Fiona Ross specializes in non-Latin type design and typography, having a background in languages with a PhD in Indian Palaeography (SOAS). She works as a consultant, type designer, author, and lecturer; her recent design work has been in collaboration with Tim Holloway, John Hudson and Neelakash Kshetrimayum for clients such as Ananda Bazar Patrika, Adobe, Microsoft, Monotype and with Harvard University Press for the Murty Classical Library of India project. Fiona is a part-time member of staff of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK), where she is Professor of Non-Latin Type Design and Curator of the Department's Non-Latin Type Collection.
She is currently running a Leverhulme-funded research project ‘Women in type’ at the University of Reading: https://research.reading.ac.uk/women-in-type/
In 2014 Fiona received the SoTA Typography Award and in 2018 the TDC Medal.