Cleo is a Designer for lack of a better description. She’s actually some combination of artist, empath, violinist, typographer, illustrator, high-tech/low tech enthusiast, and oyster farmer. She majored in Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. There, she was the first to use computers (Apple II) with her senior thesis (an animated shell form) which lead to a number of early computer adventures.
She joined the Digital Typography group at Stanford University as one of four pursuing a Masters in what computers could do for type under the guidance of Donald Knuth and Charles Bigelow. At Stanford, she designed a 1100 character font of Egyptian Hieroglyphs while working at various Silicon Valley start-ups at the time – Apple, Adobe, NeXT. At Adobe she designed Sonata, a font of music notation. At Apple she is known for creating the eWorld interface – Apple’s online service.
In keeping with a great lack of definition and love of high-tech/low-tech, she hit the road for 10 years traveling throughout India & Nepal, Indonesia, South America, Europe to the Middle East – creating advocacy websites for Non-Government Organizations.
Her roots are in New England where she maintains an old farm house and lives / works off the grid on a small island in Maine. She has been with CipherSpace since the early days combining her many hats to work on internal projects as well as client websites and design.