Jo De Baerdemaeker, born September 8 1974 in Brussels, Belgium, is considered one of the two active typedesigners of Belgium. Frederik Berlaen is the other one.
He is an experienced designer who has a passion for type and typography. Recently graduated at the University of Reading, Jo De Baerdemaeker designed and developed Lungta, a Tibetan-Roman typeface, and is eager to continue to work as a typeface designer, teacher and consultant.
He understands the complete creative process from concept to final output and keeps himself up-to-date regarding recent technological developments.
De Baerdemaeker is also ATypI Country Delegate for Belgium.
- Since October 2005 Jo De Baerdemaeker is undertaking a PhD entitled Tibetan Typeforms: from their inception in 1738 up to the present day at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK.
- 2003-2004 Master of Arts in Typeface Design, Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK. Graduated with distinction.
- 2001-2003 Postgraduate Aggregate Typography Plantin-Moretus Society, Antwerp, Belgium. Graduated with distinction.
- 1995-1999 Master of Arts Graphic Design and Communication at Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Brussels. Graduated with distinction. Awarded as Laureate of 1999. Exhibition at Art Gallery Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Brussels, Belgium (1999).
- Tibetan typography, a survey of evolutionary typestyles,
dissertation at University of Reading, September 2004
- Jacques-Francois Rosart sculpsit, essay at University of Reading, May 2004
- Defining a Tibetan character set, essay at University of Reading, January 2004