Petra Černe Oven is a designer, theoretician and author with a special interest in typography, information design and theory and history of visual communication design. She has received prestigious awards for design work and completed her PhD at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK).
She is a founding member and a member of the supervisory board of The Brumen Foundation, co-founder of the Institute of Design, and appointed country delegate and a board member at the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI).
Černe Oven has published professional and scholarly articles in Eye magazine, Typography Papers, Baseline, 2+3D, Emzin, Typomag, Hyphen, Oris and other magazines and academic journals. She has curated exhibitions and initiated and co-organised over 40 conferences and workshops and has published extensively in academic and professional media. She teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (University of Ljubljana) where she also serves as a head of Chair of Theoretical Studies.