Tamye Riggs

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Tamye Riggs is a writer, editor, typographer, designer, and event planner specializing in typography and the related arts.

The self-titled type geek began her career by working as a typesetter and production artist throughout high school and college. After stints at big ad agencies, an entertainment news weekly, an oil and gas company, a trendy watch manufacturer, and a host of design studios in Dallas, Texas, Riggs moved to the typographic side of life. She has worked in creative, marketing, and management areas for Maryland-based [[Phils Fonts|Phil's Fonts]]/[[GarageFonts]] and [[FontShop]] San Francisco (including the editing of FSSF's recently-revived [[Font]] magazine).

For more than a decade, Riggs served as volunteer, founding board member, then Executive Director of the non-profit [[SOTA|The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA)]], which presents [[TypeCon]] annually. She is co-editor of SOTA's publication [[Interrobang]] with [[Stephen Coles]].

Under the brand TypeLife, Riggs consults for a number of foundries and type distributors and writes for design publications such as [[HOW]] and Computer Arts UK. She has authored seven books on type and motion graphics, including the acclaimed [[Indie Fonts]] series with [[Richard Kegler]] and [[James Grieshaber]].

A musician since childhood, Riggs has fronted several bands in Dallas and Washington, DC. A native Oregonian, Riggs now lives and works on the island of Alameda, just across the bay from San Francisco.