In December 2014, font engineer Andreas Eigendorf and type designer Stephan Müller founded a new kind of company: a font-production, type-technology, and knowledge hub based in Berlin. Alphabet Type’s expertise and custom tools help type designers and foundries turn their typefaces into fully functional software.
Alphabet Type works with a wide variety of customers. From type foundries like Lineto, Optimo, SchickToikka, TypeMates, and URW, they also collaborate with design agencies such as MetaDesign, and Strichpunkt. Quality custom fonts were created for The New Yorker, and the City of Kassel.
“Eigi” started his career as part of the core team of FontShop in Berlin and has been working in the type industry for more than twenty years. Before cofounding Alphabet Type, he served as a consultant and contractor managing day-to-day font production and guided the technical development of various complex script typefaces and large-scale custom type projects.
Since 2011, Stephan Müller has been directing the type design master class at HGB Leipzig, together with Fred Smeijers. In his capacity as a highly-decorated book designer he primarily designs type for use in his own projects. With clients predominantly in the cultural sector, he often collaborates closely with artists and curators. Stephan Müller is a co-founder of Lineto and recently set up Forgotten Shapes.
Monika Bartels is a type technology expert specialising in TrueType hinting. She worked as a font engineer at FontShop in Berlin for nine years before launching FontWerk, her own company dedicated to top-quality TrueType hinting. Since January 2018, Monika is offering her extensive expertise under the roof of Alphabet Type.
Anke joined FontWerk in 2010 and has since established herself as an expert in TrueType hinting. Since joining Alphabet Type’s team eight years later, she has been extending her expertise to include the full range of professional font engineering services.
Benedikt Bramböck studied visual communication in Austria and Switzerland. He was employed by Fontshop in Berlin before getting a MA in type design from TypeMedia in The Hague. Benedikt started working at Alphabet Type in 2015, taking care of fonts, communication, workflows and the transfer of knowledge. He is part of the team behind Typostammtisch Berlin.
Born and raised in France, Sophie’s interest in type emerged while working with hot metal type at the Weissensee art school in Berlin. This led her to study type design at ÉSAD Amiens and intern at FontShop in Berlin. Previoulsy working on freelance projects, she joined Alphabet Type as a font engineer in March 2017.
Born in Hungary, Gergő Kókai discovered his passion for calligraphy, type, and typography while studying graphic design in Leicester and Orléans. After an internship at Fontshop in Berlin he joined Alphabet Type as a font engineer in January 2016. To expand his understanding in the field of non-Latin scripts, he completed the TDi course at University of Reading in 2017.
Paul joined the team of Alphabet Type in March 2017. He studied fine arts in Milan and later graduated from the system design course at HGB Leipzig. Apart from his project-based work at Alphabet Type, he works as an independent graphic designer and currently teaches at Hochschule Hannover.
A solid foundation in designing books and type led Rosalie to study at the ANRT in Nancy, France. There she expanded her interest for purpose-driven type design. Her main project focused on designing type to teach reading and writing in primary schools, and to tutor kids with reading disorders. After interning at BlackFoundry, she is now enhancing her font engineering knowledge at Alphabet Type.
We regularly offer paid internships for the duration of 6 months. Joining our team, you work on a diverse mix of font engineering and type technology projects. If you are currently studying or have recently graduated and focus on type, typography and design, we would love to hear from you. Find more details here.
After experimenting with lettering, calligraphy, and different materials during her studies at Bauhaus University Weimar, Katja set her focus on type design and received a masters degree from TypeMedia in The Hague. To further expand on her type education and learn more about font production, engineering, and scripting she started an internship at Alphabet Type in October 2018.
A recent graduate of the communication design course at HBKsaar, Daniel has a strong affinity for typography and type design. In 2017, he interned at Dalton Maag in London and later focused on custom type design for his thesis project. He currently intensifies his interest in type technology and font production processes with an internship at Alphabet Type.