Frank Grießhammer


Frank Grießhammer is a typeface designer from Germany, living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

After studying graphic design in Germany (HBKsaar) and Italy (ISIA Firenze), he specialized on typeface design in the Type & Media program at KABK The Hague. His graduation project Quixo was released by FontFont, and received a TDC2 award in 2014.

Frank worked for FontShop International in Berlin, and has been a member of the Adobe Type Team since 2011. His work falls in between typeface design and technology – his design process of the Source Serif family is often supplemented by questioning traditional type production methods through new Robofont extensions.

In his spare time, Frank teaches typeface design at Type@Cooper West with Tânia Raposo and James Edmondson, practices freestyle calligraphy, pursues digital type archeology, and likes to dig through specific Unicode ranges (such as Box Drawing Characters and Zapf Dingbats).