Thomas is product manager and font library curator for the WebINK web font solution from Extensis, in Portland. He is a typographer and type designer whose typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original. He regularly teaches type design with the global Crafting Type workshops, and has been a repeat guest lecturer for the MA Typeface Design program at the University of Reading, England.
Thomas has long been involved in the design, technical, forensic, business and historical aspects of type, as well as font standards development. He is also treasurer of the international typographic association ATypI, and writes extensively on typography for publications such as Communication Arts, academic journals, Extensis blogs, and thomasphinney.com.
He has testified in court as an expert witness on typography, and is sometimes quoted in the news.
Thomas has an MS in printing from RIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley.