Jason Pamental

Jason Pamental

Design strategist, UX leader, technologist, and profound typography nerd. More specifically, typography on digital platforms like the web and native applications. I spend a good deal of time writing, speaking, and working with teams and brand owners about how to set type better on digital platforms, and do so in more modern and performant ways than many realize possible. Invited Expert to the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. I’ve spoken with teams from organizations like Condé Nast, GoDaddy, IBM—and given presentations and workshops at web and design conferences all over the world.

Twitter: @jpamental

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Short biography

Jason spends much of his time working with clients to establish their typographic systems and digital strategy, helping design and development teams works smarter and faster, and running workshops about all of the above. He is a seasoned design and user experience strategy leader with over 20 years’ experience on the web in both creative and technical roles, and an Invited Expert to the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. Clients range from type industry giants, Ivy League and High Tech, to the NFL and America’s Cup. He also researches and writes on typography for the web: he’s author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, articles for TYPE Magazine, .Net Magazine, PRINT Magazine, HOW, Monotype.com, and frequent podcast guest. Author of online courses for Aquent’s Gymnasium platform and Frontend Masters. He’s an experienced speaker and workshop leader, having presented at over 100 national and international conferences. The real story: mainly he just follows Tristan and Tillie around Turner Reservoir, posting photos on Instagram.

Full biography

Jason spends much of his time working with clients to establish their typographic systems and digital strategy, helping design and development teams works smarter and faster, and running workshops about all of the above. A long-time practitioner of web design and development, he first got involved with the industry in 1994. Over the years he has led projects ranging from Ivy League and High Tech to the NFL and America’s Cup from both creative and technical roles. His focus on web typography and digital strategy has been a natural outgrowth of that synthesis of technology and design.

After years of having his love affair with type stymied by the likes of font tags, SIFR, and Cufon, the advent of @font-face and the launch of Typekit gave new life and avenues of exploration. Since 2010 he’s been researching and writing on typography for the web and digital platforms, and is an Invited Expert to the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. He’s author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, articles for .Net Magazine, PRINT Magazine, HOW, Monotype.com, and more. He’s also a frequent podcast guest, having appeared on The Web Ahead, The Big Web Show, Boagworld, Non-Breaking Space, and others. Author of online courses for Aquent’s Gymnasium platform and Frontend Masters. An experienced speaker and workshop leader, he has presented at over 100 national and international conferences on the subjects of web typography, responsive design, and design strategy & process.

An avid road cyclist and reformed full-time competitor, he still grapples with the eternal question “if it’s not on Strava, did it really happen?” The real story: mainly he just follows Tristan and Tillie around Turner Reservoir, posting photos on Instagram.

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