About

LiebeFonts creates nice typefaces and hand-crafted letterings with a charming personality and obsessive attention to detail.

Hey there, fellow type lover! I’m glad you’ve found my website! My name is Ulrike Rausch and I specialize in handwriting fonts that actually look like the real thing. I live and work in Berlin, Germany.

My passion for hand-made designs was sparked by a semester of studying painting abroad in Florence, Italy. My OpenType feature nerdiness and my obsession with perfectly engineered fonts are the result of few semesters in Luc(as) de Groot’s type design class at the Potsdam University of Applied Science.

I started LiebeFonts in 2009 with a handful of fun pictogram fonts. My first proper typeface, LiebeErika, was well-received by the audience and enabled me to become a full-time type designer in 2011.

When I am not busy with the next font release, I enjoy working on custom typefaces for clients such as Monotype, Jung von Matt, Adobe, Westermann, and Erik Spiekermann.
Companies like Apple and Google consult me regarding the technical aspects of OpenType features and the support of OpenType features in their software.


Publications
Designing Fonts
  An Introduction to Professional Type Design
Making Fonts!
  A comprehensive guide to type design & font production
Unlock more from your fonts
  An article I wrote for Adobe
You say cute, I say code
  The making of LiebeLotte, a connected script font
• Also, check out my YouTube channel


Talks & Workshops
Want to learn more about type design, OpenType features, or color font technology?
I regularly give online and in-house workshops. Get in touch for more information.

Upcoming workshops:
10-day type design course together with Viktor Baltus

Selection of recorded talks:
• Adobe MAX Having Fun with Color Fonts
• Beyond Tellerrand Unlock the Fun of Font Technology
• ATypI Taking Handwriting Fonts to the Next Level
• Creative Mornings Lettering or Font?
• TYPO Berlin Pinsel, Tinte, Code – Vom Lettering zum Font
• TYPO Labs Boon and Bane of OpenType Features
(See previous talks)