Board

Board

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Jonathan Doney FISTD

An award winning book designer and educator, Jonathan was ISTD Education Officer from 1995–2002 when he initiated the international development of the Student Assessment Scheme. He was ISTD Chair from 2004–2009 before taking up the role again in 2016. Jonathan is hugely passionate about typography – something which he hopes rubs off on to other people.

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Freda Sack FISTD

ISTD member since 1987, co-chair 1995–9, chair 2000–4, president-elect 2004, president 2006–10. Serving on ISTD’s Education Team, Freda enjoys working as an advisor to education and mentoring. She lectures worldwide and is dedicated to promoting typography in all its inspiring forms.

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Erik Spiekermann HonFISTD

Erik succeeded the late Colin Banks as president in 2002. He is one of the best-known figures on the international typographic scene. A type and typographic designer, he has built a solid reputation for high quality typography and original, sometimes acerbic, always entertaining, commentary on typographic life.

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Becky Chilcot FISTD

ISTD co-deputy chair, and member since 1994. Becky believes that good typographic design does the crucial, invisible work that turns letters on a page into information to reach and move people. It balances purpose, beauty and longevity, and contributes unique meaning. She runs her practice Chil3 in Fremantle, Western Australia and talks about typography to anyone who will listen.

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David Coates FISTD

David first became involved with ISTD when offered membership through successfully completing the Student Assessment – which he now helps to organise and promote. With a passion for typography and the support of like-minded Board members, David became co-deputy chair in 2009, and a Fellow in 2016.

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John Paul Dowling FISTD

John Paul is heavily involved in typography both in his own practice and in education. Formally senior lecturer in graphic design at the University of the West of England, John Paul is now Head of Department: Visual Communication at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin; and he is the current Education Director of ISTD.

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Andy Uren MISTD

Andy became hooked on typography at Ravensbourne, studying under Geoff White et al in the late 1970s. Setting up in practice in 1984, his first ISTD experience was as an assessor – bingo! He'd found a natural way to remain engaged with design education and join a like-minded professional community. In 1989 he was elected to the council, later to become the board, and still here...

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Marc Peter MISTD

Marc is co-founder and Creative Director of design and web development agency, on-IDLE. A member since 2002, he joined the Board in 2008. Marc has published two books, on Flash and Interactivity by Design – and teaches occasionally in Switzerland.

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Clare Playne FISTD

Clare follows her father’s footsteps (David Playne, former president) in supporting ISTD. She gained membership in 1994 through the Student Assessment scheme, and loves the passion the Society has for continuing to educate and promote the importance and value of great typography.

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Belinda Magee FISTD

Belinda is both a practitioner and an educator. She supports ISTD in the organisation of the ISTD Awards, and as an assessor on the student scheme. A member since 1978, she is committed to educating people about good typography, whether they are students, clients, or the general public.

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Caroline Roberts MISTD

Board and education team member, Caroline has a longstanding association with ISTD, which stems from her time at Studio 12, Archer Street. Currently dividing her time between editing Grafik.net, writing, lecturing and curating, she enjoys being part of ISTD's global typographic community.

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Tony Pritchard MISTD

Tony is Course Leader for both Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Design for Visual Communication courses at London College of Communication. He has over 20 years professional experience working as an associate with design consultancy Root 2, and he has his own freelance practice.

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Neil Tinson MISTD

Neil is Creative Director of design and innovation practice, Guild of Sage & Smith, and has been a member of ISTD since 2001. Neil is also an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University on the BA Graphic Design course, a Fellow of the RSA, and previously chaired the Cornwall Design Forum.

 

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Brian Palmer FISTD

Brian is an internationally recognised typographer, designer and digital communication specialist. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa and first introduced the ISTD to Africa almost 20 years ago, having previously completed the student assessment himself in the UK. Brian is passionate about the tangible benefits that good typographic education offers graphic design students across the world.