Colophon Foundry

Type Designer

Job Added: 15 January 2020
Applications Close: 29 February 2020
Level: Junior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @colophonfoundry


We are currently looking for a type designer to join our team. You will be working directly on custom type projects, as well as a range of library releases, including extending into additional weights, character sets and features.


  • Around one years industry experience
  • Be forward thinking, decisive and a team player
  • A strong visual aesthetic, and understanding of the necessary technical skills to produce great work
  • A good understanding of current type design and typographic driven design culture
  • Strong conceptual skills and thinking


  • Great communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Attention to detail at the extreme level
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Typographic understanding
  • In-depth knowledge of Glyphs
  • Experience with multi-style designs
  • Excellent working knowledge of the common Adobe Programmes (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to plan
  • Forward-thinking and management of your own time to allow for the best result in each project
  • Be flexible, adaptive and able to ‘muck-in’
  • Beneficial Skills
  • Knowledge of Python
  • Font engineering workflows, shell scripting
  • Knowledge of other scripts (Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Thai)


  • The role starts with a three month trial period
  • Our studio is in Islington, North London
  • You will be working with a 4 person team, and we are continuing to expand

How to apply

  • Send a covering letter explaining why you fit the role and what you can bring to our team
  • Send a PDF portfolio of your recent work (ideally 7–10 of your best projects)
  • Please ensure all names and information is thorough and correct.
  • Send an email to [email protected] titled 'TYPE DESIGNER'