¡Hola! I’m Pedro Arilla, an independent designer with a passion for words.

I’ve been designing, writing, teaching and lecturing about typefaces for the last decade. I’ve worked as a Creative Director at Monotype and Fontsmith. I hold an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading (graduating with distinction); host one of the main podcasts and publications on typography in Spanish (Don Serifa); and co-organise and teach an international one-week type design workshop (Glíglifo).

I am interested in how typography plays a storytelling role in the intersection of culture, technology and sociology. In my day-to-day work, I experiment with new font tools and tech; research type trends and innovative letter flavours; and reflect on how to keep tricking the brain and the eye to solve legibility issues.

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