Monotype Imaging Inc. - Europe
  • Type Design
  • Berlin, Berlin, DEU
  • Full Time

We are looking for a Type Designer to join our worldwide design team someone who loves typography and enjoys collaborating with our other designers. Applicants should have at least two years of solid, practical experience with the design of typeface families, as shown by a portfolio of work. This role involves working on custom projects as well as designs for our type library.

Responsibilities

  • Design of new library typefaces as well as custom design for a diverse range of purposes.
  • Management of type projects, including proposals, organization and design of large type families, working with our font engineers on production issues, and design approval.
  • Continuous development of knowledge about current font technologies, Non-Latin scripts, and typographic practice.
  • Collaboration with other designers (in-house as well as external contractors), font engineers and quality assurance specialists on large projects.

Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in visual communication or type design
  • A portfolio of type design work showing excellent handling of type outlines and technical skills, as well as an appreciation of aesthetics and the use of type
  • Familiarity with a variety of software tools used by the industry (i.e. Glyphs, FontLab Studio, RoboFont, Adobe FDK)
  • Experience with at least one Non-Latin writing system would be desirable (i.e. Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Indic scripts)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic production environment with challenging deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills for presenting and reviewing work with colleagues
  • Experience using publishing tools for proofing and presenting (i.e. Creative Suite)
  • Basic editorial capabilities to write short articles or blog entries on typography.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • While this role is posted to be based in Berlin, we are open to location

We offer

  • An enthusiastic team of type designers and technologists, established and new talent, from all over the world
  • Opportunities to learn as well as determine the future of our type design and font development
  • Attractive compensation package

Company description

Monotype is a leading global provider of type, technology and expertise, enabling optimal user experiences and brand integrity. Monotype offers one of the world's largest and most highly regarded typeface libraries, as well as innovative solutions that bring the power of type to life. We help creative professionals distinguish their work by employing exceptional type and advanced technologies in service to their imaginations. Monotype's fonts and technologies are found in printers, copiers, mobile phones, e-readers, tablets, automotive displays, digital cameras, navigation devices, TVs, set-top boxes, consumer appliances and a wide range of other products. We are also leaders in enterprise publishing environments and Web fonts.

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