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Brad Bartlett

Designer, Educator & Author

Brad Bartlett is a designer, educator, author. The work of his Los Angeles-based design studio has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, Communications Arts, Dezeen, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, Graphis, I.D., How, and Print, among numerous others. Brad has been faculty at ArtCenter College of Design since 1999 and was awarded Great Teacher in 2003 and again in 2014. He is the Director of Transmedia in the Graphic Design Department where he has developed Transmedia pedagogy and overseen curricular implementation. Brad is also on-screen author at LinkedIn Learning, where he recently published a course on Transmedia Typography.

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Ty Drake

Professor, ArtCenter College of Design

Ty Drake has successfully collaborated on graphic design, branding and visual communications-related projects with many high-profile clients in the fields of architecture, music, film, sports, health and beauty, and luxury hospitality. With over 16 years of experience as a design educator at the graduate and undergraduate levels, he has also impacted the creative lives of scores of young artists and design students. Among his professional achievements, he has served as design consultant to a number of Los Angeles-based architecture firms, as well as the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design (LAIAD).

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Steven Heller

Art director, Journalist, Critic, Author, and Editor

Steven Heller, is the co-chair with Lita Talarico of the MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program and the SVA Masters Workshop in Rome. He has written the Visuals column for The New York Times Book Review, a weekly column for The Atlantic online and The Daily Heller / Imprint online. He is currently a co-owner of Printmag.com. He has written more than 190 books on graphic design, illustration and political art, including The Design Entrepreneur (with Lita Talarico), Paul Rand, Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Avant Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century, Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design, Citizen Designer, Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits (with Louise Fili), Teaching Graphic Design History, Vintage Type, Type Deck and Typographic Universe among others.

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Simon Johnston

Professor, ArtCenter College of Design

Professor Simon Johnston is Director of Typography in the Graphic Design Department at ArtCenter, supervising the typography curriculum. He is also Creative Director of HMCT. Born in England, he studied with Hofmann and Weingart at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel. In London in the 1980s he was instigator and co-editor of the typography journal Octavo. His current design practice focuses on publications for galleries and museums. Clients include the Whitney Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Getty Museum, Yale University Press, and Marian Goodman Gallery, for whom he is currently completing the sixth volume of the John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné. He divides his time between education, book design, writing, and his own art/photography practice, including the recently formed Verb Editions publishing. His photography project Meridian was published by Steidl in 2020.

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Gloria Kondrup

Executive Director, Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

As a full-time professor at ArtCenter College of Design, Gloria Kondrup has been a dedicated design educator for over two decades teaching typography and visual problem-solving. As the Director of Archetype Press, Art Center’s unique and vibrant letterpress studio, she redefines the value of typography and analog technology in the digital landscape. She has served as Executive Director of Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography since its founding in 2015. Her fine art printworks and fine art press books are in private and public collections including AIGA, The Getty, and the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. Because of her interest in social, cultural, and environmental issues she received the AIGA Greening of Design award.

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Greg Lindy

Founder & Creative Director, Lux Typographic + Design

Greg Lindy is the founder and creative director of Lux Typographic + Design, which he launched in 2009. The Los Angeles studio is based on Greg’s expertise and innovative work in type and brand. In addition, Greg is an internationally recognized type designer with a custom retail font line available under the Village banner. His strong vision and approach led him to create custom fonts and design for brands such as Esquire Magazine, Johnson & Johnson and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Active in academia, Greg currently teaches type design at ArtCenter College of Design.

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Saki Mafundikwa

Graphic Designer, Typographer and Design Educator

As a globally recognized expert on African writing systems, he has lectured, exhibited, and given workshops all over the world, including Pan African Design Institute Congress, SAVVY Spinning Triangles, Kinshasa, Congo; Ringling College, Sarasota; Multiverso Conference, Turin; Tasmeem Design Conference, Doha, Qatar; and many more. In addition to starting Zimbabwe’s first graphic design and new media college,
Mafundikwa wrote and published a comprehensive review of African writing systems, Afrikan Alphabets, 2004, with a new, updated edition due out in 2021. He is currently working with Jamra Patel (creators of typeface systems in scripts for use in under-supported language communities) to create a new training program in type design.

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Jason Pamental

Typographer, Web Designer & Author, RWT.io

Jason Pamental is a design strategist, UX leader, technologist, expert in web typography, and Invited Expert on the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. He writes, speaks, and works with teams and brand owners on how to set type better on digital platforms. He has spoken with organizations like Adobe, Audible, Condé Nast, GoDaddy, IBM—and given presentations and workshops and presentations at conferences all over the world. He also publishes a newsletter on web typography.

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Louise Sandhaus

Graphic Design Educator

Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer, graphic design educator, and author of two celebrated books on California graphic design and designers. She is the former Program Director and current faculty in the Graphic Design Program at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Her book on California graphic design for which she was both author and designer, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936–1986, was published in 2014 by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson. The ground-breaking project received laudatory attention from The New York Times, The Guardian (London), The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Eye magazine, among many others. In 2015, the book received the Palm D’argent from The International Art Book and Film Festival (FILAF) in Perpignan, France. Her current book, A Colorful Life: Gere Kavanaugh, Designer, co-written and designed with Kat Catmur. was published Spring 2019 by Princeton Architectural Press.

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Roy Tatum

Partner at Quarter

Roy Tatum is a Los Angeles based multidisciplinary designer. He’s worked on everything from wearables, to websites and apps, to printed matter and visual identities. He’s worked with and for companies like Apple, Nike, The California Science Center, Wove, and Target. He's currently a Partner at Quarter, a product studio based in New York and Los Angeles that is focused on building software, hardware, brands, and ventures for partners exploring new territory in design and technology. Roy also co-founded and serves as Creative Director at Numbers, a design studio specializing in type design, identity design, and illustration projects both self-initiated and for a variety of clients, from small startups to established brands.

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Jennifer Whitlock

Archivist, Vignelli Center for Design Studies

Since 2013, Jennifer Whitlock has been the first and only archivist for the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Before arriving at RIT, Jennifer initiated an archives program for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, served as a project archivist and interim acting curator at the Architecture & Design Collection at University of California Santa Barbara, and also worked as an Assistant Librarian at the Portland Art Museum. She holds a Master of Library Science with an Archives Certificate from Emporia State University and a BA in Photography from Webster University. She is also a Certified Archivist through the Academy of Certified Archivists and (formerly) a Digital Archives Specialist through the Society of American Archivists.