Jean François Porchez (*1964) is founder of Typofonderie and type director of ZeCraft. His expertise covers both the design of bespoke typefaces, logotypes and typographic consultancy. He is honorary President of the Association Typographique Internationale (was ATypI President in 2004–2007) and frequent speaker at conferences all over the world. Introduced to French Who’s Who in 2009. After training as a graphic designer, during which he focused on type design, Jean François Porchez worked as a type director at Dragon Rouge, then at Le Monde newspaper. Since 2012, he teaches at Type@ Cooper, Cooper Union (United States) and he is the programme director for typographic & type design at ECV (France). He taught type design at the MA typeface design at the Reading University (United Kingdom), at Ensad, (France) and conduct regularly type design workshops all over the world. He also contributes regularly to international publications. He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998 and numerous prizes for his typefaces.