Cyrus Highsmith is a letter drawer, teacher, author, and graphic artist. He has designed dozens of original typefaces and was senior designer at Font Bureau for many years. He teaches type design at Rhode Island School of Design. He wrote and illustrated the acclaimed primer, Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals. In 2015, he received the Gerrit Noordzij Prize for extraordinary contributions to the fields of type design, typography, and type education. The same year, he founded Occupant LLC, which includes both Occupant Press and Occupant Fonts.