Thomas Phinney is a type designer who has created fonts for Adobe and Google. He is the former CEO of FontLab, and previously had strategic/technical product management roles at Adobe and Extensis. Phinney has been on the board of ATypI since 2004. He has four patents and a medal, as well as an MS in printing/typography from RIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
Phinney is also the world’s leading “font detective.” His expert witness clients have included a “big three” auto maker and a major California city. He has been consulted on questioned documents by The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, PBS television’s History Detectives, BBC News, NPR, the US Treasury, and many others.