Ina Saltz is an art director, designer, author, photographer and Professor of Art at The City College of New York whose areas of expertise are typography and magazine design. She has written over 50 articles on typography and design, and in 2013, Ina became a lynda.com author: her newest course is "Foundations of Typography."
Ina's third book, "Body Type 2: More Typographic Tattoos," was published in 2010 by Abrams Image. "Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type," was published by Rockport Press in 2009. Ina's first book, "Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh," was published by Abrams Image in 2006.
Ina is a co-author of "Typography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography, published in 2012 by Rockport Press. It was named one of the top 11 reference books of 2012 across all subjects by the American Library Association.
Please visit her website at www.bodytypebook.com, and check out her typography tutorial at lynda.com.
In 2012, fifteen of Ina's essays on typography and logotypes were published by Phaidon Press in "The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design." Her work has also appeared in "Handwritten," (2007) edited by Steve Heller; "100 Habits of Successful Publication Designers," (2008) by Laurel Saville; "Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failures, and Lessons Learned," (2008) edited by Steve Heller; and "The Education of an Art Director," (2005) edited by Steve Heller and Veronique Vienne.
In 2006, a solo show of her photographs from "Body Type" appeared at Cooper Union's Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography and in 2007, at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center's Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.
Ina was the Design Director at Time Magazine (International Editions), Worth Magazine, and other magazines including Golf Magazine, Golf for Women Magazine, and Worldbusiness Magazine; she has consulted at Business Week and Consumer Reports. With her occasional collaborator, Donald Partyka, Ina designed a prototype for a new magazine for "policy wonks" called "The Americas Quarterly," for the Council of the Americas; AQ launched in 2007.
Ina is on the design faculty of the Stanford Publishing Course, and she has also taught "virtually" for Stanford via webcast. Ina frequently lectures on topics related to magazine design and typography, including, most recently, in Toronto, Atlanta, Denver, San Jose, Moscow, Calgary and Amsterdam.
Ina was one of the first art directors to work on a computer in 1981 at Time Inc's Teletext Project, a precursor of the web.
Ina received a BFA from Cooper Union in New York City; her lifelong love of letterforms intensified there when she studied calligraphy with Don Kunz. Among her calligraphic teachers and mentors are Hermann Zapf and Donald Jackson.
Ina has chaired, co-chaired and judged numerous design, typography and photography competitions: the National Magazine Awards, AIGA, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Type Directors Club, the Ozzies, the City and Regional Magazine Association, and others.
She is currently on the boards of the SPD and the TDC.