I am a graphic designer with more than twenty years' experience across a wide range of print and branding projects. I have worked both in the private and public sectors, and I am currently working for myself, as well as collaborate on projects with Susen Vural Design.

I hold a BA (Hons) from Camberwell College of Arts, an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Art, and an MA (Res) in Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading. More recently, I received my PhD, also at the University of Reading, with a thesis entitled 'Linotype's design of new Greek typefaces for photocomposition in the Greek printing market, 1970-1980'.

Presently, I am a postgraduate research assistant on the three-year project 'Women in type: a social history of women’s role in type-drawing offices, 1910–90'. The project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is led by Professor Fiona Ross and includes Dr. Alice Savoie.

If you'd like to get in touch with regards to commissioning work, email me at helena@helenalekka.com

You can view my CV in detail on LinkedIn.

For my PhD research, see Academia.edu

For more information about the 'Women in type: a social history of women’s role in type-drawing offices, 1910–90', see: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Jan%202018%20newsletter_final.pdf