Brian Sooy is the principal designer for Altered Ego Fonts, creating custom typeface designs for commissions and licensing. The Altered Ego Fonts collection includes text, dingbat and display faces in Postscript, TrueType and OpenType formats.
He has studied internationally with calligraphers and type designers such as American Greetings lettering artist (retired) John Hogan, Myrlin von Glahn, Jovica Veljovic, Julian Waters, Sheila Waters, Timothy Botts and Gottfried Pott. His influences include Paul Rand, Hermann Zapf, and Tim Girvin. A love and study of calligraphy are at the heart of his typographic efforts.
Education: Lorain County Community College, Associate’s degree, 1981 and Bowling Green State University, BFA in Graphic Design, 1984.
AEF fonts are included in the Adobe (Verve) and ITC (ITC Coventry) type libraries.
Significant type design commissions: Tyndale Publishers, 2004: Lucerna, custom typeface for the New Living Translation Bible, Second Edition. National City Bank, 2003: Ledgerhand, Custom script font for internal use. Cleveland Museum of Art, 2002: Bronze, font based on architectural rendering letterforms.
Brian holds a day job as president of Brian Sooy & Co. Overseeing a staff of four, Brian is responsible for strategic and creative direction, business development and projects such as identity and brand development, and custom type design commissions. Brian Sooy & Co. is a graphic design and marketing communications firm specializing in creative services for higher education, information technology, and specialty manufacturing industries.
[Brian Sooy, August 2006]