Timothy Donaldson was formed in the north west of England, an only child of Yorkshire parents. He developed an obsessive interest in drawing during his first decade which matured into another obsession with writing (still drawing) during his second one. During his third decade he was a journeyman signwriter, earning his crust in pursuit of the just forming of letters.
By his fourth decade he had become a lettering artist and type designer and a lecturer at Stafford College School of Art; a legendary destination for the teaching and learning of Typography in England.
After designing about 40 typefaces for Adobe Systems, ITC, Letraset and FontShop International, he began to focus more deeply on work with letterforms in his fifth decade, writing and drawing and produced the book ‘Shapes for sounds’. He has now started his sixth decade and teaches at University College Falmouth, the closest university to the equator in England.
At Reykjavík 2011 Timothy Donaldson will be speaking at:
- Ununicode Wed 14 Sep 1000