Meet the design and engineering experts behind the Monotype Studio

Meet the design and engineering experts behind Monotype fonts and technologies. Learn more about their life and career and see their amazing work. If you have a press inquiry, speaking opportunity or just want to say hello, we would love to hear from you.

Steve Matteson

As Creative Type Director at Monotype, Steve pioneers font legibility research, mentors young designers, and designs some of the world’s best known fonts

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Akira Kobayashi

Akira Kobayashi has three decades of experience and has worked with legends Adrian Frutiger and Hermann Zapf. His portfolio includes more than 80 typefaces

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Tom Foley

Tom Foley is our London-based Type Director, with over 10 years experience working in branding and type design.

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Toshi Omagari

A multilingual design expert, Toshi creates fonts for big brands like Google, Premier League and H&M. His portfolio also includes Neue Haas Unica and Metro Nova

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Jan Hendrik Weber

Jan Hendrik Weber oversees custom projects and supervises the development of the Monotype Library. He’s worked with brands like Bentley Motors and Canyon Bike

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Terrance Weinzierl

Terrance is an amazing type design talent dedicating most of his time to custom font design for brands. His portfolio also includes Kairos and Joanna Sans Nova

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Lynne Yun

Bringing experience in the ad industry and the world of hand lettering to her work, Lynne Yun takes a unique approach to typeface design

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Ryota Doi

Ryota Doi is a type designer for Monotype. He first became interested in type as a design student while at university in Japan.

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