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TYPO London speakers: Karin von Ompteda

Karin von Ompteda explores type – and she is an expert on designing typefaces for the visually impaired. Karin is currently researching for a PhD at the Royal College of Art in London, where her work is focused on integrating scientific and design approaches to typeface legibility. When she changed to art school after two biology degrees in her home country of Canada, she followed her heart. However her approach to type, its shapes and structures has roots in her biological background.