Jason Tselentis is an educator, writer, and designer who has completed print and interactive design for corporations, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and charities. He has consulted award-winning agencies and studios on best practices. As Associate Professor at Winthrop University’s Department of Design, Jason teaches visual communication design, brand strategy and development, web design, type design, film studies, and comic book history. Jason has volunteered as Development Director for the Charlotte AIGA, and has served on their Advisory Board since 2009 focusing on education and membership.
He’s written about design and visual culture for Arcade, Eye, Mental Floss, Open Manifesto, and HOW magazines, as well as Print where he served as a contributing editor. Jason has four books to his credit on design and typography principles, and design history. He contributed to The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design and co-authored Typography Referenced, named to the 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List by the American Library Association’s Reference & User Services Association. His book Type, Form & Function explores type design and typography fundamentals and The Graphic Designer’s Electronic-Media Manual covers web design principles. Between 2003 and 2009 he regularly contributed to the award-winning design forum Speak Up as an author. He has blogged for RockPaperInk and AIGA, and wrote for both HOWdesign.com & PrintMag.com. He covered artificial intelligence, automation, and website design for Backchannel at Wired.com, and has also contributed to Design Observer.