Born in 1949 in Prague, Czech Republic, Jan Schmoeger arrived in Australia in 1981. After a couple of years with a book publishing firm he became a freelance designer.
For occasional relief from designing, Jan has been teaching part-time at the School of Art and Design, Monash University, Melbourne.
Fascinated by fonts since childhood, he now plans to divide his time between typography and sailing.
[Jan Schmoeger, November 2007]