About

Undeniable Power

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

Meet the
Conference Chairs

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Zelda Harrison

Principal
ZHarrison & Associates (ZELDESIGN)

Zelda Harrison runs ZELDESIGN, a branding and communication consultancy that caters largely to government agencies and community groups. Zelda has been 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 an Adobe Emerging Creative Professionals Mentor. She is fluent in English and French, with a working knowledge of German and Spanish.

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Jonathan Key

Managing Partner
Morcos Key

Jon(athan) Key is an artist, designer, and writer originally from Seale, Alabama. After receiving his BFA from RISD, Jon began his design career at Grey Advertising in NYC before moving on to work with such clients and institutions as HBO, Nickelodeon, The Public Theater, and the Whitney Museum. As an educator, Jon has taught at MICA, Parsons, CCA, and currently teaches at Cooper Union. Jon is also a Co-Founder and Design Director at Codify Art, a multidisciplinary collective dedicated to creating, producing, supporting, and showcasing work by artists of color, particularly women, queer, and trans artists of color. Jon was selected for Forbes 30 under 30 Art and Style list for 2020 and was the Frank Staton Chair in Graphic Design at Cooper Union 2018-2019.

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