About Jamie Clarke
I design illustrative lettering and decorative fonts. My approach is to blend imagery with lettering to enhance its message. This typographic style has found a home in branding and packaging projects and on book covers.
My background is originally in web design. I was Head of Design at Microsoft in Europe and went on to form one of the UK’s top digital agencies, where I worked with a range of well-known media and technology clients.
After a decade with my agency, I decided to specialise in type and lettering and refreshed my skills at the University of Reading, studying type design, and then letterpress at the St. Bride Foundation in London.
Update: I've returned to the UK after living in Sydney for few years, and have settled in the countryside just outside the city of Bristol. I’m currently working on custom lettering projects and my own typeface designs.
I also run the popular blog, Type Worship, exploring the endless styles and trends leading 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 several other 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
- Interview with Typeroom
- Last night a typeface saved my life, Lagom Magazine
- Typographers’ Typefaces, Type Worship, 8 Faces Blog
- How to design your own typeface, Creative Bloq