Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio, is a typographic consultant, designer, writer and educator specializing in all aspects of visual communication, from the aesthetic to the technical. Her clients included International Typeface Corporation (ITC), Agfa Monotype Typography (AMT), Adobe, Galápagos Design Group, Johnson & Johnson, and bethere.com.
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.
Ilene is a member of the NY Type Directors Club and the New York Art Directors Club, and has won awards from them both for type and design.
She has lectured extensively on type and typeface production to both students and professionals in the field. In addition to running her studio, she finds time to teach a course entitled Gourmet Typography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her recent book, Type Rules! The designer’s guide to professional typography, has received numerous accolades from the type and design community.