Jason Tselentis is an educator, writer, and designer living in North Carolina. He has completed print and interactive design for corporations, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and charities. He has also consulted award-winning creative agencies on best practices, and participated in think tanks and research studies with Intel Labs. As Associate Professor at Winthrop University’s Department of Design, he teaches visual communication design, brand strategy and development, web design, and typography. Jason has volunteered as Development Director for the Charlotte AIGA, and has served on their Advisory Board since 2009 focusing on education and membership.
His writings about design and visual culture have appeared in Arcade, Eye, mental_floss, Open Manifesto, HOW, and Print magazines. He is a Print contributing editor. Jason has four books to his credit on design and typography principles, and design history. He contributed to The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, a reference for design professionals, enthusiasts, and educators. His book Type, Form & Function explores typography fundamentals for the novice to advanced designer. Typography Referenced, co-authored with leading educators and professionals from around the world, covers nearly every aspect of typography and lettering including history and contemporary usage, and was named to the 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List by the American Library Association’s Reference & User Services Association. The Graphic Designer’s Electronic-Media Manual guides readers through web design principles and practices.
Between 2003 and 2009 he regularly contributed to the award-winning design forum Speak Up as an author. He has blogged for RockPaperInk and AIGA, and writes for HOWdesign.com, PrintMag.com, and Fonts.com.