Fay McAlpine

Fay McAlpine

Senior tutor, Ngā Pae Māhutonga - The School of Design

Fay McAlpine is a graphic designer with a passion for typography. McAlpine’s background is in publishing, advertising and corporate design. She has over fifteen years experience designing corporate identity systems and publications for DesignWorks, working in their Wellington, Auckland and Sydney offices.

  • Expertise

    McAlpine is interested in experimenting with letterform and handmade type, environmental graphic design, information and editorial design, alternative book structures, binding techniques, design methodology, contemporary art and design history.

  • Teaching Focus

    McAlpine primarily teaches in the BDes visual communication design programme, particularly into the areas of graphic design – with a strong desire to promote the typographical aspect of visual communication. Specialisations are teaching typographic fundamentals, type history, publication design, typographic practice in spatial environments and interpretive, navigational or informational typography.

  • Qualifications

    Dip VCD (dist) (Wellington Polytechnic)

  • Professional Affiliations

    International Society of Typographic Design (ISTD)