My name is Michele Patanè, and I will keep track of my work on this website. I’m a typeface designer, font engineer and researcher based in London, UK. I graduated at the Politecnico di Milano with a study on type and legibility. In 2011, I moved to the UK to attend the MA in Typeface design, at the University of Reading.
I worked at Dalton Maag from late 2012 to mid 2019; it was a brilliant experience that taught me about processes, teamwork, managing big projects with tight deadlines. I had the possibility to lead projects of international relevance, dive deep into the technical aspects of font production and be the team manager of a fantastic group of designers.
Research and teaching have always complemented my designer profile. I always try to bring theory and practice together. I taught from 2007 to 2011 in various institutes in Italy, and in the last few years I’ve been a visiting lecturer at the Typeface Design master programs at the University of Reading, UK, and at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland. I do also volunteer at St Bride Library, whose collection is an infinite source of inspiration. For the time being the library is closed, and I’m helping from remote with the blog. I have one article in the making that should see the light in few weeks.