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Professor Gerry Leonidas

  • Department Director of Academic Tutoring
  • Programme Director for the MA Typeface Design and MA (Res) Typeface Design
  • Course Director for the Type Design intensive (TDi) summer course
  • Enterprise Coordinator for the School of Arts & Communication Design
  • I teach design across various modules on our undergraduate programme, supervise BA and MA dissertations, and supervise PhD researchers
  • I am also a member of groups focusing on internationalisation, student exchange, admissions, and enterprise.

Areas of interest

My research focuses 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 KTP projects in this area (with Monotype, 2008–2010, and 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 welcomes enquiries from prospective postgraduate students on research topics related to typeface design and typography.


Gerry Leonidas