Christopher Slye

Business Manager in California

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I joined the typographic staff at Adobe in 1997, where I helped to expand the design and functionality of Adobe Originals typefaces, including Myriad, Tekton, Caflisch Script, and others. Later, as Technical Product Manager for Type, I helped guide Adobe’s type-related technology and initiatives, including its partnership with, and acquisition of, the pioneering web font service Typekit. Now as manager of business and licensing for type at Adobe, I work to improve the way people use and experience type through its Adobe Fonts service (formerly Typekit) and everywhere else.

I am a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. In the late ’80s, I was inspired by the emerging field of digital typography. I studied type design and type history while working as a graphic designer, eventually producing the Elmhurst typeface family (distributed by Font Bureau), and consulting for type-related companies such as Monotype and MvB Design.

I am a former member of the SOTA board of directors, which brings you TypeCon each year.

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