Peiran Tan is a product and graphic designer based in San Francisco, currently at Notion. He‘s interested in systems that mass-produce beautiful and egalitarian artifacts.
Peiran writes about typography and design history with a focus on 20th century modernism. He’s an editor at The Type, an independent design media platform in China, and contributed to some of its award-winning publications.
Peiran likes hiking, kayaking, go-karting, and making coffee. He lives with his girlfriend and Slippy, a tabby cat (see a picture).
NotionDesigner, web presence 2021–
EthosProduct designer, partnerships 2020–21
Dubberly Design OfficeInteraction design intern 2018
LippincottVisual communication design intern 2017
Work & Co.Design intern 2016
Automating typographic finesse on the web with variable fontsTypeCon, Typographics TypeLab 2023.8, 2023.6
Romanée & ways to look at revival fontsLatin type design program, 3type 2023.7
TThe Type 2018–22, iss. 1–50 Selected in Tokyo TDC Annual Awards, 2021
T 2020The Type 2020
Georgia Institute of TechnologyMSc. Human-computer interaction 2018–20
University of WashingtonB.Design Visual communication design 2013–17