Emilios Theofanous.
Creative Type Director.

In his words.

Design has to fulfill a purpose, it is the moment the vague becomes determination, the moment a direct action is taken for the interpretation of an idea.

Born in Cyprus, Monotype Creative Type Director Emilios Theofanous has a soft spot for quality Greek and multilingual typography. Since joining Monotype, Emilios has worked on many custom typeface projects for clients across fashion, banking, retail, and automotive sectors, as well as some iconic Monotype Library releases including Helvetica Now Variable. His latest typeface release ‘Touvlo’, has won the Communication Arts award of Excellence for typeface design.  

Being a firm believer of giving back and engaging with young designers, he enjoys giving workshops on type design and related emerging technologies. He is an avid collector of type specimens where he often turns for consultation, research and inspiration. In his spare time he is learning scripting for a more efficient type design process. Emilios is an EsadType graduate in type design, to go with a multidisciplinary background that includes a BSc in Mathematics and an MA in Digital Arts.

Studio releases.

Thought Leadership.

Future London Academy: Typography 3.0 with Monotype.

Emilios Theofanou, Phil Garnham and the team of the Future London Academy revisit their typographic craft, train the eye, and place form back into context.

From around the web.

Creative Characters podcast.

Emilios chats with Nathan Lance on the podcast, creative director at Leap, a B Corp certified design agency in Truro, England.

Monotype x Middlesex.

Phil Garnham and Emilios Theofanous, had the opportunity to host two online sessions, initially to help kickoff the project and a later session during the semester to discuss the process, critique the designs and answer any type design related questions.


Correos, national postal service, is a brand of more than 350 years. Together with branding agency, Summa, we designed a new font exclusively for Correos, named Cartero (Postman) in honour of the emblematic professionals that has shaped the company since its early days.

Emilios Theofanous