Born in Cyprus, Monotype Creative Type Director Emilios Theofanous has a soft spot for quality Greek and multilingual typography. Since joining Monotype, Emilios has worked on many custom typeface projects for clients across fashion, banking, retail, and automotive sectors, as well as some iconic Monotype Library releases including Helvetica Now Variable. His latest typeface release ‘Touvlo’, has won the Communication Arts award of Excellence for typeface design.
Being a firm believer of giving back and engaging with young designers, he enjoys giving workshops on type design and related emerging technologies. He is an avid collector of type specimens where he often turns for consultation, research and inspiration. In his spare time he is learning scripting for a more efficient type design process. Emilios is an EsadType graduate in type design, to go with a multidisciplinary background that includes a BSc in Mathematics and an MA in Digital Arts.