About us

Professor Fiona Ross specializes in type design and typography, having a background in languages with a PhD in Indian Palaeography (SOAS). Fiona is a part-time member of staff of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, where she is Professor in Type Design. She is the Principal Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded ‘Women in Type’ research project. She works as a consultant, type designer, author, and lecturer; her recent design work has been in collaboration with Tim Holloway, John Hudson and Neelakash Kshetrimayum for clients such as Ananda Bazar Patrika, Adobe, Microsoft, Monotype and Harvard University Press.

Dr. Alice Savoie is an independent researcher, as well as a typeface designer and lecturer. She holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Reading. Her research focuses on type design and production in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on phototypesetting. As a practicing type designer she has collaborated with international foundries (Monotype, Tiro Typeworks, Process Type Foundry, Frere-Jones Type, etc.) and her recent type design work includes Faune, a typeface family for the French Centre National des Arts Plastiques. She teaches at ANRT Nancy and ENSBA Lyon (France). She acts as a Post-doctoral Research Assistant on the Leverhulme-funded project ‘Women in Type’.

Dr. Helena Lekka holds a PhD from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading and works as a Post-doctoral Research Assistant on the Leverhulme-funded ‘Women in Type’ project. She is also an independent graphic designer with experience across a wide range of print and corporate identity projects. She holds a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Camberwell Schools of Arts, an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Arts, and an MA (Res) in Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading.