Charles Nix.
Creative Type Director.

In his words.

Typography and type design is very direct and pure, in the way that we’re creating tools for other designers to use.

Charles Nix is a Creative Type Director, designer, typographer and educator. 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.

Prior to his position at Monotype, Charles co-owned a small publishing firm, where he designed hundreds of books, while also orchestrating all aspects of book production, from writing proposals to supervising printing. His experience in marketing, publicity and advertising gives him a unique perspective into the importance of type in branding.

Charles is also an educator, having chaired the Communication Design departments at the Center for Advanced Design in Malaysia and the Parsons School of Design in New York. He has taught dozens of courses in graphic design, typography and publication design, and recorded a number of type design courses for LinkedIn Learning. Charles is also chairman emeritus of the board of the Type Directors Club, an international organization dedicated to furthering typographic excellence.

Studio releases.

Thought leadership.

Ambiguity, designed by Charles Nix

The state of Ambiguity.

Charles Nix

Creative Characters Ep. 10: Hannelore Ocampo.

In episode 10, Creative Type Director Terrance Weinzierl interviews Hannelore Ocampo, Fonts Lead and Type Specialist at Ford Motor Company. The two discuss how to develop a cohesive in-car experience that reflects the needs of modern transportation.

Creative Characters Ep. 9: Angelina Lippert, Posterhouse.

Creative Type Director Charles Nix talks with Angelina Lippert, Chief Curator at the Posterhouse museum in New York City, about the history of poster design, the unseen hands behind some of the more iconic posters from history, and the finicky wonder of Rubylith.