Jürgen Weltin was born in 1969 in Constance, the most southern town in Germany. He studied graphic design in Würzburg and in Bournemouth. His first typeface Linotype Finnegan was part of his diploma in 1995, and after completion it was published by Linotype Library in 2000.
He worked as a graphic and type designer in Stuttgart and London. He designed many corporate typefaces and typefaces for The Foundry in London as well as numerous logotypes for big international corporations.
Since 2002 he has been working at his own studio designing new typefaces. He is a member of the Association Typographique Internationale and a part time typography teacher.
In 1999 he was awarded the D&AD award for the telephone book typeface Yellow for British Telecommunication Plc, and in 2001 he received Certificates of Excellence in Type Design both for Linotype Finnegan and Yellow by the bukva:raz! international type design competition.
[Jürgen Weltin, June 2002]