Alex Rütten was born in Mönchen-Gladbach, Germany in 1973. After his studies of Communication Design in Trier, since 2001, he has worked as a freelancer for several agencies. In 2002 he moved to Berlin, where he mainly works as a interface and web designer. Besides his daytime jobs he works on type designs in the evenings.
2008: debut typeface Ginkgo is released by Linotype
2009: TDC2 Award for Ginkgo (Certificate of Typographic Excellence)
2010: FontFont releases his second typeface FF Suhmo