Ilene Strizver

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Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio, is a noted typographic educator, consultant, designer and writer. She specializes in all aspect of visual communication, from the aesthetic to the technical. Ilene has written and lectured extensively on type and typographic design to both students and professionals in the field. Ilene formerly was the Director of Typeface Development for International Typeface Corporation (ITC) where she developed more than 300 text and display typefaces with such respected and world-renowned type designers as Sumner Stone, Erik Spiekermann, Jill Bell, Jim Parkinson, Tim Donaldson, and the late Phill Grimshaw. She “cut her typographic teeth” by working on Upper and Lowercase (U&lc) and other type projects with such legendary icons as Ed Benguiat, Aaron Burns, and Herb Lubalin. Her clients include Monotype Imaging Corporation, International Typeface Corporation (ITC), Adobe, Linotype, Time Inc., Whole Foods, Harlequin Books, Somerset Entertainment, Integrated Marketing, Parents Magazine, MeadWestvaco, Nationwide Insurance, Life is good, and Johnson & Johnson. Ilene hosts Typography: The Fundamentals, and Typography: Fine Tuning & Finessing, both OnDemand sessions available from CreativeLive. She authors the popular column TypeTalk for, as well as the Fontology series and fy(t)i For Your Typographic Information, both for She is the publisher of All Things Typographic, the informative FREE enewsletter, and is an adjunct instructor at School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her book, Type Rules! The designer’s guide to professional typography, 4th edition has received numerous accolades from the type and design community. Ilene conducts her widely acclaimed Gourmet Typography workshops internationally. For more information on attending one or bringing it to your company, organization, or school, go to her site, call The Type Studio at 203-227-5929, or email Ilene at Sign up for her e-newsletter, All Things Typographic, at