Maris Latham talks us through her final-year Graphic Communication project on the links between typography and gender bias.

Maris Latham is a Welsh-speaking type enthusiast from Llanelli and who has spent the past three years loving every minute of studying Graphic Communication at Cardiff School of Art and Design. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, Maris can be found skydiving and track-racing whenever she isn’t getting stuck into a new design brief. She recently entered the International Society of Typographic Designers for her book exploring the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and has just been awarded the Creativity, Professionalism and Exemplary Student Leadership Award for her work. Maris explores the role of design in today’s society by focusing on social issues that matter to her and combining them with her love of typography and design. With her final project exploring gender stereotypes embedded within typography, Maris has designed her own family of typefaces and is looking forward to joining the creative industry and pushing her skills further yet.

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Maris Latham is a Welsh-speaking type enthusiast from Llanelli and who has spent the past three years loving every minute of studying Graphic Communication at Cardiff School of Art and Design. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, Maris can be found skydiving and track-racing whenever she isn’t getting stuck into a new design brief. She recently entered the International Society of Typographic Designers for her book exploring the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and has just been awarded the Creativity, Professionalism and Exemplary Student Leadership Award for her work. Maris explores the role of design in today’s society by focusing on social issues that matter to her and combining them with her love of typography and design. With her final project exploring gender stereotypes embedded within typography, Maris has designed her own family of typefaces and is looking forward to joining the creative industry and pushing her skills further yet.

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