David Gobber is a studied graphic designer. His practice covers various kinds of design work such as the creation of visual identities, editorial designs, print and web design as well as type design. Apart from his studio projects, he writes essays in which he shares his reflections on design. A few of these texts can be accessed on this page.
After having finished his Bachelor studies in Visual Communication in the graphic design class of Fons Hickmann at the University of the Arts Berlin with top marks, he deepened his knowledge in the graduate programme of the Basel School of Design. He obtained the academic title Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research with his master’s thesis on “Designing in Metaphors”. During his studies he also gained knowledge and practical skills in type design by attending seminars and workshops led by experts such as Matthias Pauwels at the SfG Basel, Dinamo at UdK Berlin, and Hannes Famira from the Type@Cooper programme.
He has been working on commissioned and self-initiated projects as well as collaboratively with and for various design studios such as Hoang Nguyen, NODE Berlin, Thomas Lehner Studio, Bosco Ferreira and others. In these contexts he was involved in conceiving and implementing designs for clients such as HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of the Arts Berlin, Kunstmuseum Luzern and others.
If you’re interested in collaborating or design consultancy, have questions about one of my typefaces or just want to say hello don’t hesitate to contact me.