The TDC celebrates and amplifies the undeniable power of typography. We are a global community united by the shared belief that type drives culture and culture drives type.

Established in 1946, the TDC today curates a calendar of typographic intrigues designed to:

  • build a community through public events and platforms
  • support the growth of students and early career professionals
  • recognize excellence in type design across the world.

Learn more about the Type Director's Club by visiting tdc.org


Paul Carlos
Co-Founder/Creative Director


Together with Urshula Barbour, Paul Carlos cofounded Pure+Applied, a mulitdisciplinary design studio in 2002. Prior to co-founding P+A, Paul Carlos was the art director of Interiors magazine and a design associate at Design/Writing/Research. He has served as President of the Type Directors Club (TDC) and continues to serve on its Advisory Board. Paul is an adjunct faculty member at the Parsons School of Design and has taught at The Cooper Union and MICA. Paul has received awards from the AIGA, Art Directors Club, and SEGD.

Zelda Harrison


ZHarrison & Associates (ZELDESIGN)

Zelda Harrison runs ZELDESIGN, a branding and communication consultancy that caters largely to government agencies and community groups. Zelda is active in a global network of communication professionals, with organizations such as AIGA, the Pan-Afrikan Design Institute (PADI) and the International Council of Design (ico-D). She is the past president of the AIGA Center for Cross Cultural Design, and launched the AIGA Los Angeles BusinessMatters series. Zelda has served on the juries of global design competitions, including the SEGD Global Design Awards, and the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA), and is a permanent Adobe Emerging Creative Professionals Mentor. She is fluent in English and French, with a working knowledge of German and Spanish.

John Kudos
Managing Partner
KUDOS Design Collaboratory, KASA Collective


John Kudos is an Indonesian-born interdisciplinary designer whose work embraces strategy, design, and technology. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, worked for Pentagram for seven years, then established KUDOS Design Collaboratory in 2008 and KASA Collective in 2019. John taught typography and communication design at School of Visual Arts. Kudos’ practice focuses on collaboration and experimentation informed by diverse cultural backgrounds and technological resources. He works with a variety of clients in non-profit, education, architecture, design, art, cultural, healthcare, startups, and publishing in the U.S., U.K., Japan, and Indonesia. Kudos’ projects range from brand identities, publications, websites, interactive installations, to exhibitions.


The One Club for Creativity exists to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community.

We are a diverse tribe of creative thinkers and doers who believe creativity is the most powerful element to business success.

We celebrate world-changing ideas. We stimulate the dynamic intersection of art and commerce. We create fertile spaces for writers, art directors, designers, technologists, and artists to grow. We foster a more diverse and connected global community. We forge bonds between recognized creative masters and emerging creative voices.

Most important, we are a non-profit organization that pours everything we make back into nurturing a more vibrant and inspired global creative community.

Learn more by visiting oneclub.org