Jim Ford is a visual artist and designer from Chicago. Jim works predominantly in type design but includes custom lettering, art, and illustration in his growing portfolio. He has designed custom typefaces for agencies, corporations, publishers, software and hardware manufacturers, video games, devices, you name it! In addition to customer-driven work, Jim also has a wealth of original typeface designs, ranging from traditional text faces to innovative display lettering.
He studied advertising art direction and graphic design at Columbia College Chicago where he graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2005. While at Columbia, his passion for type started to take root. Jim sought out an internship with Ascender and was hired upon graduation. He was further exposed to every facet of type design and font development at Ascender. In 2013, Jim joined the Monotype studio as a type designer. Jim lives and works in Delavan, WI.