John Paul Dowling
—is heavily involved in typography, both in his own practice and in education. His work in typographic research, education and as a practitioner has been recognised in various capacities by AtypI, ISTD and SOTA. He has spoken at many design conferences and institutions, most notably TypeCon 2011 / 2014, Face Forward 2015 and ICTVC 2016. Later in 2016 he is due to speak at AtypI 2016 Warsaw.
He has lectured internationally and is currently Head of Department: Visual Communication at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Previously he worked for 8 years as a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is also the Education Director, Board Member and Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers.