Dan is an independent designer with a focus on letters: he draws typefaces, builds fonts, writes about typography, and teaches design, too. In the summer of 2016, he helped organize the first Berlin Type School event. Having completed the MA in Type Design at Reading University, he moved to Germany and spent seven years at Linotype GmbH, now part of Monotype GmbH. First, he wrote copy in the product marketing department. Later, he moved into the font development group; his type family Maöabar won him various awards, including a Gold Award from the Design Prize from the Federal Republic of Germany in 2010. In the same year he was Matthew Carter’s assistant for the design of Carter Sans.
From 2011, Dan was part of the communication design faculty at Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), teachin and working on his PhD — successfully defending his dissertation in type design history in 2019. For two years, Dan has been a member of the type design team at Berlin’s renowned LucasFonts type studio and foundry. He also continues his work as a researcher of German type.

Photo: Norman Posselt