From Carl’s early interest in calligraphy and drawing, through his youth and college years studying fine arts and book arts, to his eventual degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Printing/Typography, the constant thread has been Carl’s fascination with letterforms. Before he knew there was such a thing as typeface design, he was assembling alphabets, drawing letters and poring over lettering guides.
At RIT, Carl discovered the world of type design and began digitizing early designs. Typographic events and connections at RIT allowed Carl to learn about the type industry. He gained valuable experience during his internships in the Type department at Adobe Systems. After college, Carl had a variety of jobs in the graphic arts. His work took him to advertising agencies, small graphic design shops, magazines and media companies. Carl also designed typefaces in his free time. “It was during this time I drew ITC Minska™
for ITC, Origami™
for Monotype, and Reliq™
for Adobe. I had a regular job doing graphic design and production when Monotype offered me the dream job of designing typefaces.”
In addition to creating new typefaces like Mundo Sans™
for the Monotype Typeface Library, Carl is also an important part of Monotype Imaging’s Custom Font Team and has worked on several type projects for corporate branding. When asked, what part of his work he finds most rewarding Carl’s answer was “I feel most gratified by seeing the typeface used as intended; when the client or designer takes advantage of a typeface’s strengths and produces a strong design with it.”