Photography: Marc Eckardt

Nina Stössinger, type-obsessed designer & overall curious person, Senior Typeface Designer at Frere-Jones Type. I graduated in multi-media design from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany, and in typeface design at Zurich (CAS Type Design) and The Hague (TypeMedia MA). Before joining Frere-Jones Type, I worked as an indepedent graphic designer, typographer, type designer, and coder in Basel and The Hague for a total of seven years.
(The preferred form of my last name is Stössinger. Stoessinger is the correct form to use in environments where the umlaut won’t survive.)

My work has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence from the International Society of Typographic Designers, the iF communication design award, the Out of Box Award, & the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts, and exhibited in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Australia, & the United States. I have spoken at conferences and events including TYPO Berlin and TYPO Labs, ATypI, Typographics, Ampersand, Kerning Conference, & TypeAmsterdam, and taught classes in screen typography (FH Dresden) and Python scripting (ésad Amiens). I also serve on the moderation board at TypeDrawers, have been a proud if tiny part of Alphabettes since its inception, and enjoy saying things on Twitter.