Plamen Motev is a young and promising type designer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Plamen completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design at the Technical University of Sofia whilst working in the field of graphic design. He discovered an enthusiasm for clean typography, minimalistic geometric compositions and well-crafted typefaces when he saw the work of designers like Armin Hofmann and Josef Müller-Brockmann for the first time. Shortly after that, he began to appreciate more and more the people who make the beautiful typefaces behind every design he admired — designers like Adrian Frutiger, Paul Renner and Hermann Zapf.
“Working as a type designer was something that I have always dreamed about,” he says, “and finding my place in a type foundry like Fontfabric was a huge step forward in my journey as a designer and type lover. Now I do my best to make top-quality typefaces. I teach at workshops and am constantly having fun.”