Based in Beijing, Dr Zhao Liu is a type and visual communication designer from China. She graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) where she is currently a teacher, researcher into the history of Chinese type design. Expert of State Language Commission cultural and creative Chinese typography research center, deputy director of Chinese typography art and design research center of CAFA.
Zhao divides her time contributing to different aspects of the Chinese typographic community: as ATypI’s country delegate; curator of the exhibitions (The Way of Type and New York Type Directors Club’s (TDC) Exhibition Tour China); and as a judge in type design contests (Granshan from 2016 and Hiii Typography 2016). Additionally, she contributes to the translation of the type design software Glyphs into Chinese, and acts as editor of the Latin type design series in Chinese, supported by Central Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Reading, and ATypI.
SinoType team member of Source Han Sans and Source Han Serif. Director of one of Chinese typography art and design project, Ministry of culture National Social Science Fund. Director of Centennial CAFA major theoretical research project. One of the translators of Glyphs simplified Chinese version. Show work or have lectures in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Xi'an, Wuhan, Changchun, Guilin, Hongkong, Paris, Seoul, Reading, San Jose and Lublin.