The Northern Block is expanding its enterprise and is seeking to collaborate with talented freelancers with skills in font development. We currently have a wide variety of exciting font dev projects to work on so if this sounds right for you, please give us a shout. We’re not filling a full-time position, but instead trying to connect with highly skilled craft people to work on projects that are a perfect fit.
Who we’re after:
- Craftsperson, Collaborative, Entrepreneurial
- Self Motivated, Flexible, Friendly, Honest (Ego Free)
- Strong leader, takes ownership and aims for the highest level of work
- Passionate and looks for improvement as part of a team
- 3+ Years experience in typeface design, font development and application.
- BA or MA in Type Design preferably with Computer Programming and/or Software Engineering skills.
- Competent in the latest Mac based font development software tools including Glyphs, FontLab, RoboFont etc.
- A working understanding of the OpenType specification and the various formats used in font development and deployment (OTF, TTF, UFO, WOFF, WOFF2 etc.)
- Experience of working with a type foundry or client to deadlines would be a distinct advantage
- Experience of working with at least one or more non-Latin Scripts.
- Excellent proficiency in English (reading, writing and speaking)
- Basic understanding of cloud-based working using tools such as Dropbox and Trello
What’s in it for you:
- Support from TNB’s highly skilled team
- Flexible working from your studio or space of choice anywhere in the world
- Freedom to shape and influence projects
- Gain exposure from noteworthy, credited and award-winning work
- Influence the technical direction of the business
- Invited to TNB social events
If you have the availability in your schedule, please send an email to with a brief introductory letter, current CV, three of your best font development projects in PDF format and your current hourly rate of pay.
January 23, 2020