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Typeface Designer Overview

Job Description

A freelance typeface designer is responsible for creating unique and visually appealing fonts for use in various design projects. This role involves understanding and implementing typography principles, researching current design trends, and utilizing specialized software to create custom typefaces that meet the specific needs and requirements of clients. Additionally, a freelance typeface designer may collaborate with other designers or clients to ensure the created fonts align with their vision and brand identity. The ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and maintain a strong attention to detail are essential skills for this position.

Most Common Skills

Robofont, Glyphs, and FontLab Studio - For more data, check Typeface Designer skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$47 - This number comes from our open-source Typeface Designer hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • Hermann Zapf created over 200 typefaces during his lifetime.
  • Hermann Zapf designed more than 200 typefaces, including the iconic Palatino and Optima.
  • Tobias Frere-Jones designed the typeface Gotham, which was used as the official typeface for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.


  • "Typeface designers: the engineers of elegance and the artists of alphabetology."
  • "The power of a typeface lies not just in its form, but in the emotions it evokes and the stories it tells. Typeface designers are the unsung heroes who breathe life into letters, shaping the way we communicate and experience the written word."
  • "Typeface designers don't just create letters, they bring characters to life — in more ways than one!"

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