Open vacancy at READSEARCH (UH/PXL-MAD School of Arts, Hasselt, Belgium)


We are looking for a junior font developer to join our team at READSEARCH (research group part of MAD-RESEARCH, Hasselt University/PXL-MAD School of Arts, Belgium) to work on the production of variable fonts out of the typefaces (Latin-script) that we are designing for research purposes. Teaching hours supervising MA projects in graphic design and typography might also be assigned if the candidate is interested.
  • In-house and remote 
  • 15 weeks duration* (covering a maternity leave) 
  • 50% - 80% (depending on addition —or not— of teaching assignment)
  • Starting date: end of November/beginning of December 2021
  • Ending date: mid-to-end of March 2022
  • 2 weeks of holidays during Christmas (27/12- 9/01) 
  • You must be eligible to work in Belgium on a weekly basis with a frequency of, at least, one day per week. 
  • 2+ years of experience in type design and font production. 
  • Fluent in Glyphs app and variable fonts framework. 
  • Familiar with the OT font specification and font table structures. 
  • Experience with GITHUB libraries and basic programming with Python 

Additional Criteria: 

  • Team player/enjoy working as part of a team 
  • BA or MA in Type design or proof of background in typography and type design. 
  • Comfortable delivering your work within the formal structure of a project 
  • Collaborative, proactive, and communicative attitude 
  • Experience animating variable fonts using Python and Drawbot 

We would love to provide you with more details about the job vacancy if you are interested. If that is the case, please get in touch and send your CV asap via email to [email protected] under the subject “Job vacancy at READSEARCH”.

* We foresee an open vacancy in the short term in our team. If both parties find that we match together, this temporary job offer might lead to a perfect opportunity to start/further develop your career as a design researcher in the specific area of type design and typography in an academic environment. 

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