Principal Type began in 2015 as a creative studio in Portland, Oregon with a focus on design education. Our work is guided by the principle that strong typography is the heart of effective graphic design. This idea is ingrained in the successes of our students, clients, and collaborators.

As designers and educators, our goal is to inspire future creative careers. We intentionally use daring typography to guide those efforts. Our motto is simple: Bold design. Justified returns.


Since 2015

Wacom Center Event 1/21/19
— 4 of 5 chosen Portfolios

Graphis New Talent 2019
— 2 students featured

Graphis Typography 4
— Published 2018 4/2/2018
— 10 Promo-Driven Posters

Graphis New Talent 2018
— 4 students featured 4/18/2017
— 21 Striking Promotionals

Communication Arts 2017
— Typography Award

Communication Arts 2016
— Typography Award

Graphis new talent 2016
— 2 students featured

How Magazine Fall 2016
— Portfolio show poster