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Professor Gerry Leonidas

  • Department Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies
  • Programme Director, MA Communication Design
  • Pathway Lead, MA Communication Design: Typeface Design Pathway
  • Programme Director, MA Research Typography and Graphic Communication, MRes Typeface Design
  • Course Director, Type Design intensive (TDi) summer course
  • Member of groups focusing on internationalisation, student exchange, admissions, and enterprise


Room T13, Typography & Graphic Communication

Building location

Whiteknights campus (building 21)

Areas of interest

My areas of interest in research focus on typeface design processes and Greek typeface design and typography. I also have interests in typographic education and the development of disciplines of study relating to fields of practice. The output of my research lies in the interface between established research outputs and the commercial world, with particular focus on knowledge capture within areas of practice and knowledge transfer between researchers and practitioners. I have led two Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) in this area (with Monotype, 2008–2010; and with Merson Signs, 2010–2012) and several consultancy projects on typeface design.

A full range of extra-University of Reading activities are listed on my website Gerry Leonidas.

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise research students and welcome enquiries from prospective students on research topics related to typeface design and typography.


I teach design across undergraduate modules and I supervise undergraduate and master's dissertations.


Gerry Leonidas