Hannes von Döhren was born in Berlin, Germany in 1979. After completing his studies in graphic design, he worked in an advertising agency in Hamburg. Since 2008 he runs his own type foundry HVD Fonts. Within the last years he has released several type families like Brevia, Livory, ITC Chino, FF Basic Gothic, Reklame Script, and Brandon Grotesque, which was the most successful release at MyFonts in 2010. In 2011 he has received the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club New York.