Studio.

Meet the team.

The Monotype Studio hails from all corners of the globe. We design typefaces for the world’s most beloved brands, and have created some of this century’s most iconic and talked-about designs.

Charles Nix.

Charles Nix is a designer, typographer and educator, and is currently a type director for Monotype. He designed a number of popular typefaces in the Monotype Library, including Walbaum and Hope Sans, which received a Certificate of Typographic Excellence in the 22nd Annual Type Directors Club Typeface Design Competition. He’s also designed custom typefaces for Google Noto, Progressive Insurance and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Steve Matteson.

Steve Matteson is the creative type director for Monotype, and is a type designer, historian and letterpress printer. He has designed more than 80 typeface families including brand families for Toyota, Microsoft and Google, as well as for the Monotype Library, including a dozen revivals of Frederic Goudy’s typefaces.

Akira Kobayashi.

Type director Akira Kobayashi has three decades of experience, with an extensive background in Japanese typeface design and a deep understanding of calligraphy. After studying at Musashino Art University in Tokyo for four years, Akira Kobayashi accepted his first job at phototypesetting manufacturer Sha-Ken Co., where he was involved in the lengthy and intricate process of designing Japanese fonts.

Robin Hui.

Robin Hui joined Monotype Hong Kong as a type designer in 1988. He is currently the chief design and production manager of Monotype Hong Kong, responsible for a wide variety of type design and technology projects, including compression, hinting and rendering control of typefaces across different platforms. Before joining Monotype, he worked 10 years as a professional typesetter where Robin gained experience in how type is used effectively, while also developing a strong passion for Chinese typography.

Carl Crossgrove.

Carl Crossgrove is a senior type designer at Monotype. From Carl’s early interest in calligraphy and drawing, through his youth and college years studying fine arts and book arts, to his eventual degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Printing/Typography, the constant thread in Carl’s life has been his fascination with letterforms.

Marianna Paszkowska.

As an advanced font engineer for Monotype, Marianna Paszkowska supports type designers and customers by ensuring fonts look and perform as intended. Having discovered a passion for type while studying graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Marianna refined her skills at a post-graduate course in type in Warsaw.

Emilios Theofanous.

Born in Cyprus, Monotype senior type designer Emilios Theofanous, has a soft spot for quality Greek and multilingual typography. Since joining Monotype, he has worked on multiple custom and Library projects. Prior joining Monotype, he collaborated with international foundries and contributed to large-scale projects such as Source Serif Greek Italic for Google Fonts and Adobe.

Malou Verlomme.

Malou Verlomme is senior type designer for Monotype, and has been with the company since 2016. His Camille typeface has the honor of being part of the collection at France’s Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP).

Erica Carras.

Erica Carras is a type designer for Monotype. Erica fell in love with typography, when on an unexpected class trip to the Updike Collection while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. In that room she saw the history and variety of typographic design and asked “Do people still do this?” The next day she started drawing letters and has never stopped.

Kel Troughton.

Kel Troughton is a type designer in the Monotype Studio. Kel’s experience came from his time working as a hand-letterer, designing for signage, illustrations and logos. He is a graduate of the [email protected] West Certificate Program, and he studied graphic design at Cabrillo College.

Kamal Mansour.

Kamal Mansour is a linguistic typographer for Monotype. Since the mid 1990s, Kamal has worked on the typography of many languages from around the globe. During that time, he has been involved in the development of the Unicode Standard, which enables the digital support of all the world’s languages. In addition, he has extensively developed code necessary for the correct typographic shaping of many complex writing systems.

Juan Villanueva.

Juan Villanueva is a type designer at the Monotype Studio in New York City. His contributions to the Monotype Library include designs such as Walbaum and Sagrantino. He’s worked on custom typefaces for clients including Tencent Sans, Ricky Zoom, and multiple Google Noto fonts.