Sara Soskolne.
Creative Type Director.

In her words.

The essential power of type is as the tone of voice of the written word. As our world grows ever more digital, and thus typographic, the ability to understand and harness that power becomes ever more fundamental.

Sara Soskolne ist Creative Type Director und Designerin. Als bekennende Bücherwurm ist ihre tiefste Inspiration als Schriftdesignerin die Erfahrung des Lesens, und ihr besonderes Interesse gilt der Gestaltung von Schriften, die diese Erfahrung nicht nur unterstützen, sondern bereichern. Ursprünglich war sie Grafikdesignerin, doch ihre zunehmende Faszination für Schriften ließ sie schließlich an der University of Reading in Großbritannien Schriftdesign studieren und anschließend bei Hoefler&Co. praktizieren.

Prior to joining Monotype, Sara played a part in nearly every H&Co typeface after her arrival there in 2005 — as a designer, and later also through her oversight of the type design team. Among those, she contributed to the development of the Verlag, Chronicle, Gotham, Tungsten, Idlewild, Numbers, Sentinel, and Whitney families, and played a formative role in the design of Quarto, Ringside, and Decimal. 

Her master’s dissertation research sparked an ongoing project exploring the evolution of the sans serif in the types of the 19th century, and she was one of the founding instructors of the [email protected] Condensed certificate program. As an only partially reformed Torontonian living in New York, Sara still spells like a Canadian and can’t really think in Fahrenheit.