my name is Jens.
Jens Kutilek. That’s an unlikely combination of a Scandinavian first name and a Czech last name. But I’m German and live in Berlin. A graphic designer by trade, my field of expertise is font technology and typeface design. I work as type engineer at LucasFonts.
Some typefaces that I have designed are:
- FF Uberhand, 2008—2017, a typeface based on my handwriting
- FF Hertz, 2012—2015, a workhorse text typeface family
- Normschrift, 2017, a typeface loosely based on ISO 3098 lettering
- Sudo, 2009—, a typeface for programming and command line use
- Comic Jens, 2007–2008, the precursor of FF Uberhand
You can find some of my font-related scripts and programs on GitHub:
Meet me in person
If you’re in Berlin, you can regularly find me at the Typo† design conference and at the Typostammtisch. Apart from that, I also travel quite a lot to typography events like the ATypI conference, TypoDay† or Robothon.
Contact & social networks
If you need to reach me, here’s how to. Physically: Togostraße 76, 13351 Berlin; via e-mail_ ‹firstname.lastname@example.org›; by phone_ +49 30 62208149. My website has been online since 1997.
Connect with me on Twitter @jenskutilek. You can find some photos on my flickr. If you want to be friends on Facebook, that’s fine if I know you, otherwise please briefly introduce yourself.
PDFs of some essays I wrote at university, in German of course. Please mind the historical perspective in any tech-related topics.