Stefanie Schwarz is Junior Professor of Typography and Type Design at The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
She studied visual communications in Germany and the USA and graduated in 2012 with a Master’s in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College at the University of the Arts London.
Since completing her studies, Stefanie Schwarz has been working as a freelance designer, often in collaboration with other designers and artists. In 2013 she joined forces with Dirk Wachowiak to found the typographic research lab Open2Type, where she works on type-related projects in a reciprocal dialogue.
Stefanie Schwarz’s type designs have been published by numerous well-known type foundries such as FontFont (Berlin), the Indian Type Foundry (Ahmedabad), Sudtipos (Buenos Aires) and T26 (Chicago). Her work has also won various international awards, including from the Type Directors Club New York, the »100 Beste Plakate« Association (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and the Tokyo Type Directors Club.