Main focus: Type Design
Twitter handle: @LiebeFonts
Languages: German, English, Italian
Topics: women in tech, fonts, type design, opentype features, typography, color fonts, font tech, variable fonts
Services: Talk, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching
Willing to travel for an event.
Willing to talk for nonprofit.
In 2009 Berlin-based type designer Ulrike Rausch founded her own type foundry called LiebeFonts, providing high-quality typefaces and hand-crafted letterings with a charming personality and obsessive attention to detail. Her growing portfolio of quality fonts has been used in publications, advertisements, and websites all around the world. She also creates custom typefaces for clients.
When Ulrike is not busy with her next font release, she enjoys teaching at art schools and giving type design workshops in her studio.
Last year she teamed up with letterer and writer Chris Campe and wrote the book Making Fonts!, a comprehensive guide to type design & font production.
Examples of previous talks / appearances:
Talk at TYPO Berlin, International Design Conference
Ulrike’s talk topic:
Most people expect type designer Ulrike Rausch is sitting down with pen and paper to design her fonts. But actually, getting from the first drawings to a working font is not a purely analog process but rather a pretty geeky software endeavor.
In her talk, Ulrike shows how she designs typefaces and how she builds fonts. Ulrike will also demonstrate how nerdy OpenType programming adds just the right analog touch to her handwriting style.
TYPO Labs conference aims to connect font engineers and practitioners with OS developers, CSS experts and academics.
Ulrike’s talk topic:
OpenType features are awesome! They add that little something that makes the difference and enable fonts to really shine.
Yet, these badass superpowers are often restrained due to missing support and unpleasant applicability.
In her talk Ulrike will share advanced tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the OpenType feature syntax and demonstrates what to bear in mind when it comes to the implementation within layout software.
Because the fonts Ulrike Rausch designs look handmade, many people picture her working with pen and paper all day. But no! The path from the first sketches to a fully functioning font is not a purely analog process, it’s rather a pretty geeky software endeavor.
In her talk, Ulrike shows how she designs typefaces and how she builds fonts. Ulrike will also demonstrate how nerdy OpenType programming adds just the right analog touch to her handwriting style. You will learn how to use pro fonts like a pro—no matter if you use layout software like Adobe InDesign or a standard word processor like Microsoft Word.