I’m a creative director specialising in the design of brand typefaces for international clients.

I graduated from the MA Typeface Design program at the
University of Reading (UK) and hold a diploma in Communication Design from Hochschule Niederrhein (DE).

After completing the MA in 2011 I joined Dalton Maag, a London-based type foundry, where I worked initially as a type designer and later focused on the technical aspects as Head of the Skills & Process department, responsible for training and development and the improvement of font development processes.

In 2018 I was appointed Creative Director, and am now responsible for ensuring the company remains at the forefront of typographic innovation. I’ve directed the design of brand typefaces and complex type systems for international clients such as Amazon, AT+T, BBC, FedEx, Indeed, Jacobs Engineering Group, and Goldman Sachs, and oversaw the design and refinement of countless wordmarks and font modifications.

I frequently speak at international design, technology and
UX conferences. I’m a member of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), the Unicode Consortium, and the working group that is concerned with the specification of OpenType Font Variations (better known as variable fonts).

As an active member of Alphabettes, a network to support and promote the work of women in the type industry, I founded a mentorship program with the aim to help students and professional newcomers immerse themselves in the industry.

Email at hello[at]bberning[dot]com.