Oliver Linke studied graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany and the University of Missouri, Kansas City (1993–98). He continued his studies in art history, art education and philosophy (2000-05) at the University of Augsburg.
Today, his work focuses on book- and type design. He is co-founder of Lazydogs Typefoundry, teaches at the Munich Designschool and other Universities, and writes for the German graphic design magazine PAGE.
Linke is author of the book Zierlich schreiben about 16th century writing master Johann Neudörffer.