Character Type designs unique typefaces – custom and retail – to serve as tools in typography and branding for small and international brands. We are located in Hamburg, Germany.

Henning Skibbe founded Character Type in 2018. He is a pro­fessional type and com­muni­cation designer, typographic consultant, creative director and lecturer.

After having studied in Potsdam and Melbourne he published his first typeface family Haptic for which he won the prestigious TDC2 award. In the past years he worked as a designer at Factor Design and as a partner at Bureau Johannes Erler. At the latter he was responsible to design typefaces for brands such as Süddeutsche Zeitung, the e-commerce giant OTTO or the publishing house MedienUnion.

Henning Skibbe is a member of the Art Directors Club (ADC) Germany.