Felix Kett

Based in Aachen, Germany

Education

09/2018 – 09/2019

University of Reading

Type Design (M.A.)

09/2011 – 02/2018

FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

Communication Design (B.A.)

09/2001 – 06/2010

Bischöfl. Pius-Gymnasium Aachen

Abitur

Professional experience

11/2011 – present

Freelance

Various clients

10/2015 – 01/2018

Chair and Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics
of RWTH Aachen University

Student associate

09/2012 – 07/2013

Faculty of Design
of FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

Student associate

Internships

07/2012

Pixelazubi

UX and web design

07/2011

Urbanke und Sohn

Typography and layout

01/2011

phasezwei

Typography and layout

07/2007 – 08/2007

KHK design

Typography, layout and web design

Symposia & Workshops

07/2019

Letterforms & ephemera

Symposium of the Ephemera Society at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading

Speakers: Martin Andrews, Paul Luna, Lucienne Roberts, Fred Smeijers, and Michael Twyman

03/2019

Type Tuesday: Hacking Gutenberg

Talk series of Eye magazine at St Bride Library London

Speakers: Erik Spiekermann (p98a), Elizabeth Ellis and David Marshall (The Counter Press), Pat Randle (Double Dagger) et al.

12/2018

Type Tuesday: Max Gill and maps

Talk series of Eye magazine at St Bride Library London

Speakers: Adam Dant, Cal Jepps (City ID) et al.

10/2018

Baskerville in France

Conference of ESAD Amiens, Centre for Printing History and Culture Birmingham and the Baskerville Society in Amiens

Speakers: Patrick Goossens, Aurélie Martin, Marc H. Smith, James Mosley, Jérôme Knebusch et al.

07/2017

Letterpress

Workshop with Guillaume Goron

Learned the craft of physical typesetting

11/2016 – 12/2016

Typeface design

Workshop with Sandrine Nugue

Learned typeface design by developing a stencil font

11/2016

Futura – Tribute to a typeface

Symposium at HS Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Speakers: Pere Alvaro, Christopher Burke, Jacob Runge, Albert-Jan Pool et al.

10/2015

Editorial design

Workshop with Mario Lombardo

Gained insights into editorial and magazine design

Skills & Qualifications

Languages

German (native),
English (fluently)

Software

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat,
Glyphs.app, FontLab Studio, RoboFont,
Adobe FDK, FontTools,
Microsoft Office Suite

Design skills

Type design for various scripts,
editorial design,
ephemeral design,
UX and UI design

Technique

Letterpress printing,
book binding,
photography,
calligraphy,
programming (BASIC, C/C++, Delphi/Pascal, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Python),
stone carving

Extracurricular activities

02/2013 – present

Collegium Musicum

Student’s Choir of RWTH Aachen University

Been in charge of sponsors, issued PR material

07/2013 – 07/2014

Student’s corporation

Board member (twice)

Organised in- and external events, chaired internal meetings

05/2013 – 05/2014

Faculty council

Student member

Represented student interests amongst faculty personnel

05/2012 – 05/2014

Student council

President and financial officer

Coordinated work of student council and freshmen tutors