Nils Thomsen was born in Eckernförde, northern Germany. Captivated by graffiti since his childhood, Nils has later developed a sense of fascination for lettershapes. It was this that brought Nils to Muthesius Art School in Kiel to study Graphic Design. During his undergraduate studies, type and typography became Nils' primary interest.
The school's type design classes led by Albert-Jan Pool had played a crucial role in defining Nils' next step – the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. He successfully completed his Master Degree at postgraduate course Type]Media in 2010.
Meret, Nils' Type]Media graduation project, has been further developed by OurType and joined the collection in 2011.
Meret received the letter.2 Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the Association Typographique Internationale in 2011, and is among the winners of the Communication Arts Typography Competition in 2013.
Nils lives and works in Hamburg, where he runs his independent type design practice.