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 a TDC2 award. He has been responsible to design typefaces for brands such as Schwäbisch Hall, Eat Happy, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the e-commerce giant OTTO or the publishing house MedienUnion.
Henning Skibbe is a member of the Art Directors Club (ADC) Germany.
Henning Skibbe talks, lectures and gives workshops at universities and conferences
PAGE – Typographic Branding workshops 2021
ADC Workshop: Type and Branding 2021
ADC Workshop: Type and Branding 2020
Workshops with the Art Directors Club in Hamburg and Munich (ADC)
Typo Days in Hamburg, Nürnberg, Bielefeld, Basel, Cologne, Munich, Zurich, Wien 2013-2016
Lecturer at Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW) in Hamburg