Special opening in Adobe Type staff

Update: We’re excited to have hired not one but two new MA graduates, who’ll be starting at Adobe in January. Watch for a post introducing them later. I want to thank all the people who inquired about the position; it was an impressive group!

– David L

To help keep things fresh, Adobe Systems has a program dedicated to bringing in people just out of college. As part of this program, we now have the opportunity to add someone in the Type team. If you’ve just received your Masters degree or are in your final year, you might be the person we’re looking for.

As you’ve seen reading earlier posts in this blog, we’re a small team. Each person here handles many responsibilities, so there’s no shortage of interesting challenges to go around. Our approach to work is pretty collaborative, and relies on a lot of face-to-face interaction, so you’d need to be willing & able to work in San Jose, California.

Adobe continues to define the state of the art in font technology and type design. This position involves working as part of a world-class development team to enhance current fonts, develop new fonts, and collaborate on new designs. This would include activities like creating layout features, optimizing fonts for screen viewing, and extending existing Adobe designs.

Knowledge & skills required
–  Related professional experience
–  Strong design skills in the Latin script, and ideally other scripts
–  Clear grasp of font technologies and scripting languages, and mastery of font development tools
–  Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team
–  MA in Typography or Type Design preferred

If this sounds like you, please contact me at lemon@adobe.com

David Lemon

I fell in love with type in '77 and joined Adobe in '86. These days I manage the type development team. I like being at the intersection of art & technology, and am working to make good type easier for everyone.

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