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ATypI Warsaw Team

Starting in 1957, every year ATypI has hosted the most important and only truly global event on type and typography. This, of course, requires a significant amount of experience and manpower. So we are happy to present the team behind our 2016 conference.

Andreu Balius

Andreu Balius is a type designer and digital punchcutter based in Barcelona (Spain). He designs retail and custom typefaces at and has been awarded with several Excellence in Type Design certificates for his work. Balius is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale), TDC (Type Directors Club) and ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale). He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK) and teaches typography and type design at EINA, University School of Design and Art, in Barcelona. Apart from his type affairs, Balius also loves hiking and riding his mountain bike.

Clare Bell

Clare Bell is a practicing designer, researcher, and lecturer in visual communication and typography at the Dublin Institute of Technology. A graduate of Central Saint Martins (BA Graphic Design), she worked for a number of years as an editorial designer at The Guardian newspaper. Bell is co-founder and co-programmer of research and practice seminar group Typography Ireland, co-founder and co-programmer of Face Forward International Typography Conference, and a board member of ATypI. She was co-organiser of ATypI’s annual conference held in Dublin in 2010. A PhD candidate, Bell is also an assessor on the annual Assessment Scheme of the International Society of Typographic Designers. 

Marina Chaccur

Marina Chaccur holds a degree in Design from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, an MA in Graphic Design from the London College of Communication, and an MA in Type and Media from the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten. Chaccur taught at some of the major Design bachelors in São Paulo and is continuously involved in conferences, lectures, workshops, and exhibitions worldwide. She currently lives in The Hague, working at her studio, Marina Chaccur Designs, and has served as a board member of the Association Typographique Internationale since 2010.

Simon Daniels

Simon Daniels is a program manager within Microsoft's Office Design team, based in the Seattle suburb of Redmond, Washington, USA. He is an ATypI board member and a graduate of the Typography and Graphic Communication programme at the University of Reading. Last year, Daniels helped organize the Technology Day component of ATypI São Paulo

Hypnotype Group

We are a design agency. We create experiences that transform brands, grow businesses and make people’s lives better. Simplicity works. We work for clients who value creative, practical and functional ideas. We design, visualize and define brands in a way that helps companies differentiate themselves from the competition. Our passion towards design began with typography and is still goes on. Good design goes to heaven. Bad design goes everywhere.

Indra Kupferschmid

Indra Kupferschmid is a typographer and professor at HBKsaar in Saarbrücken, Germany, occupied with type around the clock in all its incarnations: webfonts, bitmap fonts, other fonts, type history, DIN committees, writing, design work, or any combination of these. She consults for the type and design industry, as well as anyone who needs help choosing fonts, and contributes to print and web publications alongside juggling her own small and ultralarge-scale projects.   

Gerry Leonidas

Gerry Leonidas teaches and researches typography and typeface design at the University of Reading in the UK. He supervises MA and PhD research and lectures widely. Leonidas runs knowledge transfer projects, consults on publication and typeface design, and reviews bodies of work. He is the vice-president of ATypI, and helps organise ICTVCGranshan, and other conferences. Leonidas is the Director of the MA Typeface Design and the TDi summer course, both global reference points for type education. Beginning this year, he will be running a new hybrid MA on research in typeface design. 

Bruno Maag

Bruno Maag is Founder and Chairman of Dalton Maag Ltd in London, UK. He is a trained metal, photo, and digital type compositor, and a graduate of the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. At Dalton Maag, he has designed fonts for some of the world's largest brands. Maag lectures regularly on type design for old and new technologies and for the global market. He is a member of the ATypI Board. 

Marta Myszewska

Marta Myszewska is a graduate of New Media path at Polish-Japanese Academy Information Technology in Warsaw. Her area of interests are illustrations, generative design and web design. She is an individual with an open-mind person, curious about the world. She tries to combine all her passion, which is art with another hobby – is Taekwon-Do ITF. She is a teamplayer, equipped with a set of leadership skills and experience in event management. Marta would like to be a web designer and in the future she wants to have her own graphic studio.


Thomas Phinney

Thomas Phinney is the President of FontLab. He has been an ATypI member for more than 17 years, joining the board in 2004 and serving as Treasurer from 2006–15. Phinney is currently the Recording Secretary for ATypI. "I have had other reasons, but ever increasingly, I am on the ATypI board to be of service to the type community, that has given me a career I enjoy immensely, in a field I love," Phinney says. "ATypI has a unique position as a global organization, providing the structure through which professionals, students, and amateurs from around the world who share a passion for fonts and typography meet, fascinating information is provided, and amazing dialogues occur. I am thrilled to be part of it, and do whatever I can to keep it happening."

Henrique Nardi

Henrique Nardi is a graphic designer and typography professor from São Paulo, currently living in Madison, Wisconsin. Since 2003, he has run the Tipocracia educational project, aimed at promoting typographic culture in Brazil. Former director of the Brazilian Graphic Designers Association, Henrique also served as chair/member of the ATypI São Paulo 2015 organizing committee. 

Tamye Riggs (Executive Director)

Tamye Riggs, Executive Director of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), is a writer, editor, and designer specializing in typography and the related arts. As former Executive Director of the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), she helmed the production of TypeCon and co-edited the organization’s Interrobang magazine. The author of eight books on type and design, Riggs has contributed to publications such as HOW, Print, STEP, Adobe Create, and, and develops content for select type foundries and distributors.

Ewa Satalecka (Chair)

Ewa Satalecka is Professor at Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies in Warsaw and leader of its motion typography class. She represents Poland on the international forum of ATypI (International Typography Association). Satalecka organizes international design workshops, conferences, and exhibitions of typography and information design. Her work includes kinetic typography installations presented at the “Liquid Page” Symposium in Britain's Tate (2008) and as a part of the international “Moving Type” Exhibition in the Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany (2011). Edited by Satalecka: MOTYF2013, MOTYF2014, Fajrant (available on issuu, prized TDC 2012 certificate). Her articles were included in Very Graphic: Polish designers of the 20th Century, edited by Jacek Mrowczyk, (IAM, 2015) and 365xtypo: 365 stories on type, typography, and graphic design, edited by Linda Kudrnovska (Etapes, 2015). 

Adam Twardoch

Adam Twardoch is Director of Products at FontLab and Glyph Wrangler at MyFonts. He also works as a font consultant specializing in font technology, multilingual typography, CSS webfonts, Unicode, and OpenType. Twardoch has served as design consultant or co-designer on several large type design projects, including the Lato font family by Łukasz Dziedzic. He teaches workshops in font creation and has edited several Polish book editions devoted to type and typography. Twardoch is a board member of ATypI and has helped organize several ATypI conferences. Originally from Poland, he lives and works in Berlin. 

Onur Yazicigil

Onur Yazıcıgil is a typographer and educator who lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a faculty member at Sabancı University, where he developed a humanist san serif typeface, Duru, with partial availability on Google Web Fonts. In addition to his research in Latin typefaces, Yazıcıgil has been focused on the Ottoman metal typeface production of the nineteenth century—in particular, Ottoman naskh typefaces. He irregularly designs Arabic books for the Dutch publisher Brill. Yazıcıgil is the co-founder and director of the ISType conferences held in the heart of Istanbul.