Home / About ATypI / Who we are / Elections 2023: ATypI board of directors / Board candidate Gloria Kondrup

Board candidate Gloria Kondrup

Portrait of Gloria Kondrup

We asked Gloria to share everything ATypI members could ever want to know about her. She had many things to tell us!

Please provide us with your bio.

Gloria Kondrup’s professional career spans the fields of art, design, and education. As a design consultant she has helped evolve extensive branding, identity, and packaging systems. Companies benefiting from her expertise include Aon, Avon, and Goodwill Industries. As a full-time professor at ArtCenter College of Design, Gloria has been a dedicated design educator for over two decades, shaping and inspiring future generations of designers. She instills in her students the importance of ethical design practices, fairness and equality, and respect for our natural environment.

As the Director of Archetype Press, ArtCenter’s unique and vibrant letterpress studio, she redefined the value of typography and analog technology in the digital landscape. In 2015, Gloria was instrumental in the fundraising for and creation of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT) and currently serves as its Executive Director. Established as a legacy for her colleague and long-time friend Leah Hoffmitz Milken, the HMCT furthers the advancement and study of typography through its educational programs and generous student scholarships and awards, educator grants, and fellowships.

In addition, Gloria is an avid supporter of contemporary art and arts education in southern California, through her patronage of artists and arts organizations. Her own fine art prints and limited-edition artist books are in private and public collections including AIGA, The Getty, and the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. Gloria lectures nationally and internationally on typography and design topics that include culture, politics, education, and ethics. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine art and a master’s degree in design, and is currently serving on the board of Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI).

Give us a sentence that perfectly describes your love for type.

Type is an important sustainable cultural artifact.

Before this year, were you a member of ATypI? If so, when?

Yes, I have been a member of ATypI since 2015.

Were you previously a member of the ATypI board, or a country delegate? If so, when?

Yes, I have been a board member for the past two years.

Describe your experience/involvement with ATypI activities.

As a board member, I have served on the governance committee and the sustainability committee. My organization, the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography has supported ATypI by underwriting the African typography panel for Type all over, and by presenting the exhibition MST [multi-script typefaces] at ATypI Tokyo.

Tell us about your current and past involvement with other type and design organizations.

Executive Director of Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography, Board Member of the California Book Club; Member of the American Printing History Association; Member of TDC; Supporter of Partners in Print, supporter and sponsor of Typographics, NYC; sponsor of Letratica, Mexico, Sponsor of D&AD New Blood Typography Brief (with Google).

Describe your leadership experience with other nonprofits and work with conferences, workshops, publications, teaching, or other activities in the type, design, tech, and related communities.

Founding and current Executive Director of Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography and Archetype Press, ArtCenter College of Design. Professor at ArtCenter College of Design.

Why should ATypI members elect you to represent them on the board of directors?

My dedication to the preservation of the professional field of typography, letterform design, and typographic education.

The candidate did not provide a personal video statement to the ATypI membership in support of their candidacy. Please consider the other informative materials they submitted when choosing who to vote for.

Answers and materials were provided by the candidate as part of their self-nomination for the ATypI board election. Candidate is a paid ATypI member in good standing and agrees to remain so if they are elected.