Nine years ago graphic designer Yves Peters started reviewing type in his Bald Condensed column onTypographer.org. In August 2008 he put his graphic design career on the back burner, freeing him to concentrate on his writing and related activities in the digital type business. After editing Unzipped, his blog on the FontShop Benelux home page, he moved on to become editor-in-chief of The FontFeed, FontShop International's online journal for (graphic) design and typography. Yves also is an accomplished drummer with British/American/Belgian pop/rock bands Troubleman, Rosa Luxe*, Grand Theft and The Secret Reggae Band. His talent for being able to identify most typefaces on sight is utterly useless in daily life.
With a combined education in sociology and graphic design, Alice Bybee has been able to move fluidly between various sectors, providing unique, strategic insight to both corporate and non-profit clients. Her experience includes branding, corporate communications, packaging and interactive design and she has spearheaded projects for the Marine Mammal Center, Boys and Girls Club San Francisco, de Young Museum, NewSchools Venture Fund, Safeway, Genentech, Microsoft and Levi's, among others. Alice created AIGA San Francisco’s Social Impact Chair and co-created cause/affect, the graphic design competition for do-gooders. She then went on to serve as vice president and president of the chapter.
Brian Edlefson views his graphic design practice within the context of all design disciplines. Before becoming a founding partner of Thesis, Edlefson merged graphic ideas into the product forms of household brands like Whirlpool, Maytag, Target, Herman Miller, also worked with the design team and curatorial staff at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Edlefson's work has been recognized in many national and international creative competitions (New York Art Director's Club, Brand New, Communication Arts, Creativity, Graphis, HOW, Print) and chosen for inclusion in the National Design Archive at the Library of Congress. He earned his BFA from Western Michigan University, studied color in Bali, Indonesia with Ohio University, and achieved an MFA from Yale University.
As PBS' first Senior Director of Design and UX & former Digital Design Director at NPR, Jennifer has built a crack team of interactive and user experience designers and established a digital design stronghold that is now a major voice in digital product development. Before Jennifer's public media years, she was a Design Director at Orbitz Worldwide and Zefer, serving Fortune 500 clients in the travel, healthcare, financial, car, retail and publishing industries. Jennifer's design teams have garnered national recognition over the years, including a Peabody Award for NPR.org design, numerous Webbies and Eppies, Communication Arts Interactive Design Award, and the SND World's Best-Designed News App.