Stephen Rapp began studying calligraphy and lettering in the late 1980s. In 1997 he was a recipient of the Hermann Zapf Scholarship Award and shortly after became a lettering artist for Current Greetings. In the summer of 2000 Stephen moved to Ohio to work as lettering artist and type designer for American Greetings and in 2010 left to start his own studio. Stephen's lettering work has been widely published. His type designs have garnered numerous awards including: Typographica's "Best of 2008"; Type Directors Club "Excellence in Type Design Award" for 2009; and most recently inclusion in the Communication Arts Typography Annual2. In addition to commercial fonts and lettering, Stephen also does a great deal of custom font design for various clients.