Ryota Doi.
Senior Type Designer.


In his words.

Collaborating with others from around the globe often gives me a chance to acknowledge and appreciate cultural differences.

Ryota Doi is a Senior Type Designer for Monotype. Ryota first became interested in type as a design student while at university in Japan. After receiving his BA in design from Tokyo University of the Arts, he enrolled in the MA typeface design program at the prestigious University of Reading, where he studied the differences between Japanese and Latin type.

Ryota specializes in designing Japanese typefaces that correspond to Latin counterparts and vice versa. Ryota helped design the popular Tazugane Gothic and Tazugane Info typefaces, which have been used by dozens of brands to express brand messages in Japanese and Latin languages. He also worked on a custom project for Bridgestone Type, and his work on Shorai Sans won multiple awards, including the Red Dot 2022, Good Design Award 2022, and Japan Typography Annual 2023 Best Work. 

Studio releases.