Invest with Henning Skibbe

February 28, 8:30am - 10:00am CET. Hosted at Adobe HH

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About the speaker

Henning Skibbe (*1979) is a trained type and communication designer, a typographic consultant and lecturer and founder of character type foundry. After having studied in Potsdam and Melbourne he published his first typeface family Haptic for which he won the prestigious TDC2 award. In the past years he worked as a designer at Factor Design and as a partner at Bureau Johannes Erler. At the latter he was responsible to design typefaces for brands such as Süddeutsche Zeitung, the e-commerce giant OTTO or the publishing house MedienUnion.

Since 2019 he is running the character type foundry where he produces retail and commissioned typefaces. Henning is a member of the Art Directors Club (ADC).

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In 2019, Henning Skibbe fully committed to being a type designer after working all over communication design for the past decade. Betting everything onto one card may be quite risky but going full in may also pay off big. The past twelve months Henning had to find a strategy and readjust that strategy.

He will speak about the ups and downs of starting over and what it took for him to still be in business 12 months later.