Joshua Farmer works as a freelance senior writer and editor, consultant, and instructor. He champions simplicity, clarity, and excellence in all things; shoddy is not his cup of tea. This commitment has allowed him to build a client roster that, besides TypeTogether, includes Martina Flor, Underware, Tobias Frere-Jones, Laura Worthington, Neil Summerour (Positype and Swash & Kern), Joana Correia (Nova Type), the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), the 365Typo books, TYPE Magazine, as TypeCon workshop instructor, and many others.
Josh’s wide-ranging background and interests help him approach text from the perspective of a designer and design from the mindset of an editor. He has worked on branding, researched and chosen typefaces to set a tone, taught about writing and editing and using type, and even played drums on an album. With nine books to his ghostwriting and editing credit, an Advertising Artist’s Guild Award, a nursing degree, and a real estate business, this perpetual learner likes to stay productive.
Josh stumbled onto a love for type when he noticed his writing could undergo a significant change in voice with a simple change of typeface. Joshua and his family currently make their home amidst an arts resurgence in America’s silicon prairie, Kansas City, where he has taught typography at the renowned Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI).
Josh has been TypeTogether’s senior copywriter and editor since 2015.
Contact him at [email protected].