Veronika Burian, born in Prague in 1973, got her first degree in Industrial Design in Munich, Germany, before she moved on to Austria and Italy to work as a mix between a product and graphic designer. Her interests shifted increasingly towards typography and the decision to focus more exclusively on type design developed naturally, amongst others through her collaboration with Leftloft for the exhibition Italic 1.0
at AtypI and her involvement in teaching at the Politecnico of Milan. Discovering her true passion for type, she graduated with distinction from the MA in Typeface Design in Reading
, UK, in 2003 and started to work as full-time type designer at DaltonMaag
in South London until 2007.
After a 3-year stay in Boulder, Colorado, she is now living and working in Prague and dedicates her time fully to TypeTogether
, that she co-founded with José Scaglione
. She also continues to lecture about typography at international conferences and universities. Her typeface Maiola
that she created during the MA, received the TDC Certificate of Excellence in Type Design 2004, was selected in the Type Design competition from Creative Review 2005 and is part of the touring exhibition e-a-t. Karmina
, the first collaborative work from TypeTogether, also won a merit at the ED-Awards competition 2007.