Hannes Famira is founding principal of the digital type foundry FamiraFonts. He is a graphic designer, a type designer and a teacher of both disciplines. After 20 years in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the Germany he now lives in New York City. He teaches typeface design and typography at the Cooper Union, at Rutgers and at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
He studied graphic and typographic design at the KABK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague) in the Netherlands. After apprenticeships at Studio Dumbar and the Font Bureau he worked at Meta Design, at the Buro Petr van Blokland and at House Industries.
Hannes Famira serves Art in Social Structures also as graphic designer and webmaster.