Alex Rütten is typeface- and interface designer and partner of the berlin based design studio Formsport. He also studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier. After graduation he worked as a freelance graphic designer and later as an art director for several design agencies. In 2002 he moved to Berlin, where he mainly worked as a developer for interactive applications and as editor-designer. His typefaces are available through Linotype and FontShop International. 2009 he won the TDC Award for his first typeface “Ginkgo” and 2011 for “Suhmo”. In 2010 “Ginkgo” was also nominated for the German Design Award.