Associate Professor of Graphic Design Mark Jamra has been recognized by Typographica.org as having one of the best typefaces of 2014. Mark is a renowned type designer and has been designing typefaces for close to 30 years. His company, TypeCulture, is an independent type foundry and academic resource. Typographica reviewed Jamra's typeface Phoreus Cherokee, which is one of the very few Cherokee typefaces available for use. The review talks about the desperate need for a quality Cherokee typeface,
Erin McLaughlin commented in his review on Typographica.org on March 19, 2015: "Four years ago, in a conference room filled with type enthusiasts, three representatives of the Cherokee Nation explained why the world still needs more fonts. Of their 316,000 members (the largest tribal nation in the USA), only 22,000 native Cherokee speakers remain, and only a handful of Cherokee fonts exist, most of poor quality. Users have no way to make a headline bold or to italicize words for emphasis. Traditional Cherokee type designs are intricate and of high contrast, poorly suited for reading on screen. New, multifunctional Cherokee fonts are an essential tool necessary for the education, communication, and survival of their language. That is why I salute Mark Jamra. He stepped up."