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This website displays a selection of work (typeface design, graphic design) created by Jo De Baerdemaeker, as well as information on his research in typography.

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date of birth 08-09-1974
place of birth Brussels, Belgium
nationality belgian

education
2005–2009 PhD in Typography at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading (UK)
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Title of thesis: 'Tibetan typeforms: an historical and visual evaluation of Tibetan typefaces from their inception in 1738 up to 2009'.
Funded by the Art and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) and by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (University of Reading)

2003-2004
Master of Arts in Typeface Design, Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK. Graduated with distinction.

2001-2003 Postgraduate Aggregate Typography Plantin-Moretus Society, Antwerp, Belgium. Graduated with distinction.

1995-1999 Master of Arts Graphic Design and Communication at Hogeschool Sint Lukas (Brussels, Belgium). Graduated with distinction. Awarded as Laureate of 1999. Exhibition at Art Gallery Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Brussels, Belgium (1999).

12/1997-04/1998 Exchange Program Graphic Design at Myndlista- og Handidaskoli Islands, Reykjavik, Iceland (study abroad).

work experience

November 2006 ran a 10-day follow-up session to the Kathmandu course at the Typography Department of Reading University on OpenType features in VOLT and postproduction for Devanagari fonts


March/April 2006 ran a 10-day Devanagari typeface design training course for the Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP) in Kathmandu (Nepal).

September 2006 presented a paper on 'Tibetan typeforms' at ATypI's Typographic Journey's Conference in Lisbon

2005 Lecture and two workshops typeface design/typography at Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Brussels, Belgium

2000-31/08/2005 Averbode Publishers (Averbode, Belgium) as graphic designer of magazines, books and communication for educational purposes

[more information at www.averbode.com]

1999 Busybee (Machelen, Belgium)
internship as graphic designer

writings
Tibetan typography, a survey of evolutionary typestyles’, dissertation at University of Reading, September 2004
Jacques-François Rosart sculpsit’, essay at University of Reading, May 2004
Defining a Tibetan character set’, essay at University of Reading, January 2004

attended conferences
2008 non-Latin typefaces, London & Reading, UK
2007 ATypI, Brighton, UK
2007 From verbal to graphic. 3th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication, Thessaloniki, Greece
2007 One Friday, London, UK
2007 Contemporary Book Design, St Bride Conference, London, UK
2006 Typographic Journey's, ATypI, Lisbon, Portugal
2005 Temporary Type, St Bride Conference, London, UK
2005 On the edge, ATypI, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Crossroads of Civilizations, ATypI, Prague
2002 1th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication, Thessaloniki, Greece
1999 Citype, seminar on contemporary typography, Antwerp, Belgium
1998 Thype, symposium on graphic communication, Rotterdam, Netherlands

conference papers/talks
19/10/2007 'Onderzoek in de kunsten', Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Antwerpen (Belgium)
19/09/2007 non-Latin typefaces conference, Reading (UK)
12/09/2007 poster presentation at ATypI Brighton (UK)
20–23/06/2007 From verbal to graphic. 3th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication, Thessaloniki, Greece
14/05/2007 presentation for the Oxford Guild of Printers, Kidlington (UK)
10/05/2007 ‘Tweede Dag van het artistiek onderzoek’ from IvOK (The Institute for Practice based Research in the Arts) at the Lemmensinstituut, Leuven (Belgium)
03/05/2007 ‘Dag van het artistiek onderzoek’ from St Lukas College of Art and Design, Brussels (Belgium)
10/2006 Typographic Journey's, ATypI conference, Lisbon (Portugal)

languages
Dutch (mothertongue), English, French, German, Tibetan

software
Fontlab Studio 5, VOLT, Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe GoLive CS, Acrobat Professional, Quark Xpress 6.5, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Lotus Notes, Outlook
both Mac OS X as Windows environment.