Seb Lester

Keynote Speaker, Workshop Instructor

Seb Lester trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins in London. He now lives and works in Lewes in East Sussex, England, as an artist and designer.

He has developed logos and letterform based illustrations for some of the world’s biggest companies, publications and events, including the likes of NASA, Apple, Nike, Intel, the New York Times, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and JD Salinger’s final reissue of The Catcher in the Rye. Previously a Senior Type Designer at Monotype for nine years, he developed custom typefaces for many familiar brands including British Airways, Intel, H&M, The Daily Telegraph, Waitrose and Foster + Partners.

A love of calligraphy, patterns and ornamental design has pushed his work in exciting new directions, with around two million accounts following his regular posts on social media. He is passionate about letterforms stating, “I find the Latin alphabet to be one of our most beautiful and profound creations”.