Fiona specializes in type design and typography primarily for Arabic, South Asian, and Thai scripts, having a background in languages with a PhD in Indian Palaeography (SOAS). Fiona is a part-time
member of staff of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK), where she is Professor in Type Design. She is currently running a Leverhulme-funded
‘Women in Type’ research project: https://research.reading.ac.uk/women-in-type/.
Fiona works as a consultant, type designer, author, and lecturer; her recent design work has been in collaboration with Tim Holloway, John Hudson and Neelakash Kshetrimayum for clients such as Ananda Bazar Patrika, Adobe, Microsoft, Monotype and Harvard University Press. For her work in type design and education Fiona received the SoTA Typography Award (2014) and the Type Director’s Club Medal (2018)