Mary Ann Bolger lectures in design history and critical theory at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). With Clare Bell, she is Ireland’s ATypI country delegate. Together they organized the Dublin 2010 ATypI conference and coordinate Typography Ireland. Mary Ann holds an M.A. from the Royal College of Art, where she is completing a PhD on post-war Irish graphic design and typography. She is the author of a book on Irish graphic design, Design Factory: On the Edge of Europe (Amsterdam: BIS, 2009).
Clare Bell lectures in Visual Communication (School of Art, Design & Printing, DIT). She received her B.A. (Graphic Design) at Central St Martins and worked for a number of years as an editorial designer on The Guardian newspaper. She is co-coordinator of Typography Ireland at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) with Mary Ann Bolger, board member of Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) and a regular assessor on the ISTD annual student assessment awards. A practicing designer, recent clients include IMRAM Irish Language Festival, In Print journal, NCAD/GradCAM (ObjectMatters: Making1916), ATypI (2010), The Joinery Gallery and Soundsdoable radio production (Culturefile, Soundstories).