Matthias Pauwels
Type & Graphic Design

Do you need any typographic support?
Do you want to tell me about your latest project?
Do you want to chat?
Get in touch!
matthias{at}pauwels.ch
If you are near Bern (Switzerland), let me know. This is where I am based.



Education


2018 – 2021
Certificate Program: Teacher of the higher technical schools
Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training

2015 – 2016
Master in Typeface Design, Graduation with Distinction
University of Reading (UK)

2010 – 2011
Post-graduate degree in Type Design Certificate of Advanced Studies
Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland)

2008
Swiss Federal Certification for Typographic Designer

2006 – 2008
Post-graduate program for Typographic Design
Basel School of Design (Switzerland)

Typography workshop with Wolfgang Weingart
Basel School of Design (Switzerland)

2000 – 2004
Apprenticeship as a typographer
School of Design Aarau (Switzerland)



Professional experience


2021 – today
Type and Graphic Designer
Matthias Pauwels Schrift & Grafik, Bern

2017 – 2021
Designer and Partner
skop Gestaltung und Konzept GmbH, Bern

2014 – 2015
Graphic Designer
skop Gestaltung und Konzept GmbH, Bern

2013 – 2014
Graphic Designer
fugu GmbH, Bern

2010
Two-month internship as Type Designer
Dalton Maag, London

2009 – 2012
Typographic Designer
Continue AG, Basel

2008 – 2009
Freelance Designer
Tangram Partner, Basel

Typographic Designer
whiteRoom, Basel

2006 – 2008
Typographer
ROS Offset-Service AG, Solothurn

2004 – 2006
Pre-press managerROS Offset-Service AG, Solothurn



Teaching and talking


2017 – today
Lecturer
Basel School of Design (Switzerland)

19/11/2021
HF Interaction Design, Ecole des Arts Visuels Bern et Bienne
90% of Design

20/06/2017
Typografische Gesellschaft München
Amikal – eine Schrift fordert die Norm heraus

02/12/2016
Bern University of the Arts
Amikal – eine Schrift fordert die Norm heraus

06/12/2016
Department of typography, University of Reading (UK)
Amikal – a typeface challenging norms

2013 – 2015
Several lectures and classes in Typeface Design taught at the Basel School of Design and the Ecole des Arts Visuels Bern et Bienne



Awards


2016
Granshan – International Type Design Competition for non-Latin typefaces
Special Mention for my typeface Amikal

2008
Trafina award
First prize and scholarship from Trafina bank for the best diploma thesis upon graduation


︎ More about my corporate design work.
︎ More about my type design class at the school of design basel.