Leaving MyFonts / Joining Font Bureau

Nick Sherman's picture

Several people have contacted me recently in regards to the following topic, so I figured I might as well make a formal announcement…

After more than 3 full years of commitment, I've recently brought my position as the first full-time designer for MyFonts to a close. I'm very glad to say that I'm still on the best of terms with the MyFonts team and have nothing but the best wishes for them in the future. Working with John, Kevin, Chris L, Chris D, Jan, Laurence, Adam, and Joshua was one of the best experiences of my life, and it's hard to imagine finding a group of people as intelligent, supportive, or pleasant to work with as them.

With all the time and energy I've put in to overhauling its design, MyFonts has come to feel a bit like my "baby" over the years. Plus, not much made me happier than helping type designers – many of whom have become my good friends – to make a living from their work. Suffice to say that moving on was a hard decision to make. There are still many things I would have liked to have done before taking my leave, but I'm very proud of the work I accomplished with the MyFonts team and trust they will keep things going in the right direction.

While I'm sad to be leaving such a great job with MyFonts, I am just as excited about a new position I've taken with Font Bureau. Many of the people involved with Font Bureau are people that I have looked up to throughout my life – people who inspired me to get involved in typography in the first place. Even before working to promote their fonts via MyFonts, Font Bureau has been one of my favorite type organizations, so naturally I'm honored to be involved. Especially after attending the annual Font Bureau offsite meeting on Martha's Vineyard this past weekend, I'm looking forward to working with such a skilled and knowledgeable group of experts.

Mark Simonson's picture

I've been very happy with the changes you were able to make at MyFonts. Congratulations on your move to Font Bureau. But really, it's something to do with pizza, right?

ecs's picture

Congrats, Nick. Sounds like it will be a super rewarding experience!

Incidentally, are you glad April is over? We were thinking of you at Roberta's the other night! #pizzamonth

Queneau's picture

I bought my first fonts from MyFonts, and I guess you could say the design won me over! Thanks for doing a great job on that and good luck at Fontbureau.

Stephen Coles's picture

Well done, Nick. Perfect fit.

Miss Tiffany's picture

I said it on Twitter and I'll say it again here. I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes next at Font Bureau!

Nick Shinn's picture

See if you can shake those old codgers up a bit, Nick :-)

kentlew's picture

In case I didn’t adequately convey this the other day, I think this is a huge boon for FB, Nick. I was absolutely thrilled when I first learned, and I'm even more excited now that you’re officially in place.

William Berkson's picture

Terrific, congratulations!

Jos Buivenga's picture

Exciting news. Congratulations, Nick!

David Sudweeks's picture

Great news Nick! I'm expecting to see big things come out of Font Bureau with you there. Congratulations.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Congratulations, Nick! You did a spectacular job at MyFonts; looking forward to your FB output!

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