Andrea Tinnes

Main focus: Type and Typography

Twitter handle: @AndreaTinnes


Languages: German, English

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: design, type design


Andrea Tinnes is a type designer, typographer and educator living and working in Berlin. Her design practice is focused on client-based as well as self-initiated projects. In 2004, she founded her own font label “typecuts”. After several years of teaching at Norway’s Bergen National Academy of the Arts she took on a professorship of Type and Typography at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in 2008. From 2010 till 2014 she was prorector of the school, being particularly responsible for the school's new visual identity and communication. Andrea has a degree in communication design from the FH Mainz (1996) and an MFA in graphic design from CalArts (1998). Her range of typefaces ranges from the ornamental Volvox via a number of experimental fonts to type families like Skopex, Roletta and Burg Grotesk. Andrea’s work has been featured in many national and international publications, such as Area_2, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, etapes: and EYE Magazine and in several exhibitions including the TDC53 exhibition, Chaumont 2007, Call for Type. New Typefaces and Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern. She holds awards from the American Center for Design, red dot (2001/2002) as well as a Certificate of Typographic Excellence (TDC53 2007).