Tamye Riggs

Biography

Tamye Riggs is a designer, writer/editor, and marketing consultant specializing in typography and the related arts.

Latest book: The Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Story for Adobe Type and Typekit. Nothing beats conversing with some of the most wonderful people in the type business. You know who you are.

Latest gigs: Executive Director of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI)—60th anniversary conference is in Warsaw this September, then on to Montreal in 2017. So rad!

Content creator for some totally awesome type foundries and distributors. I heart them.

Identity maker and campaign strategist for a local heroine running for a school board spot. Gotta love an underdog. Go, fight, win!

And now for the usual bio-type thing:
An unabashed type geek, Riggs began her alphabetic adventures as a newspaper and advertising typographer and production artist during high school and college. After spending time at big ad agencies, an entertainment news weekly, an oil and gas company, a trendy watch manufacturer, and design studios in Dallas, she moved to the typographic side of life. Riggs worked in creative, marketing, and management areas for Maryland-based Phil’s Fonts and GarageFonts and FontShop San Francisco, where she helped revive FSSF’s Font magazine.

For more than a decade, Riggs served as volunteer, founding board member, then Executive Director of The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), the non-profit cultural organization which presents the TypeCon design conference each year. She is co-editor and producer of SOTA’s magazine, Interrobang, with Stephen Coles.

Riggs has been featured in publications such as HOW, CreativePro.com, STEP Inside Design, and Computer Arts UK. She has authored eight books on type and motion graphics, including the acclaimed Indie Fonts series with Richard Kegler and James Grieshaber. Her Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design, was published as FONT in the UK and TIPOS in Spain. Riggs was recently featured in Women of Design, a HOW book by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit of UnderConsideration and Brand New.

Riggs works with type foundries, software companies, design firms, publishers, and other clients in need of creative, marketing, public relations, and social media support. A native Oregonian, Riggs lives and works in pastoral southwest Georgia, just a few miles down the road from Atlanta.