About Jamie Clarke
I'm a freelance designer specialising in illustrative typography and display fonts. My approach is to blend imagery with lettering to create compelling visual stories. This typographic style has found its home in branding, packaging book covers projects.
My background is originally in web design. I was Head of Design at Microsoft for EMEA and then went on to build one of the UK’s top digital agencies, where I worked with a range of high-profile media and technology clients.
After a decade at my agency I decided to focus entirely on my passion for type and lettering. I refreshed my skills at the University of Reading, studying type design and then letterpress at the St. Bride Foundation in London.
After living in Sydney for a few years, I have settled in the countryside just outside of Bristol where I’m working on typography commissions 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
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