Gerhard Bachfischer

Senior Lecturer, Visual Communication, School of Design, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Gerhard Bachfischer is a typographer/designer/educator with over 30 years of experience, half of it from overseas. He is currently the course director for Visual Communication in the School of Design / Faculty of Design Architecture and Building at the University of Technology, Sydney where he tries to convince students and colleagues alike about the importance of typography and its proper use.

Current research areas include design practice, design education, and the integration of technology and creative skills in both design practice and education.

Gerhard completed his doctorate, “Framework of Influential Factors on the Typographic Quality of Text Perceived by its Audience”, in 2009 at UTS. Since then his favourite words seem to be “the quality without a name” and “essences” of any kind - both being at the core of his PhD study and both still a complete mystery to him.

His wife, Dr Agnieszka Bachfischer, co-authors most articles with him.


  • –present
    Lecturer, School of Design, University of Technology, Sydney