Louise Paradis (*1980) is a graphic designer, art director and professor with special interests for typography and history of graphic design. She holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a master’s degree in art direction from the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). For several years, she worked as a graphic designer and art director in Los Angeles and Montreal, mainly in the fashion industry for companies such as SSENSE and American Apparel. As a freelancer, she has carried out several projects in the fields of art and culture. She is a long-time collaborator for the Swiss type foundry Optimo, for which she has been responsible of font licensing and editor of web content. Since 2021, she holds a professor position at the Université Laval in Quebec City.