Christopher Slye is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. After studying Art History at the University of California at Santa Cruz, he was inspired by the first designs from the Adobe Originals program in the late 1980s. He studied type design and type history while continuing to work as a graphic designer, eventually producing the text family Elmhurst for The Font Bureau and consulting for type-related companies such as Monotype and MvB Design. Christopher joined the typographic staff at Adobe in 1997, where he has helped to expand the design and functionality of Adobe Originals typefaces, including Myriad and Tekton. Today, he continues to assist with design and production of Adobe's growing library of typefaces in OpenType format.