About Jamie Clarke
I'm a freelance designer specialising in illustrative typography and display fonts. My approach is to blend imagery and lettering to create compelling visual stories. This typographic style has found its home in many branding, packaging and book cover projects.
While I’ve always had a passion for type and typography, I stated out in web design. I eventually became Head of Design at Microsoft’s online division for Europe and then went on to start one of the UK’s top digital agencies, working with a range of well-known media and technology clients.
My love for typography was rekindled while at my agency and led me to create the Type Worship blog (see below). I sold my agency after an exhilarating and exhausting decade and decided to refocus entirely on type and lettering. I expanded my skills at the University of Reading where I studied type design and then letterpress printing at the St. Bride Foundation in London.
I moved to Sydney for a few years where I began designing my own fonts and developing my lettering expertise. I have now settled just outside of Bristol where I continue to focus on a rewarding balance of type design project and lettering commissions.
I also run the popular blog, Type Worship, exploring the endless trends and styles influencing the type and lettering world. I’m part of the team behind the typography magazine, 8 Faces, created by Elliot Jay Stocks, and I’ve written about type for many publications.
Selected articles and features:
Craftsmanship that would make William Morris proud, Typograph.Her
The Evolution of Chromatic Type, I Love Typography
Brim Narrow – Making a Chromatic Typeface, I Love Typography
Rig Shaded –Create your own 3D typeface, Creative Bloq
Last night a typeface saved my life, Lagom Magazine
Typographers’ Typefaces, Type Worship, 8 Faces Blog
How to design your own typeface, Creative Bloq
2013-2018 Typism Books 1,3,4, Finesse Press
2017 – Scripted, Custom Lettering in Graphic Design, Sandu Publishing
2017 – Type Tells Tales, Steven Heller, Gail Anderson
2017 – Expressive Type, Alex Fowkes
2016 – Sketching Type, Lee Sutey
2016 – 365 Typo, Étapes Editions
Award-winning fonts available at: