Font Designer – Jim Ford
Before Ascender, Jim worked at a local advertising agency and was a freelance graphic designer, and was involved in a variety of projects from brand identity systems to publications, illustrations to rock posters. In fact, his lettering and typographic experiments for band fliers may have sparked his interest in type design.
At Ascender, Jim has worked on custom typefaces for a range of corporate branding clients, fonts for software and hardware developers, and also retail fonts for the AscenderFonts.com and FontMarketplace.com websites. Some of his type designs include: Artcraft™ Pro, Ayita™, Captain Quill and a handful of other fonts which are in progress.
Jim lives in Delavan, Wisconsin with his girlfriend Katie, son Riley, two cats and a dog. When he’s not designing typefaces or having fun playing dad, Jim is working hard on his other passion, music. Jim plays bass and other instruments, and is bandleader/producer for the Chicago-based collective improv group, Duchamp.