Mark van Wageningen studied graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Since his graduation in 1995 he works as an independent (typo)graphic designer for clients such as publishing houses, cultural, educational and business organisations.
His first published typeface, Stavba (1995), can be considered as an expression of his admiration for Paul Renner's Futura. He published Laika (1997), Cerny (1997) and Sjablony (1998) on the Linotype TakeType 2 CD. In 2002 he published Zkumavka at 2rebels.
Since 1998 he's working on his Gagarin Family project, the only typeface with his own genealogical register. His goal is to make Gagarin the biggest and most degenerated family in modern digital typography. Anna, Boris, Christa, Dmitri, Elena, Fjodor, Gregor, Hektor, Igor, Jouri, Kurt, Leonora, Magda, Rudolf and Quirina Gagarin are proud members of the family Gagarin which are published at 2rebels.
All typefaces of Mark van Wageningen are experiments with deconstructuvist materials, translated into a digital language. He is the founder of Atelier van Wageningen, a graphic design studio based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.