My 30 year affiliation with Monotype has ended and I am now working on my own to make, teach, and research all things TYPE. I’ll be offering:
Custom typeface design services as well as designing new licensable fonts. I love to draw type that meets specific client needs.
Independent brand-font consultations – because no single foundry has all the solutions.
Type-related research pertaining to branding and legibility.
Trained as a letterpress printer I’ve used these roots to inform my work in these evolving digital times.
My main ambitions in type design is maintaining legibility while capturing the unique tone of voice required by my clients.
I have designed or revived over 90 typeface families – nearly 30 of which are for corporate branding. For a showing of some of my retail typefaces click here.
Legibility Research: I have worked with MIT’s AgeLab in conducting ground-breaking research in quantifying what makes type legible. Read more here and here. My hope is to make an impact on good UI design that enables safe and ergonomic interaction with fonts.
Segoe for Microsoft: A time-tested brand typeface released in 2004 that still provides high legibility, conveys approachability and is flexible enough for all Microsoft® products.
Toyota Type: An ergonomic and robust family of fonts which allows Toyota to speak in multiple tones for its extensive brand and its Olympic sponsorships.
Open Sans: Originally designed for Google branding, Open Sans was later introduced to the Google Fonts directory. It is the foundation for Noto Sans, the most complete Unicode-encoded multilingual font solution ever created. For a serif companion try Open Serif.
I’m particularly proud of the work I did with Saatchi & Saatchi on the Toyota brand
In 2020 I art directed the reimagined Futura Now typeface family with the Monotype Studio
In 2015 I initiated a study of the impacts of typefaces
on automobile interfaces