David Buck lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand. He founded SparkyType in 1997 distributing his own free fonts. David joined the Chank Company in 2000, designing and digitising faces for clients such as 2Grrls, American Express, Belkin, Bop Magazine, and WordStretch. He has also collaborated with Michael Cina, Craig Duffney,and Joseph Churchward before going into business for himself in 2003. SparkyType now offers several commercial fonts.