A photo of CJ Dunn dressed in a blue jacket and standing on the street

Graphic Design (BFA)

CJ Dunn is a graphic and type designer and an adjunct assistant professor of graphic design at University of the Arts.


New York City-based CJ Dunn designs typefaces for retail and custom clients. He enjoys both making type and using type, and is interested in the dialogue between the two practices. 

Originally from Honolulu, Hawai’i, Dunn first got hooked on typography and typeface design while studying with Ed Benguiat at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He later completed a postgraduate certificate in typeface design from The Cooper Union. 


  • After a decade of work as a graphic designer, Dunn started his type design career working for Font Bureau in 2013 and in 2016 he launched his own type foundry, CJ Type. 

  • He released the typeface Louvette, which includes an augmented reality typeface specimen for iOS, and a RoboFont extension called Delorean.

  • Dunn designed Polaris, A Typographic Popup exhibition at MORI in Honolulu and objects from the popup are now available in the boutique’s store. 

  • He designed a pangram poster series for The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Shop. 

  • Dunn is a graduate of Type@Cooper, where he designed a typeface called Range.

Explore CJ Dunn’s website.

Awards and Accolades 

  • His first retail typeface, Dunbar, was chosen by Typographica as one of the Best Typefaces of 2016. 

  • Dunn’s work has been featured in publications including 

    • Print Magazine, 

    • Communication Arts,

    • Slanted Magazine and 

    • Revival Type: Digital Typefaces Inspired by the Past by Paul Shaw.