Stefan Willerstorfer was born in Vienna in 1979 and studied design in Austria, in the Netherlands and in England.
Stefan completed the Type Design course Type and Media at the Royal Academy of Art (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten – KABK) in The Hague (NL) with a Master of Design degree. At the University of Reading (UK) he completed the course in Information Design with a Master of Arts degree.
Stefan founded the Willerstorfer Font Foundry mid-2010 with the type family Acorde as the foundry’s first release. That same year in Autumn Stefan Willerstorfer was awarded Bronze at the Joseph Binder Award and in early 2011 he received the Communication Arts Award of Excellence for Acorde.
In spring 2011 the Japan Typography Association in Tokyo awarded the Grand Prize for Applied Typography 21 to Stefan Willerstorfer. The jury considered Acorde as particularly outstanding.
Stefan Willerstorfer now lives and works in Vienna as an independent designer and has been teaching Design and Typography at the Höhere Graphische Bundeslehranstalt in Vienna since 2009.