Panos Vassiliou is a Greek/Canadian type designer and a graduate of the University of Toronto. During his transition years over to typography, he got involved with a theatre company, founded a design studio, a publishing company and pursued an academic career. He has designed numerous commercial fonts as well as bespoke typefaces for international companies and organisations such as Bank of America, European Commission, UEFA, Financial Times, Ikea, National Geographic. He is regularly invited as a guest speaker to conferences and seminars to speak about typography and related topics. Panos is the founder of the independent type foundry Parachute® and has received more than twenty five international distinctions and awards including a Red Dot Grand Prix.