Jane Patterson holds degrees in fine and computer arts from Colorado College and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She specializes in color theory and type design. She has lectured and instructed courses at the School of Visual Arts, Yale University School of Design, Kodak Center for Creative Imaging, and the Art Center College of Design, Europe. Apprenticed to Ed Benguiat at Photolettering Inc., Jane turned to life as a type designer, joining the Font Bureau in 1991, where she became Senior Designer & Office Manager. Today she is the founder of Design Lab SRL, Milan, Italy.