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Hello, I’m Elliot — a designer, author, and typography enthusiast. You might know my work with Google Fonts & Adobe Fonts, or the magazines 8 FacesLagom.

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My new book

Universal Principles of Typography, published by Quarto in 2024 and with a foreword by Ellen Lupton, is now available to buy from anywhere that sells books.

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I’m once again teaching my 3-week Typography Masterclass for SmashingConf in May. Come and learn typography with me!

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Sign up to Typographic & Sporadic, my occasional and somewhat lo-fi newsletter about typography and the various typographic things I’m up to. You can also browse the archives.

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My podcast

Hello, Type Friends! is a podcast, on which I sit down with a friend for an informal chat about life, work, and, well... whatever comes up. No script. No plans. And no Bézier curves.


An overview of my work & projects

  1. 2024–present Design consultant, Adobe Fonts
  2. 2023–2024 Independent designer & typographic consultant
  3. 2020–2023 Co-creator & Editor-in-chief, Google Fonts Knowledge
  4. 2019–2020 Creative Director, Maido
  5. 2018–2019 Creative Director, ClearScore
  6. 2016–2019 Creative Director, Colonna Coffee
  7. 2014–2019 Co-founder & Creative Director, Lagom magazine
  8. 2013–2016 Creative Director, Adobe Fonts
  9. 2010–2014 Co-founder, Viewport Industries
  10. 2011–2012 Founder & Editor, 8 Faces magazine
  11. 2008–2013 Independent designer
  12. 2007–2008 Senior Designer, Carsonified
  13. 2006–2007 Web Designer, Sanctuary Records
  14. 2004–2006 Web Designer, EMI Music

On the blog

Measure, Adapt, Repeat — my new EP

This week’s a busy one in terms of announcements. On Monday, as well as starting my new job, I had some new music out on Fur:ther Sessions, a wonderful record label based in Bad Kohlgrub, Germany. As much as I enjoy running my own label, there’s nothing quite like the validation of someone else putting out your music.

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My next speaking gig


3rd–4th October 2024
Brighton, UK 🇬🇧

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