Speaker Sophia Tai
Sophia Tai is an independent typeface designer and font developer.
She is an alumna of the MA Typeface Design course at University of Reading, a recipient of the 2021 Women of Typographic Excellence title, and member of the Alphabettes network. Her postgraduate studies focused on Latin and Tamil multiscript typeface design and Tamil script research.
Shortly after graduating, Sophia made her debut on Future Fonts and released Streco, a reversed contrast superfat display font. She also created Foldit for Google Fonts, a display color font that uses variable-gradients using COLRv1 technology.
She hosts occasional *Work & Chill* livestreams on Twitch where she works on a typeface. Sophia is a part of the Fontathon crew, a group of live-streaming typeface designers who gathered in November 2022 for a 36-hour streamathon.