Timeless fonts for modern typography

Hi! I’m Stephen Nixon, a font designer & developer in Brooklyn, NY, and ArrowType is my studio.

At ArrowType, I strive to create fonts that are useful and beautiful, tell a story, and push technical boundaries.

I named my studio ArrowType because I am fascinated by the countless possibilities of written language and typography, and arrow notation is a way to write mind-bogglingly huge numbers. (I also just really like arrows, and I make sure that every one of my fonts includes at least a solid basic set of them. → ↓ ← ↑!)

Before going into type design full-time, I worked as a digital product designer and brand experience designer. I’ve always loved drawing letters, so on the side of those day jobs, I spent my time making experimental fonts and lettering. I eventually took a leap of faith, studying type design in the TypeMedia MA program at the Royal Academy in The Hague, Netherlands, where I graduated in 2018. Since then, I’ve been lucky to work with and learn from some of the best type designers and font engineers in the world. ArrowType is my way of publishing my original fonts, helping others to create their own fonts, and giving back to the type community through shared knowledge.

Beyond retail fonts, services include:

  • Custom type design and font modifications for branding
  • Lettering and typographic illustration
  • Type drawing, spacing, kerning, and production
  • Programming for font build systems
  • Consulting and technical coaching for Git, type design, font development, and more

I love collaborating with clients and friends, so please reach out if you’d like to work together!

Say hello and follow my work on YouTube, Instagram, and Mastodon!


Questions? Ideas? Get in touch!