Stefan Krömer was born in Bückeburg on 24 April 1975 and studied visual communication at Hanover University of Applied Sciences, where he specialised in illustration. He also studied graphic design at Bremen University of the Arts, specialising here in typography. He founded his own design studio in 2000 and the font label “die Typonauten”. He has undertaken national and international commissions in the sectors corporate design, editorial design and book design. He also teaches at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and the ver.di Institute of Education, Media and Art. He has won various prizes, including that of Stiftung Buchkunst (the German book design foundation), the iF Communication Design Award, the ADC Junior Award and has been nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.