Donald Beekman was born and raised in Amsterdam. He studied graphic and audiovisual design at the Rietveld Art Academy from 1979 to 1984. Then he started his own graphic design and music studio called [DBXL]. Ever since he has been creating logos, record and CD sleeves, flyers, posters, magazines and packagings for clients mostly in the music and entertainment business. Most of his fonts effuse from logos that he designed.