Ilene Strizver, owner and founder of The Type Studio, brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. For 9 years, she was Director of Typeface Development at the International Typeface Corporation (ITC) in New York City. 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, and the late Phill Grimshaw. Prior to ITC, Ilene was Creative & Production Director of Upper & lowercase (U&lc), the award-winning international journal for typography and typographic design. She cut her typographic teeth while working on this publication and other projects with type/design icons Ed Benguiat, Aaron Burns and Herb Lubalin.

Ilene is a well-respected and highly-regarded lecturer and educator who conducts her legendary Gourmet Typography Workshops around North America. She is known for her extensive knowledge, her passion for the subject matter, and her entertaining style.

As an author, Ilene has written for HOW Magazine, STEP Inside Design, Dynamic Graphics, Letterspace, as well as for U&lc Online. She authors the popular column TypeTalk for creativepro.com, as well as the Fontology series and fy(t)i For Your Typographic Information, both for fonts.com. Her book, Type Rules! The designer’s guide to professional typography, 4th edition, has earned numerous accolades from the design community.

Ilene hosts Typography: The Fundamentals, and Typography: Fine Tuning & Finessing, both OnDemand sessions available from CreativeLive.

Ilene is a member of the NY Type Directors Club, where she served two terms on the Board of Directors, as well as serving as chairperson of the TDC2 Type Design Competition. She also served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), and chaired the SOTA Type and Design Education Forum from 2006 – 2009. She is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.