Job: Monotype seeking full time Type Designer & Font Technician in Berlin
We are hiring! If you have a passion for type and typography and would like to work with us in the heart of Berlin, read on.
We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Type Designer & Font Technician for our Font Development Team in Berlin (formerly Fontshop International). We hope to welcome our new colleague as soon as possible.
Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinate font development projects for new library fonts as well as customer-orientated font solutions, in collaboration with type designers and QA staff
  • Take on type design tasks to accelerate defined projects
  • Work independently on fine-tuning tasks such as definition of OpenType features, mark positioning, and font administrative core data.
  • Develop macros or scripts to automate manufacturing processes
  • Continuously extend knowledge about current font technology trends, Non-Latin scripts and corresponding writing systems, as well as general typographic aspects
  • Provide support to our sales and marketing teams on request
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Visual Communication or a software oriented technical course of studies; ideally combined with 2–5 years experience as a font engineer or type designer with a technical background
  • Very good font editing skills using standard font tools (i.e. Fontlab, Adobe FDK, RoboFont, Glyphs, DTL Font Master, etc.)
  • Font technology knowledge with respect to different font formats, OpenType layout features and Unicode. Ideally Python scripting know-how and solid knowledge of XML.
  • Ideally basic knowledge of at least one complex script or writing system (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Devanagari, Hebrew, etc.)
  • Project management experience. Well-structured work methodology and capability to handle multiple projects in parallel
  • Good to very good communication skills in English. German language skills is a plus
Job location
  • Berlin, Germany
We offer:
  • Be part of an enthusiastic team working closely with type designers, established and new talent, from all over the world
  • Lots of opportunities to learn as well as determine the future of font making
  • Close cooperation with the web development and marketing teams
  • Attractive salary package
Please send your application with CV to Andreas Frohloff: [email protected]
Company description
The FontFont library is part of the Monotype family. Monotype is a leading global provider of type, technology and expertise, enabling optimal user experiences and brand integrity. We offer 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. 

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