James Craig is responsible for the creation of this Web site as a means of enhancing the study of typography. Mr. Craig, a well-known author of books on graphic design, was born in Montreal, Canada. He studied fine arts in Montreal and Paris before immigrating to the United States. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union and his MFA from Yale University. Now semi-retired, Mr. Craig was the Design Director for Watson-Guptill Publications and is a member of the New York Art Directors Club, Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), Type Directors Club (TDC), Typophiles, and a past member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). At present he teaches typography and design at The Cooper Union and lectures widely. .

James Craig

Irene Korol Scala (formerly Zborovsky) is a fellow typophile and graduate of The Cooper Union. After completing postgraduate study in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem she returned to New York City, where she works in a prominent multi-disciplinary design studio, creating a variety of print and Web communication pieces. Irene is proud to have joined James Craig in teaching Typography 1: Introduction to Typography at The Cooper Union and in creating this Web site for Designing With Type.
Irene can be reached at

Irene Korol Scala


Peter Cacace began his career in graphic design and print production. However after spending a number of years in the field, Peter found his interest shifting to the challenging task of developing web sites and multimedia. His strong background in the graphic arts has enabled him to help develop a number of successful sites for a wide range of clients.