhurst’s, The Elements of Typographic Style (Crete University Press, 2001).

Sandra Maxa | USA
Invisible Cities: Using Calvino’s text to create visual communication that resonates

Sandra Maxa and Mark Sanders are partners at Q Collective, an award-winning design studio in New York that works on a broad range of communication strategy, identity, publication and web site projects for large and small clients alike. Q Collective’s work has appeared in the New York Times, How magazine, Graphic Design:usa and compendiums by Harper Collins and has been recognized by AIGA, the International Design Awards and more. In addition to Pratt, Sandie and Mark have taught at Parsons the New School for Design in New York, Rutgers University in New Jersey and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Louise J.I. McWhinnie | AUSTRALIA
The US of A to Z: the punctuation of the roadside

Louise McWhinnie is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building at The University of Technology Sydney. Before lecturing in Australia, Louise worked as a graphic designer and lecturer in London, also spending several years as a course director for Central Saint Martins, establishing the graphic design course in Malaysia. Louise lectures at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels across a range of predominantly print-based forms of visual communication, her specialist areas being Typography and Information Design. Her research encompasses the areas of international design education, cultural and linguistic diversity within visual communication educational practice and typography.

http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/dab/staff/details.cfm?StaffId=2164

Claudia Mens | HOLLAND
The Generous Gesture project

Claudia Mens (1957) studied at the Architecture and Interior Department and at the department of Enviromental Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Since 1980 Claudia is a partner of Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens. Since 1991 she teaches at the Graphic and Typographic Department in The and has also taught at the University of Leiden for five years.

Before becoming a designer Claudia was a School and Career Counselor.

With Petr van Blokland she co-founded the Health Agency (publisher of on-line medical information) which she/they left in 2006.

 

http://www.petr.com

http://www.generousgesture.com

Angela Morelli | UK
A drop in the ocean

Angela Morelli gained her MA in Communication Design with distinction from Central St Martins, where she specialised in Information Design. Her MA project, ‘The Global Water Footprint of Humanity’, was awarded Honorable Mention for outstanding work at the INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge Designing Water’s Future. Her recent info-graphics representation of The Steady State Economy has been selected for Images 34 - The best of British Contemporary Illustration 2010. She has collaborated with a number of research and commercial organisations in Europe and works in London as a Graphic and Information designer. She is Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins.

Madeleine Moret | HOLLAND
Fog & conflict: A post-positivist approach to information design

Madeleine Moret, MA, MSc, is an Associate Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.

Titus Nemeth | FRANCE
Arabe maghrébin – reviving an Arabic metal typeface

Titus Nemeth specialises in typeface design with a special interest for the Arabic script and multilingual typography. He graduated in 2006 from the University of Reading. His multi-script typeface Nassim won several prizes, among them the TDC²2007. Based in Paris he works for clients such as Fontsmith UK, WinSoft and the Brill publishing house in Leiden and teaches typography at the ESAD in Amiens, France.

Spyros Nomikos | GREECE
Printed matters with electronic features. How can 'hybrid' printed matters communicate with electronic devices?
María de Mater O'Neill | PUERTO RICO
Typography restoration as a sign for understanding political discourse

María de Mater O'Neill is a designer, artist and educator with a BFA from Cooper Union, New York, She is PhD candidate in Design Practice, School of Design, Northumbria University, UK. Asseo and O'Neill are partners in Rubberband, a value driven design studio from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sarah Owens | SWITZERLAND
But, is it design? A study of lay graphic communication

Sarah Owens received her master's degree in History of Design from the Royal College of Art in London and her undergraduate degree in Communication Design from the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. She
is currently working towards her PhD in Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. Her principal research interest lies in the sociocultural and philosophical aspects of design, which are
investigated by utilising sociological and anthropological methods. Sarah is based in Switzerland and teaches Design Theory at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Annette O’Sullivan | NEW ZEALAND
Branded: The legacy of sheep bale stencilling in New Zealand

Annette O’Sullivan is Subject Director of Typography at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. She studied typography at the London College of Communication and gained a Masters in Typo/Graphic Studies. Her research interests include combining historical typographic investigation with contemporary practice. This includes museum and exhibition design, typographic design for national memorials and hand printing using historic technologies. She is a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers and their New Zealand coordinator.

Barbara Panayiotidou | GREECE
Virtual tour of Thessaloniki. Identity & experience design of Thessaloniki's City Museum (Lefkos Pirgos)
Aspasia Papadema | CYPRUS
Lending grace to time: the visualization of duration to sequencing existence and incidents in the past, present and the future

Η Ασπασία Παπαδήμα είναι Λέκτορας στο Τμήμα Πολυμέσων και Γραφικών Τεχνών του Τεχνολογικού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου (ΤΕΠΑΚ). Κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στις Γραφικές και Καλές Τέχνες από το University of Kent (UK), και πτυχίο στη Γραφιστική από το Τμήμα Γραφιστικής της Σχολής Γραφικών Τεχνών και Καλλιτεχνικών Σπουδών του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας. Δίδαξε επί δεκαετία στην ιδιωτική τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση της Κύπρου. Στο παρελθόν εργάστηκε σε δημιουργικά και διαφημιστικά γραφεία στην Ελλάδα και ως καλλιτεχνική διευθύντρια στον τομέα της Διαφήμισης στην Κύπρο. Εξασκεί τη γραφιστική ως σύμβουλος σε σημαντικές αναθέσεις σχεδιασμού. Το ερευνητικό της έργο έχει παρουσιαστεί και δημοσιευθεί σε αναγνωρισμένα διεθνή συνέδρια, ενώ η γραφιστική και καλλιτεχνική δουλειά της έχει παρουσιαστεί σε εκθέσεις στην Κύπρο και στο εξωτερικό.

Petros Papadopoulos | GREECE
Typography and animation

Η Ζίνα και ο Πέτρος Παπαδόπουλος γεννήθηκαν στην Αθήνα και έχουν χρόνια προϋπηρεσίας στο χώρο των γραφικών για την τηλεόραση. Η εταιρία παραγωγής, που ξεκίνησαν πρόσφατα, ειδικέυεται στον τομέα του animation και design.

www.ovalimage.com

Maria Papadopoulou | GREECE
'Grace' or 'function': preschool children make meaning by unconventional typography

Maria Papadopoulou is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics in the Department of Preschool Education in Volos, Greece.

She has served as a researcher for European Programs on Literacy and Language Teaching and as a second language teacher in Greek secondary Education. As member of several research teams, she developed educational material (textbooks and software) for mother tongue and second/foreign language teaching and learning. Her current research interests focus on multimodal texts’ analysis, production and evaluation of teaching material and young children’s understanding of verbal and visual texts.

Zina Papadopoulou | GREECE
Typography and animation

Η Ζίνα και ο Πέτρος Παπαδόπουλος γεννήθηκαν στην Αθήνα και έχουν χρόνια προϋπηρεσίας στο χώρο των γραφικών για την τηλεόραση. Η εταιρία παραγωγής, που ξεκίνησαν πρόσφατα, ειδικέυεται στον τομέα του animation και design.

www.ovalimage.com

Magdalini Papanikolopoulou | GREECE
CLOSED | DANCE TYPOGRAPHY | 17, 18 and 19 June | CLOSED
[Workshop]

Magdalena Papanikolopoulou has studied graphic and typographic design at the London College of Printing, and classical and modern dance at the De Pian Dance school.

She has worked as an Art Director in various advertising agencies and has created many corporate identities, Museum and exhibiton signage.

Magdalena has taken part as an artist in many group exibitions, as well as a performer in various art festivals.

She is a full time professor at the Technical University of Athens, teaching graphic design, and is interested in the development of free expression of man through calligraphy, speech and body exercises.

Sue Perkins | UK
Round table discussion: Graphic design education
Anastasios Politis | GREECE
Round table discussion: Graphic design education
Developing a production process for a hybrid barcode-RFID taging in packaging printing

Dr Anastasios E. Politis (MSc, Lic.Tech. BA) has an experience of 30 years in the graphic arts, printing, packaging and graphic communication industries in the fields of education, training, projects and studies for documentation of technologies, investments, quality control and strategic analysis for the Greek and European Graphic Arts and Media sector (1977-2007).

He holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Department of Graphic Arts Technology, Athens Technological Educational Institute (TEI) Greece, where he works since 1981. Since 2005 he is lecturing at the Hellenic Open University at the MSc course on "Graphic arts and Multimedia".

Apart of his lecturing at the department of Graphic Arts Technology of the Athens TEI, Dr Politis is working also as entrepreneur since 1989 on the fields of technology analysis and documentation, research projects, development and implementation, human capital development strategies, investment projects for the industry, businesses development on organisation, workflow, quality and production management, strategic development of concepts on education and training.

Ruth Pui-wa Cha | HONG KONG
The challenge of typography in Hong Kong | Design education in typography

Ruth Pui-wa Chau is working as the secretary for Hong Kong Society of Typography. She graduated from School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with a BA (Hons) in Design (Advertising) and MSocSc in Media Management at the Hong Kong Baptist University. She is also currently a research assistant for several typographic research projects initiated by the Hong Kong Society of Typography.

Dan Reynolds | GERMANY
Some of India's most-read newspapers and their typefaces

Dan Reynolds was born in Baltimore. Before moving to Europe, he studied for his graphic design BFA at RISD. Dan spent a few years at the HfG Offenbach (Germany) before receiving an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading (UK). Living in Berlin, Germany, he currently works at Linotype GmbH, and teaches typeface design at the Hochschule Darmstadt. Dan's most recent typeface "Malabar" received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the TDC, silver at ED-Awards 2009, and one of five nationwide gold medals in the Federal Republic of Germany's 2010 design prize competition.

Apostolos Rizos | GREECE
Virtual tour of Thessaloniki. Identity & experience design of Thessaloniki's City Museum (Lefkos Pirgos)
Sarah Roesink | UK
Between arbitrariness and deterioration; a visual lecture on the charms and pitfalls of arbitrariness around us and in certain design processes

Ideologio is a new London-based design practice, co-founded by photographer Sarah Roesink and designer Spyros Zevelakis.
Sarah's photography work has been featured in magazines such as Grafik, Ag and PIN UP and exhibited internationally. In 2008, Sarah graduated from Central St Martins' MA Communication Design. She has been a freelance photographer and part time lecturer at Kingston College for Art and Design.
Spyros is a designer and typographer. He worked as a senior designer for the charity TimeBank, as a designer for why not associates and the Type Museum in Stockwell. In 2005, he gained an MA in Communication Design from Central St Martins. Spyros has lectured in design conferences internationally and taught at the BA(Hons) Graphic Communication in the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.

Mark Sanders | USA
Invisible Cities: Using Calvino’s text to create visual communication that resonates

Mark Sanders and Sandra Maxa are partners at Q Collective, an award-winning design studio in New York that works on a broad range of communication strategy, identity, publication and web site projects for large and small clients alike. Q Collective’s work has appeared in the New York Times, How magazine, Graphic Design:usa and compendiums by Harper Collins and has been recognized by AIGA, the International Design Awards and more. In addition to Pratt, Sandie and Mark have taught at Parsons the New School for Design in New York, Rutgers University in New Jersey and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Matoula Sarantinou | GREECE
A greek alphabet named "Melo"

Graduate of the Department of Industrial Design with parallel studies in graphic design; presently, her graphic works offer an input into advertising and visual communication.
At the end of 2009 she completed a postgraduate programme in Typography at the University of Arts, Zurich.
Her work about a Greek alphabet design will be presented at the 4th ICTVC.

Alessandro Segalini | TURKEY
The Hemingway design

Alessandro Segalini was born in Piacenza, Italy, and currently lives in Izmir, Turkey. He is a communication designer who specializes in typography. Segalini’s design and research interests include linguistics, book and editorial design, information design, typeface design, calligraphy and lettering, visual identities and designing for multiple languages. Segalini studied design at the Polytechnic of Milan and visual communication at the University of Art and Design of Helsinki. He holds a MSc in industrial design from the Polytechnic University of Milan. Currently he is a faculty member at Izmir University of Economics VCD department focusing on typographic design and design education. He is member of the editorial board of Multi, the RIT journal of diversity and plurality in design.

Niki Sioki | CYPRUS
Describing the typographic design of Greek elementary reading books

Niki Sioki has worked for more than 20 years in medical publishing as Editorial Manager and Publishing Director. She has been actively involved in research programs concerning Greek academic publishing and the training of professionals working in the publishing sector.

She now teaches Book Publishing and Typography in the Department of Design & Multimedia at the University of Nicosia.

Her research interests concentrate on the typographic design for children, the relationship of typography and meaning in elementary reading books, book history and issues concerning the contemporary publishing industry. She is currently working towards her PhD at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, the University of Reading, UK. Niki's research focuses on the historical development of the typographic design of Greek elementary reading books.

Fred Smeijers | BELGIUM
Stencil letters: what are they good for? Assessing a decade of research, teaching, and practice

Fred Smeijers is a typeface designer, writer, and Professor of Digital Typography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig. His best known typefaces are Quadraat, Arnhem, Renard, Fresco, and Sansa. In 1996 he published his first book, Counterpunch, and in 2003 his second, Type now. He was awarded the Gerrit Noordzij prize in 2000, and in 2002 he launched the digital typefoundry OurType.

Andreas Sophocleous | CYPRUS
The typography of Cypriot printed ephemera

Dr Andreas Cl. Sophocleous, a Professor in Communication and Mass Media, holds a Diploma in Geography of London University, an Bsc degree in Geography of the University of Washington USA, a BA degree in Political Science of the Panteion University Athens, an MA degree in Mass Communication of Denver University Colorado USA and a PhD degree in Communication and Mass Media of Panteion University Athens.

He also holds a Diploma in Education of the Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus and a Certificate in Modern Harmony (Music) of the U. States School of Music, New York. He is currently the Director of the Mass Media and Communication Institute (IMME) of Intercollege. In the past Dr. Sophocleous was a lecturer of Journalism at the Frederick Institute of Technology, the KES College and Europa College, all in Nicosia. He has served as Senior Officer of Press and Information and the Director of the Press and Information Office (1969-1995).

He represented the Republic of Cyprus in the Steering Committees of experts on the Mass Media and Cinematography of the Council of Europe. He has served also as a chair of the organizing committees and editor of the proceedings of International Conferences on Journalism and the Cyprus Problem.

His research interests include the History of Cyprus Press, the Cyprus Bibliography, the Cyprus Literature of the 19th Century, the History and Geography of Cyprus. He is also the author of many articles and books on the above subjects (33 books written and edited, 1 co-publication, 5 chapters in books and encyclopaedias, 26 journal articles and 4 conference proceedings papers).

George Souglides | CYPRUS
And next on… An investigation into the brand identity of CyBC

George is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design and Applied Multimedia at the University of Nicosia, and Creative Director at Ioannou + Souglides. He has a Bachelor degree in Industrial Design from Kingston University and an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

George delivered successful communication solutions to a number of clients including WK Thomas, The Bank of Cyprus, British American Tobacco, BoConcept and the European Refugee Fund. He has designed products and brand identities for the Cypriot as well as the international market and his work has been included in design exhibitions in Switzerland, France, Italy, the UK, and Cyprus.

Maria Stavride | CYPRUS
Round table discussion: Graphic design education

Maria Stavride is currently teaching typographic and editorial design at the University of Nicosia, Department of Design and Multimedia. Maria has been actively involved in the restructuring and evaluation of the "Graphic Communication" programme and has supported the idea towards the establishment of the 'Design Society'. She is now the faculty advisor to the Society and responsible for many of the activities run by the department. Maria is also a member of the ICTVC Organizing Committee.

Iordanis Stylidis | GREECE
Language: between grace and collapse

Iordanis Stylidis is a professor of Architecture.

Born in August, 1959, in Edessa-Pella, in Northern Greece.

Artist and consept-activist, he is the artists of nine solo exhibitions. He also has multiple participations in group exhibitions arount Europe since 1990. He is organizing, directing or following educational scouting voyages around the earth and multi-national collective design workshops in Greece.

Iordanis Stylidis is the author of four books :

the “India through Jordan”, 2004

the “Geography of Water”, 2006

the “Memories Transportation”, 2009

and the “Communication and Design”, 2002, a handbook-manual on designing art-books.

Myra Thiessen | UK
Picture it: the role of nonverbal processing in literacy education

After completing her Bachelor of Design at the University of Alberta, Canada, Myra Thiessen gained well-rounded professional experience by working in design studios. After several years Myra returned to academia and completed an MA Information Design and is now in her third year of PhD research in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK. Her research is concerned with how visual explanations of complex verbal concepts can be used to aid in the literacy education of dyslexic children. Myra is supported by a University of Reading Overseas Postgraduate Research Studentship.

Andreas Tomblin | CYPRUS
And next on… An investigation into the brand identity of CyBC

Andreas Tomblin received a first class BA Hons degree in Graphic Design (specialization, Illustration) from Leicester Polytechnic UK, and an MA with commendation from De Montfort University UK, in design and manufacture.

He has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions at galleries in the UK and Cyprus and also produced illustration and graphics work for various UK and international clients. His Illustration work has been featured in Graphics International magazine and The AOI Creative Review illustrators annual. In 2009 he had an academic project selected and published in the Steven Heller and Lita Talarico’s book, “Design School Confidential”. He has lectured at various universities within the UK and from 2003 at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, in the department of Design and Multimedia.

Charis Tsevis | GREECE
Under the African Rainbow - Uncovering visual treasures from the cradle of mankind

A visual designer of Greek origin, Charis Tsevis is based in Athens. He serves global clients including Toyota, IKEA, Time, Fortune and The Los Angeles Times. His work has been awarded at Epica, NPSA and Ed-Awards in the US and Europe. Charis has studied design and advertising in Athens and Milan and he now teaches Typography and Editorial Design at AKTO College, Greece. He frequently contributes to prominent publications with articles on design theory, aesthetics and cyberculture.

Aimilia Tzanavari | CYPRUS
INTERACTION DESIGN AND HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
[Workshop]

Aimilia Tzanavari holds a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom (2001). She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Design and Multimedia, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She has worked as a Special Scientist (2006-2008) and a Visiting Lecturer (2002-2004 and 2005) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Cyprus, and as a Visiting Assistant Professor (2001-2002) at Miami University, OH, USA. She conducts research and publishes in the areas of human-computer interaction and e-learning and has served as program committee member and reviewer in various European and International workshops and conferences. She has participated in numerous research projects supported by the European Commission holding research and management positions.

Branca Uzur | AUSTRALIA
Art for all

Branca Uzur was born in Zagreb and now she lives and works in Sydney.

Branca has studied painting and ceramics in Belgrade and Helsinki and started exhibiting in 1974.

In 1989-1992 she managed the Handicraft Promotion Project within the United Nation Development Program in Cyprus. In Cyprus she also organized a large number of exhibitions, workshops and seminars.

In 1992 she moved to Sydney where she continued painting and exhibiting, solo and in group exhibitions.

Works of her may be found in the following collections:
Museum of Applied Arts, Zagreb
Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Zagreb
Modern Gallery, Graz
Sydney Town Hall, City of Sydney Art Collection.

Maaike van Neck | UK
Fog & conflict: A post-positivist approach to information design

Maaike van Neck, ΜΑ, is an Associate Senior Lecturer on the (BA) Hons Graphic Design and MA Graphic Design at the University of Portsmouth and a founding member of the London-based Research and Design studio Mwmcreative.

Irene Vlachou | GREECE
Multi-script typeface design

Irene was graduated from the graphic design programme of Vakalo School of Art & Design in Athens. She then persued her studies at the the University of Derby, from where she was awarded an MA in Advanced practices and theories in graphic design. Irene also holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK. She has designed Greek fonts for various international typefoundries and collaborated with Cannibal, in Athens. Since summer 2009 she runs poptype foundry.

Karel van der Waarde | BELGIUM
Graphic design and visual argumentation: a practical theory

Graphic design researcher based in Elewijt, Belgium, specializing in information design projects. Scholar of Visual rhetoric at AKV|St Joost Academy, Avans University, Breda, The Netherlands.


http://www.visueleretorica.nl

Emily Wilkinson | UK
Complexing utopias: Communicating complex concepts by expanding the role of the visual communicator

Emily Wilkinson is an Interdisciplinary Visual Communicator who works with concepts, language and narrative. Her practice involves illustration, writing, research and facilitation. In her Masters research she wrote about communicating our ability to respond within a creative practice and everyday life. Emily has over four years professional experience of communicating in areas including sustainability and social change. Her approach emphasizes catalyzing creativity of all kinds for positive change at an individual and collective level, integrated with a strong interest in psychology and therapy. She is currently involved with a Healing Arts project at a hospital in her local community.

Paul Wilson | UK
The grace of everyday texts: the typographic ephemera of the Working Men's Club

Paul Wilson is a Lecturer in the School of Design at the University of Leeds.His research activities are located within design and visual communication: in particular, aspects of typography and typographic design. They centre on a conceptual reorientation of typographic process and practice, investigating the relationships between typography, writing and aspects of everyday life. His current research explores (designed) narratives of community and place. In particular, it focuses on sites of situated class experience and knowledge at moments or points of transition, decay or termination.

Artemis Yagou | GREECE
Lending grace to the design language of cities

Artemis Yagou (PhD, www.yagou.gr ) is a Greek design researcher and teacher, publishing and lecturing internationally on a regular basis. She is deputy course leader of the MA in Design, AKTO art and design (private college, Athens) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History.

Her current research interests include the uses of nationalism in design, design education, the history of dress, as well as design in the context of the history of technology.

Ghinwa Yassine | LEBANON
The future of the Arabic alphabet



Ghinwa Yassine is a Lebanese graphic designer currently living in Saudi Arabia.

She's been teaching graphic design with emphasis on typography for the past two years at Dar Al Hekma College in Jeddah. Ghinwa got a BA in graphic design from the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut and has worked for several advertising and design agencies, namely Leo Burnett Jeddah, 4th Dimension Jeddah, and Graphic Shop Beirut.

Ghinwa is particularly interested in Arabic typography, where she's currently doing a research study.

Kok Cheow Yeoh | SINGAPORE
Opposites don’t attract: The tug-of-war between sans and san serif fonts in print advertising

Kok Cheow Yeoh is currently an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to joining NTU, he has taught in California, Arkansas, Texas and Georgia in the United States.

His research interests vary, from meaning-making with visual narratives to conceptual and aesthetical applications within social, commercial, educational, and spiritual contexts. This is where the fusion of text and image, message and audience, process and materials, theoretical and practical models interact as such a platform induces designers to be interdisciplinary.

Evripides Zantides | CYPRUS
Lending grace to time: the visualization of duration to sequencing existence and incidents in the past, present and the future

Ο Ευριπίδης Ζαντίδης είναι Επίκουρος Καθηγητής στο Τμήμα Πολυμέσων και Γραφικών Τεχνών του Τεχνολογικού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου (ΤΕΠΑΚ). Κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο με υποτροφία από το University of Kent (UK) στη Γραφιστική και τις Καλές Τέχνες, πτυχίο στη Γραφιστική Επικοινωνία από το University of Wolverhampton (UK) και δίπλωμα στην Ηλεκτρολογική Μηχανική από το Ανώτερο Τεχνολογικό Ινστιτούτο της Κύπρου. Έχει παρουσιάσει και δημοσιεύσει θεωρητικές μελέτες σε έγκυρα διεθνή συνέδρια με θέμα την Εκπαίδευση της Γραφιστικής, την Τυπογραφία και την Οπτική Επικοινωνία. Με διακεκριμένο έργο έχει λάβει μέρος σε διεθνείς μπιενάλε και παγκόσμιες εκθέσεις τέχνης και ντιζάιν. Δίδαξε για δώδεκα χρόνια στην ιδιωτική τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση της Κύπρου. Υπήρξε μέλος σε διεθνείς κριτικές επιτροπές Γραφιστικής και Τέχνης και είναι ο εκπρόσωπος της Κύπρου στην Παγκόσμια Τυπογραφική Ένωση (ATypI). Τα ερευνητικά του ενδιαφέροντα αφορούν στη σημασία της Σημειωτικής στην οπτικοακουστική μετάφραση της προφορικής γλώσσας με τη χρήση εικόνας, κειμένου και ήχου.

Panayiotis Zaphiris | CYPRUS
INTERACTION DESIGN AND HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
[Workshop]

Panayiotis Zaphiris is an Associate Professor in the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts. Panayiotis has a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from Wayne State University, USA. He also has an MSc in Systems Engineering and a BSc in Electrical Engineering both from University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He has worked for a number of years at the Centre for HCI Design of City University London where he reached the rank of Reader in HCI. His research areas are in the area of Human Computer Interaction, Social Computing and Inclusive Design with an emphasis on the design of interactive systems for people with disabilities.

Alexis Zavras | GREECE
The power of sharing

Alexios Zavras, PhD, has studied Computer Science and is an Open Source enthusiast and evangelist.

He is also fascinated with type design and typography, and their implementation in modern computer systems.

He is currently working as an independent IT consultant based in Greece, after having collaborated for years with a number of private companies and academic institutions.

During the last year, he has been co-ordinating the effort for the introduction and the deployment of the "One Laptop Per Child" initiative in Greece.


http://www.laptop.org/index.el.html

Spyros Zevelakis | UK
Between arbitrariness and deterioration; a visual lecture on the charms and pitfalls of arbitrariness around us and in certain design processes

Ideologio is a new London-based design practice, co-founded by photographer Sarah Roesink and designer Spyros Zevelakis.
Sarah's photography work has been featured in magazines such as Grafik, Ag and PIN UP and exhibited internationally. In 2008, Sarah graduated from Central St Martins' MA Communication Design. She has been a freelance photographer and part time lecturer at Kingston College for Art and Design.
Spyros is a designer and typographer. He worked as a senior designer for the charity TimeBank, as a designer for why not associates and the Type Museum in Stockwell. In 2005, he gained an MA in Communication Design from Central St Martins. Spyros has lectured in design conferences internationally and taught at the BA(Hons) Graphic Communication in the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.

For more information about the 4th ICTVC you may contact:

Dr Klimis Mastoridis

Department of Design & Multimedia
University of Nicosia, Cyprus

T +357 22 354.257

Gerry Leonidas

ICTVC Scientific & Organizing Committee Member

Department of Typography & Graphic Communication

University of Reading, UK

T +44 118 378 6397

Anna Kiriakidou

ICTVC Organizing Committee Member
Typographic Designer, Greece

T +30 6970 578.750

Contact hours: 14.00-19.00 (CET)