He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Printing, where he was steeped in typography, calligraphy, design and fine printing, and learned a dedication to high quality craftsmanship.
In 1990 Steve worked with the team that made Microsoft’s first TrueType fonts and opened Monotype’s first office in California. A dedication to making best-in-class typefaces for digital environments has put his work in most eReader products, mobile handsets and very prominently on the web – his Open Sans family has more than 29 billion page views per week.
In 2012 Steve worked with MIT’s Agelab to understand if typeface design could impact the time a driver has their eyes off the road. The resulting legibility study has informed designers of auto and aviation user interfaces in ways to optimize their typographic displays.