After completing the design of the Latin alphabet to accompany Type Project’s Axis Japanese fonts in 2000, he moved to Germany in 2001 to assume his present position at Linotype GmbH (currently Monotype GmbH). As type director he controls the aesthetic quality of in-house typefaces, creates digital versions of classic type families and develops corporate fonts, while designing his own typefaces. He has also collaborated with the two world-renowned designers of Adrian Frutiger and Hermann Zapf to modernise their earlier type designs.
He is a frequent speaker at type conferences and workshops in Europe, Americas and Asia and has served as a judge in prestigious international type design competitions.
- U&lc Type Design Competition, Best of Category and Best of Show: Clifford (1998)
- Linotype Library’s 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest, 1st Prize in the Text Category: Conrad (2000)
- Type Directors Club Type Design Competitions: ITC Woodland (1998), ITC Japanese Garden and ITC Silvermoon (1999), FF Clifford (2000), Linotype Conrad (2001) and Palatino Sans (with Hermann Zapf, 2007)