Toronto-based art director and type designer Nick Shinn, R.G.D., works as a design consultant (ShinnDesign), publishes his type designs (ShinnType
), teaches at York University, Toronto, and is a founding member of the Type Club of Toronto. He writes regularly for Graphic Exchange
magazine, and has contributed to Applied Arts
, and Druk
. Since 1980, he has designed 15 typefaces, the most popular of which is Fontesque.