Terrance Weinzierl

Speaking Engagements

AMA West Michigan, GRAM, March 14 2017

University of Notre Dame, West Lake Hall. March, 2016.

Miami Ad School with Jenn Contois. February, 2016.

Eric Gill Series Exhibition. London. November, 2015.

Creative Mornings in Grand Rapids. August, 2015.

GDC, San Francisco, 2015. Choosing Type for your Global Video Game

TypeCon, Washington DC, 2014. Greek Yogurt & The Melting Pot of Food Packaging in America.

AIGA, West Michigan, 2013. Fonts of Wisdom: Type designed for screen and introduction to web fonts.

AIGA, West Michigan, 2013. Pecha Kucha at a portfolio review.

Game Developer's Conference (GDC), San Francisco, 2012. Part of localization micro talks. Typographic Considerations for Localizing Your Game.



TypeEd | Typography Dojo

ADC Typography Spotlight

AIGA WM Designer Spotlight

Fonts.com Blog



Hi, I’m Terrance.

I'm a Type Designer working with Monotype, and I've been dedicated to designing typefaces, lettering, and typography since 2008. I'm focused on custom font projects for Monotype's clients. Along with the font development team at Monotype, I've worked on fonts for: Microsoft, Google, Barnes & Noble, and Domino's, as well as various design firms, ad agencies, and publishers.

I've had the honor to contribute to the ubiquitous Open Sans and Segoe UI typefaces, among many others. My latest retail releases are Joanna Sans Nova and the expansive Kairos family. I also have a few revivals like Romany, JMC Engraver and Feldman Engraver. I've spoken to audiences at TypeCon, AIGA, and the Game Developers Conference about type design and typography.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design from Grand Valley State University. I like to continue my education, and refresh my interest in type by attending conferences, workshops and lectures. I attended the Type Design short course at the University of Reading in 2013, where I focused on Greek and Cyrillic scripts.


Awards, Accolades, & Publication Mentions

ADC Blog, Typography Spotlight, Jan 2015

Print Magazine, Type Designers to Watch, Feb 2015

Certificate of Excellence in Typeface Design from TDC for custom Domino's typeface, Pizza Press. 2014

Typographica.org’s Notable Releases, 2012, for Feldman Engraver and JMC Engraver

Type Directors Club, Celebrate 65, 2012

The Complete Engraver by Nancy Sharon Collins, 2012

Slanted Magazine #17 Cartoon/Comic 2012

AIGA Chicago Member book 2009–2010


Supplemental Education

TypeCon 2014 workshops: brush lettering and flourishing

University of Reading Typeface Design, short course, with Gerry Leonidas, UK

Brush Lettering Workshop with AIGA and sign painter Chris Wiers. Holland, MI

Lettering workshop with Neil Summerour at TypeCon 2012, Milwaukee

Type Masters Week 2011, Type Directors Club, NYC

Wood Engraving & letterpress workshop at TypeAmericana, Seattle



AIGA, West Michigan Chapter

Art Director's Club (ADC)

Type Director's Club (TDC)

Not Design