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Fiona Ross

Keynote speaker (curator’s talk) – Friday 12 October 2012

Dr Fiona Ross specializes in non-Latin type design and typography, having a background in languages with a PhD in Indian Palaeography (SOAS). From 1978 to 1989 she worked for Linotype Limited (UK), with responsibility for the design of their non-Latin fonts and typesetting schemes. Since 1989 she has worked as a consultant, author, lecturer, and type designer; her recent work as a designer has been in collaboration with Tim Holloway and John Hudson (as Associate Designer at Tiro Typeworks), developing original typeface designs for clients that include Ananda Bazar Patrika, Adobe, Microsoft, and Harvard University Press for the Murty Classical of Library of India. In 2003 Fiona joined the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK), where she is Reader in Non-Latin Type Design and Curator of the Department's Non-Latin Type Collection.