Hasselt, Belgium
Hasselt University

Ann Bessemans (prof. dr.) is a legibility expert and award-winning graphic and type designer. She founded the READSEARCH legibility research group at the PXL-MAD School of Arts and Hasselt University where she teaches typography and type design. Ann is the program director of the international Master program ‘Reading Type & Typography’. Ann received her PhD from Leiden University and Hasselt University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gerard Unger. She is a member of the Data Science Institute UHasselt, a member of the working group Art, Science and Technology at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts and lecturer at the Plantin Institute of Typography.