Jason Tselentis is an educator, writer, and designer living in North Carolina. He has completed print and interactive design for corporations, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and charities, and consulted award-winning agencies and studios on best practices. As Associate Professor at Winthrop University’s Department of Design, he teaches visual communication design, brand strategy and development, web design, type design, and film studies. Jason has volunteered as Development Director for the Charlotte AIGA, and has served on their Advisory Board since 2009 focusing on education and membership.
His writings about design and visual culture have appeared in Arcade, Eye, Mental Floss, Open Manifesto, HOW, and Print magazines. He was a contributing editor with Print magazine. 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 writes for both HOWdesign.com & PrintMag.com. He wrote about artificial intelligence and websites that design themselves for Backchannel at Wired.com.