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I am a type designer, mentor, and aspiring cook with a sharp eye for typography.

I was born close to the Black Sea coast in Romania, in a small town called Medgidia. When I was 12, my family moved to Vienna (Austria), where I attended the American International School. I now live in Amsterdam (Netherlands). I am very thankful for being so international and culturally flexible.

I graduated from the TypeMedia master’s course in type design in 2013. One day a week, I work for Bold Monday. I teach a typography class at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Together with Barbara Bigosinska, I teach calligraphy workshops and run a TypeCrit Meetup in Amsterdam. Having the opportunity to inspire others motivates my work. For the rest, I design typefaces and work on custom typographic projects.

If you want to work with me, here are the services that I can provide. Just get in touch with me for a quote or a chat; scroll down for resumé.

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Work

Self-Employed
Studio Diana Ovezea  |  Vienna, The Hague
September 2010 – Present

Type Designer
BoldMonday  |  The Hague
September 2013 – Present

Lecturer / typography class
Royal Academy of Arts | The Hague
September 2014 – February 2015
September 2015 – February 2015

Lecturer / type design workshops
TipoBrda Summer 2015 (coming soon)
TypoBrda Summer 2014 (see the results)
TipeClinic Winter 2014 (see the results)

Graphic Designer
RAUM:3  |  Vienna
September 2010 – June 2012

Education

Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague
TypeMedia 2013
one-year master course in type design

New Design University, St Pölten
bachelor in graphic design with focus on typography

American International School, Vienna
International Baccalaureate with focus on Math, Physics, and Languages

Languages

English, German, Romanian (full proficiency)
French, Dutch (limited proficiency)

What I do and how I work

I work with passion and dedication, and I am excellent under pressure. I take as much time as needed to find/make structure in things, so that I can best respond to my client’s needs. This requires an untiring attention to detail.

In typography, I fell in love with the micro and macro aspects: how one small element influences the bigger picture and how the bigger picture influences our perception. I appreciate details and technicalities. While I am thankful for exact digital forms and the flexibility that computer-driven work provides, nothing beats getting your hands dirty, producing a tangible object. I bind books, make my own sketchpads, experiment with calligraphy, and do a lot of cooking.

With every project, I improve my skills and my workflows, experimenting with new tools, and finding more effective ways to perform repetitive tasks.