I’m an Israeli-raised American-Canadian typeface developer, living and working in Brooklyn. I have a BA from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA from Parsons. I play guitar, draw cartoons and read a lot.
I was born in 1980 in Los Angeles. By the time I was three, we’d moved to Haifa, Israel where I grew up. I started learning piano at 11 and picked up guitar at 15. I served my three years in the IDF as a field medic in an artillery regiment. Not really my line of country, but it’s mandatory. During the service I met Bob, now one of my best buddies. A mutual love of Punk lead us to start writing songs together. After the Army we started a band called Fishyboom and played some shows.
Eventually I left for Santa Cruz, CA to study art and computer science. Towards the end of my time there I got interested in graphic design and typography (I’ve been fascinated with fonts ever since I’ve had access to a computer). I decided to pursue design on the East Coast. I spent two years at Parsons in the Design and Technology program. My MFA thesis explored type revival through research and a typeface design project. An internship soon led to a job at Darden Studio, where I now work as a junior draftsman.
I still play my guitar whenever I can. I’m learning Jiujitsu. I can swear in about four languages. I’m into obsolete but elegant stuff like pocket watches, straight razors and fountain pens. I regularly overdress. I sometimes sing in the shower.
It’s nice to meet you.