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Meet the Jury

Dr. Shelley Gruendler

typographer, designer and educator
Type Camp

Dr. Shelley Gruendler is a typographer, designer and educator who teaches, lectures and publishes internationally on typography and design. She holds a PhD and an MA in the theory and history of typography and graphic communication from the University of Reading, England, and a bachelor of environmental design in graphic design from North Carolina State University. Gruendler is a frequent speaker at typography conferences, is proud to live in the Canadian Typographic Archipelago, and she is very close to finally publishing her biography of Beatrice Warde, the doyenne of accessible typographic theory. She is founding director of

Allan Haley

director of words & letters
Monotype Imaging

Allan Haley is director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging. He is responsible for strategic planning and creative implementation of just about everything related to typeface designs. He is also responsible for editorial content for the company’s type libraries and Web sites. Prior to working for Monotype Imaging, Haley was principal of Resolution, a consulting firm with expertise in fonts, font technology, type and typographic communication. He was also executive vice president of International Typeface Corporation. Haley is ex officio chairman of the board of the Society of Typographic Aficionados, and past president of the New York Type Directors Club.

Stephen Coles

typographer and writer

Stephen Coles’s obsession with typography wreaks havoc in his daily life where he is routinely mocked for analyzing the type on menus and tripped by fire hydrants while admiring vintage signs. Fortunately, his freakish knowledge of typefaces found a home at FontShop where he served as type director from 2004–2010. After giving up that post, he joined FSI’s TypeBoard responsible for reviewing submissions to the world-renowned FontFont library. Coles is also a writer and typographer, consulting for a variety of foundries and design studios. His personal projects include, a review of typefaces and type books; and The Mid-Century Modernist, the vessel for his second passion, furniture. Coles works out of his cat’s home in Oakland, California.