Rathna Ramanathan is a graphic designer whose practice is situated around and inspired by the contexts of culture, language, typography and research. Based in London, UK and in Chennai, India, Rathna creates, teaches and writes about graphic design and typography. Her work has a strong print focus though she has been known to dabble in the creation of projects such as roadshows and exhibitions when unique and interesting opportunities offer themselves. She runs her own studio minus9, has a PhD in the History and Theory of Typography and Graphic Communication from the University of Reading and is Subject Head for Design and Interaction on the Graphic Communication Design programme at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. Her work with Tara Books has received a number of international awards. Rathna is the ATypI Delegate for India and advises on the design of Indic typefaces.