John Gambell is the Yale University Printer, a role established in 1920 that provides graphic design, editorial, art direction, and quality-control services in all areas of University communication from campus signage to branding. In 1999 he led a major project to rework Yale University's 1995 Web front door, and in 2006 his office provided design leadership that resulted in the current appearance of the Yale University and Yale School of Medicine sites. In 2001 he commissioned from Matthew Carter the proprietary typeface "Yale," which has become a core visual component of the University's graphic identity. In addition to design responsibilities, the Office of the University Printer edits and publishes the annual print and Web editions of Yale's seventeen course catalogues. Prior to becoming University Printer in 1998, Mr. Gambell operated a design studio in New Haven that produced a range of print publication and museum exhibition catalogues, as well as Web sites, signage, and packaging. His design work has been recognized with awards from American Association of Museums, American Association of University Presses, New England Museum Association, Maine Photographic Workshops, and many others. Mr. Gambell received a B.A. in English from Middlebury College and served for a number of years at Mystic Seaport in its Education Department. He simultaneously studied printmaking and graphic design at Wesleyan University and worked on several photographic printing projects under the direction of Richard Benson in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1981 he earned an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale School of Art, where he has taught design and typography at the graduate and undergraduate levels since 1983. He currently holds the faculty rank of Senior Critic.