Jonathan Doney FISTD

An award winning book designer and educator, Jonathan was ISTD Education Officer from 1995–2002 when he initiated the international development of the Student Assessment Scheme. He was ISTD Chair from 2004–2009 before taking up the role again in 2016. Jonathan is hugely passionate about typography – something which he hopes rubs off on to other people.


Erik Spiekermann HonFISTD

Erik succeeded the late Colin Banks as president in 2002. He is one of the best-known figures on the international typographic scene. A type and typographic designer, he has built a solid reputation for high quality typography and original, sometimes acerbic, always entertaining, commentary on typographic life.


Becky Chilcot FISTD

ISTD co-deputy chair, and member since 1994. Becky believes that good typographic design does the crucial, invisible work that turns letters on a page into information to reach and move people. It balances purpose, beauty and longevity, and contributes unique meaning. She runs her practice Chil3 in Fremantle, Western Australia and talks about typography to anyone who will listen.


David Coates FISTD

David first became involved with ISTD when offered membership through successfully completing the Student Assessment – which he now helps to organise and promote. With a passion for typography and the support of like-minded Board members, David became co-deputy chair in 2009, and a Fellow in 2016.


Andy Uren MISTD

Andy became hooked on typography at Ravensbourne, studying under Geoff White et al in the late 1970s. Setting up in practice in 1984, his first ISTD experience was as an assessor – bingo! He'd found a natural way to remain engaged with design education and join a like-minded professional community. In 1989 he was elected to the council, later to become the board, and still here...


Marc Peter MISTD

Marc is co-founder and Creative Director of design and web development agency, on-IDLE. A member since 2002, he joined the Board in 2008. Marc has published two books, on Flash and Interactivity by Design – and teaches occasionally in Switzerland.


Clare Playne FISTD

Clare follows her father’s footsteps (David Playne, former president) in supporting ISTD. She gained membership in 1994 through the Student Assessment scheme, and loves the passion the Society has for continuing to educate and promote the importance and value of great typography.


Belinda Magee FISTD

Belinda is both a practitioner and an educator. She supports ISTD in the organisation of the ISTD Awards, and as an assessor on the student scheme. A member since 1978, she is committed to educating people about good typography, whether they are students, clients, or the general public.


Tony Pritchard FISTD

Tony is Course Leader for both Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Design for Visual Communication courses at London College of Communication. He has over 20 years professional experience working as an associate with design consultancy Root 2, and he has his own freelance practice.


Neil Tinson MISTD

Neil is the Marketing Manager at Hope and Homes for Children, an international charity working to eliminate orphanages. He’s a long-standing member of ISTD and a Fellow of the RSA. Neil previously ran his own design practice, lectured at BA and MA level, headed up the marketing of an HE theology college, and chaired the Cornwall Design Forum.  


Brian Palmer FISTD

Brian is an internationally recognised typographer, designer and digital communication specialist. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa and first introduced the ISTD to Africa almost 20 years ago, having previously completed the student assessment himself in the UK. Brian is passionate about the tangible benefits that good typographic education offers graphic design students across the world.