- Albert-Jan Pool
is a Dutch professional type designer. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. He is teaching type design at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule. FF DIN and FF OCR-F were among his first typeface design projects.
- Ann Bessemans
concentrates in her research on the relation between visual and lingual communication, typography, font development, legibility, graphics and book design and modular systems. In her thesis “Typography for Children” she wants to bridge the gap between font designers and cognitive scientists. The thesis focuses on font legibility and how a font can be designed to make reading easier for children who have visual defects.
- Erik Spiekermann
mainly works for companies in the graphic industry – among them Adobe and Apple . He developed modern fonts that have become standard, such as FF Meta, FF Meta Serif, FF Info or FF Unit and among his customers were VW, Audi or the German Railway. He was member of the designer team of the font TERN (“Trans European Road Network”) that can be used on all European road signs.
- Gerry Leonidas
Associate Professor of Typography .President of ATypI . Co-founder of ISTVC and Granshan Foundation . Working in the field since 1986, and at Reading since 1998. Focusing on knowledge transfer projects, consultancy, and course development. Programme director for the MA Typeface Design , MRes Typography & Graphic Communication , MRes Typeface Design , and course director for the TDi summer course. He is an expert for Greek typography and was the Greek advisor for the development of Microsoft’s Cleartype fonts.
- Marleen Krallmann
Marleen Krallmann works as a book designer, calligrapher and concept designer in Kiel and teaches the history of calligraphy at the Muthesius Art Academy in Kiel since Fall 2016. In her media studies she operates with the origins of the german school scripts and the crux of the cultural technique of writing in media philosophical terms.
- Maxim Zhukov
was a typographic coordinator for the United Nations for many years and now teaches in New York. He is an expert for Cyrillic typography and was the Cyrillic advisor for the development of Microsoft’s Cleartype Fonts.
- Roland Stieger
started his career as a typesetter. He graduated from the Zurich University of Arts as Typographic Designer of Switzerland and CAS Type Designer. He holds a teaching post at the Schule für Gestaltung, St. Gallen, Switzerland (School of Design) and is lecturer at numerous workshops. He designed the font Alena.
- Sofie Beier
is font designer and professor at the School of Design at the Royal Danish Academy of the Fine Arts. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. In her recent research she aims at the improvement of our reading experience with the goal to a better understanding how different fonts and letter shapes influence our reading behaviour.
- Sue Walker
focuses in her present research on the analysis and description of a graphic language, above all in everyday documents, in typographic design for children and information design in public services.
- “Typografie in der Wissensvermittlung”
is an international working group, who is concentrating on the typographic design of educational material.