TienMin Liao
is a New York-based independent type designer and typographer.

She studied
typeface design
at The Cooper Union and has had the pleasure of working with Pentagram, W+K, Netflix, Kontrapunkt, Newlyn, Sharp Type, Prophet, Elmwood, and Siegel+Gale on
typeface design
,
logotype development
and
wordmark localization
for established brands and organizations.   

Her work has been recognized by TDC, Tokyo TDC, ADC, and Morisawa Type Design. She is named one of the Ascenders by TDC.

She lives in Long Island City and loves 
avocado & Bezier curve.


If you are interested in working together, please feel free to get in touch︎Hi@typeji.com







Award &
Recognition 

Art Directors Club Award, Gold, 2020
Tokyo TDC, Excellent Work, 2020
Morisawa Type Design Competition, Bronze, 2019
22nd Annual TDC Typeface Design Competition, Judge's Choice and Award of Excellence, 2019
9th Annual Typography Competition Communication Arts, Award of Excellence, 2019
TDC Ascenders, 2018
TDC 64 Communication Design Competition, Award of Excelence 2018
Tokyo TDC, Excellent Work, 2018


Interviews
and Articles

Designing Bilingual Lettering, Communication Arts ︎︎︎
TienMin Liao on how to design bi-scriptual logotypes and letterings, It's Nice That ︎︎︎
廖恬敏、複数の文字体系による書体デザイン, NorthEast ︎︎︎
The Malee Sholarship Case Study ︎︎︎
TienMin Liao, Femme Type ︎︎︎
專訪字體設計師: 廖恬敏––中英字體適配的秘密︎︎︎
The Malee Scholarship Team Interview ︎︎︎
一次關於跨文化文字設計的討論:審美、理念與思路, The Type ︎︎︎
Branding across cultures —how to pair Latin and Kanji type, TypeThursday ︎︎︎  
雙語標準字:思路與實踐, The Type ︎︎︎
Bilingual Lettering, Typism ︎︎︎


Selected
Publications

Communication Arts, No 439, 2021
BranD Magazine Vol.35, 2021 
Typodarium 2021Design 360 Magazine, No.89, 2020
PAGE Magazine #382, 2020
O1 Magazine, Vol.3, 2020
Posterzine, Issue 56, 2020
Typodarium 2020
TYPE, No.4, 2019
Morisawa Type Design Competition Annual, 2019
New Aesthetic–The curation of independent type design, 2019
TDC Typography 40, 2019
Étapes Magazine, issue 249, 2019
FemmeType, 2019
Communication Arts, no. 426, 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 is a New York-based independent type designer and typographer. 

She studied typeface design at The Cooper Union and has had the pleasure of  working with Pentagram, W+K, Netflix, Kontrapunkt, Newlyn, Sharp Type, Siegel+Gale, Prophet, and Elmwood on typeface design, logotype development and wordmark localization for established brands, organization and film titles.  
Her work has been recognized by TDC, Tokyo TDC, ADC, Morisawa Type Design. She is named one of the Ascenders by TDC.




Her work has been recognized by TDC, Tokyo TDC, ADC, and Morisawa Type Design. She is named one of the Ascenders by TDC.

She lives in Long Island City and love avocado & Bezier curve. 

If you are interested in working together, please feel free to get in touch︎Hi@typeji.com


 Award &
 Recognition

Art Directors Club Award, Gold, 2020
Tokyo TDC, Excellent Work, 2020
Morisawa Type Design Competition, Bronze, 2019
22nd Annual TDC Typeface Design Competition, Judge's Choice and Award of Excellence, 2019
9th Annual Typography Competition Communication Arts, Award of Excellence, 2019
TDC Ascenders, 2018
TDC 64 Communication Design Competition, Award of Excelence 2018
Tokyo TDC, Excellent Work, 2018


 Interviews
 & Articles

Designing Bilingual Lettering, Communication Arts, 2020
TienMin Liao on how to design bi-scriptual logotypes and letterings, It's Nice That, March 2020
廖恬敏、複数の文字体系による書体デザイン, NorthEast, 2020
TienMin Liao, Femme Type, 2020
專訪字體設計師: 廖恬敏, 中英字體適配的秘密, 2020
The Malee Scholarship Team Interview, 2019
一次關於跨文化文字設計的討論:審美、理念與思路, The Type, 2018
Branding across cultures —how to pair Latin and Kanji type, TypeThursday, 2017
雙語標準字:思路與實踐, The Type, 2017
Bilingual Lettering, Typism, 2017





 Selected  Publication 

Communication Arts, No 439, 2021
BranD Magazine Vol.35, 2021
Typodarium 2021
Design 360 Magazine, No.89, 2020
PAGE Magazine #382, 2020
O1 Magazine, Vol.3, 2020
Posterzine, Issue 56, 2020
Typodarium 2020
TYPE, No.4, 2019
TYPE, No.4, 2019
Morisawa Type Design Competition Annual, 2019
New Aesthetic–The curation of independent type design, 2019
TDC Typography 40, 2019
Étapes Magazine, issue 249, 2019
FemmeType, 2019
Communication Arts, No 426, 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



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