Gerry Leonidas is an Associate Professor in Typography at the University of Reading, UK. Gerry’s research interests cover the practice of typeface design as a response to wider contexts, and a range of issues surrounding Greek typeface design. He supervises research at MA and PhD levels, and lectures globally on typography, typeface design, and typographic education. The rest of his time is taken with enterprise and knowledge transfer projects, with a twin focus on global business development, and new education initiatives. Gerry’s design consultancy focuses on publication design and typeface design with particular expertise in Greek typography. The impact of this work is most evident in the design quality and typographic support for Greek typefaces by Adobe, DaltonMaag, Monotype, Microsoft, and most major type foundries.
He is the Programme Director of two MA programmes: the MA Typeface Design course, which is recognised as a global reference for research-based teaching in a practical discipline; and the MA Research in Typography, that prepares researchers for PhD study. A third Masters programme in the pipeline, on research aspects in Typeface Design. The TDi summer course in typeface design, now in its ninth year, pioneered an intensive, research-based format for design.
Gerry is also the Vice-president of ATypI, and founding member of Granshan Foundation. He serves as international expert reviewer of professional and academic work, and competition juror.