After a successful career as a freelance type designer, which included working with major brands and design studios in Berlin and Amsterdam, Jan Hendrik Weber joined Monotype to advise clients on bespoke type and develop new markets in branding.
Having discovered a passion for type while studying graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Weber completed a degree in type design at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. His fascination with calligraphy and italic letterforms became part of a graduation thesis, which was released by Swiss publisher Niggli Verlag in 2010. Weber has designed several of his own fonts for European foundry OurType, and has worked with brands including Bentley Motors and Canyon Bikes as part of the team at brand agency KMS TEAM in Munich.
“Humans’ whole cultural and intellectual development is based on writing and reading. Each individual mark made by a certain pen/tool has its own individual character.”