Type and lettering by TIENMIN LIAO

TienMin Liao is an independent graphic and type designer specializing in custom letterforms, brand typography and logotype Kanji/Chinese localization. Her work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, Tokyo TDC and Morisawa Type Design Competition. She is named one of the Ascenders 2018 by the TDC.

TienMin studied typeface design at The Cooper Union. She works with Siegel+Gale, Prophet, Wieden+Kennedy, Pentagram, the Type Directors Club, Kontrapunkt and many more. She has designed custom typefaces and worked on various logotype projects from consumer brands to global organizations, including Birchbox, Wyndham, Verizon, Resideo, Hungryroot, USP and many more. She lives in Long Island City and loves Avocado & Bezier curve.


Available for freelance or commissions.

Feel free to get in touch: Hi@typeji.com

Awards & Honors

Selected Publications

Interviews & Articles

Morisawa Type Design Competition, Bronze, 2019

22nd Annual TDC Typeface Design Competition, Judge's Choice, Award of Excellence 2019

9th Annual Typography Competition, Award of Excellence, Communication Arts, 2019

TDC Ascenders, 2018
TDC 64 Communication Design Competition, 2018

Tokyo TDC Annual, 2018

TYPE, No.4, 2019

Morisawa Type Design Competition Annual, 2019

TDC Typography 40, 2019

Étapes Magazine, issue 249, 2019
FemmeType, 2019

Typography Annual 9, Communication Arts, 2019

Tokyo TDC Annual, 2018
TDC Typography 39, 2018

Asia-Pacific Design No. 14, 2018
BranD Magazine No.37, 2018
Asian Typography, 2017

Type Hybrid, 2016

Design360° magazine Vol.57, 2015

IdN magazine vol.22 no.2, 2015

CTA Creative Talk in Asia Vol.1, 2015

Type Player 3, 2014

Asian Creatives: 150 Most Promising Talents in Art, Design, Illustration and Photography, 2014

The Typographic Universe, 2014

Design Elements, 2nd Ed, 2014

 

 

 

TienMin Liao: Lettres bicontinentales, Étapes Magazine, issue 249, 2019

 

一次關於跨文化文字設計的討論(一):審美、理念與思路

Type is Beautiful, 2018

 

Branding across cultures — how to pair Latin and Kanji type

TypeThursday, 2017

 

Bilingual Lettering—Tien-Min Liao

Typism, 2017

 

雙語標準字:思路與實踐

Type is Beautiful, 2017

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2019. TIENMIN LIAO

TienMin Liao is an independent graphic and type designer specializing in custom letterforms, brand typography and logotype Kanji/Chinese localization. Her work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, Tokyo TDC and Morisawa Type Design Competition. She is named one of the Ascenders 2018 by the TDC.

TienMin studied typeface design at The Cooper Union. She works with Siegel+Gale, Prophet, Wieden+Kennedy, Pentagram, the Type Directors Club, Kontrapunkt, and many more. She has designed custom typefaces and worked on various logotype development and refinement projects from consumer brands to global organizations, including Birchbox, Wyndham, Verizon, Resideo, Hungryroot, USP and many more. She lives in Long Island City and loves Avocado & Bezier curve.


Available for freelance or commissions.

Feel free to get in touch: Hi@typeji.com

Awards & Honors

Morisawa Type Design Competition, Bronze, 2019

22nd Annual TDC Typeface Design Competition, Judge's Choice, Award of Excellence, 2019

9th Annual Typography Competition, Award of Excellence,  Communication Arts, 2019

TDC Ascenders, 2018

TDC 64 Communication Design Competition, 2018

Tokyo TDC Annual, 2018

Selected Publications

TYPE, No. 4, 2019

Morisawa Type Competition Annual, 2019

TDC Typography 40, 2019

Étapes Magazine, issue 249, 2019

FemmeType, 2019

Typography Annual 9, Communication Arts, 2019

Tokyo TDC Annual, 2018
TDC Typography 39, 2018

Asia-Pacific Design No. 14, 2018
BranD Magazine No.37, 2018
Asian Typography, 2017

Type Hybrid, 2016

Design360° magazine Vol.57, 2015

IdN magazine vol.22 no.2, 2015

CTA Creative Talk in Asia Vol.1, 2015

Type Player 3, 2014

Asian Creatives: 150 Most Promising Talents in Art, Design, Illustration and Photography, 2014

The Typographic Universe, 2014

Design Elements, 2nd Ed, 2014

 

Interviews &Articles

TienMin Liao: Lettres bicontinentales, Étapes Magazine, issue 249, 2019

一次關於跨文化文字設計的討論(一):審美、理念與思路

Type is Beautiful, 2018

 

Branding across cultures — how to pair Latin and Kanji type

TypeThursday, 2017

 

Bilingual Lettering—Tien-Min Liao

Typism, 2017

 

雙語標準字:思路與實踐

Type is Beautiful, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2019. TIENMIN LIAO