Philip Bouwsma attended the University of California at Berkeley, and studied History and Greek. His love of letters and type design, however, moved his career in the direction of art, design, and the alphabet. Over the years, Bouwsma has worked as a book and advertising designer, has created and exhibited fine art, and has taught and produced art-jewellery.
Using digital technology, Bouwsma synthesises contemporary type styles with traditional and historic scripts and symbols from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Still an avid student of history, Bouwsma's goal is to create an authentic font for every major historic script.