Greg Shutters is a Chicago-based graphic designer specializing in type design and lettering.
For the better part of the past decade Greg has worked in various capacities in agency, in-house, and freelance environments for a variety of clients that run the gamut from small, five-person non-profit organizations to large television networks, and from new tech startups to New York’s Central Park.
He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended and graduated from Marquette University, while taking additional design classes from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). After moving to New York, he graduated from the Type@Cooper Extended Program, where he honed his skills in type design and lettering.
In 2013, Greg began releasing commercial typefaces under his own label, “Typetanic Fonts”. For his commercial fonts, he won two consecutive awards from the esteemed Type Directors Club, and in 2019 he received the Type Directors Club Ascenders Award, which recognizes the work of designers under 35 years of age who show remarkable achievement in typography, type design, and lettering.
Greg moved back to the Midwest in 2015, and in addition to typeface design and lettering he does extensive work in logo design, visual branding, print layouts and environmental graphics. If you’d like to collaborate on a project, you can contact him here.
Victory Gardens Theater • Chicago, IL
Brand Manager & Graphic Designer, 2017–Present
Developed a refined visual brand using existing brand assets, as well as innovative solutions for brand visibility, including new exterior signage that does not interfere with the theater’s historic façade
Designed a new brand typeface specific to the theater’s historic location while also showcasing the company’s bold and contemporary work on the stage
Typetanic Fonts • Chicago, IL
Founder & Designer, 2013–Present
Design and market new commercial typefaces through a network of established font retailers, bought and used by clients such as Disney, NBC Universal, Major League Baseball, and BuzzFeed
Assume lettering, logo design, and creative contract projects for a variety of clients, including A&E Television Networks, ALDI USA, Bond.co, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (New York), NPR StoryCorps, and the Studebaker National Museum
SS United States Conservancy • New York, NY
Communications Associate, 2011-2013
Designed fundraising, awareness, and marketing pieces with the goal of redeveloping the historic SS United States ocean liner
Worked closely with the fundraising development team to write copy and direct marketing material for potential donors and corporate sponsors
Central Park Conservancy • New York, NY
Multimedia Producer, 2011-2012
Designed fundraising and marketing materials, in-park location signage, as well as shot, edited, and uploaded video content to aid in Conservancy fundraising
Assisted in design and production of park signage alongside the Conservancy’s design agency partners as part of a major branding overhaul
Langton & Cherubino • New York, NY
Graphic Design Intern, 2011
Assisted in concept development, designed logos and various other branding materials
Formatted documents, brochures and corporate materials for a wide range of clients in an agency setting
Epic Creative • West Bend, WI
Junior Designer, 2009-2010
Designed ads and business-to-business material in an agency setting for both print and interactive media for a variety of clients, for placement on corporate websites and trade publications
Rusty Letters, Nautical Type, and More, Adobe Blog
Conglomerate: Our Favorite Typefaces of 2016, Typographica
Typetanic: Fresh, Communication Arts
The Cooper Union, Certificate of Typeface Design, Extended Program (Type@Cooper), 2014, New York, NY
Marquette University, J. William & Mary Diederich College of Communication, Bachelor of Arts, 2009, Milwaukee, WI