Jakob is co-Founder of TypeMates. He is identifying designs for bespoke type and also taking care of project management. For him, type design is more than the foundation of precise and coherent communication: it’s a passion.
Since studying communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg (BA), Jakob has been hooked by letters and type systems. At Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel (MA), his master’s project became a successful textface at FontFont. Besides working in the design industry, Jakob is active in typographic education and running numerous workshops at universities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He has also been a lecturer for typography and type design at FH Münster from 2011 till 2021.