Zuzana Licko


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Zuzana Licko is a well-known typeface designer working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is among the typeface designers who have won many awards, including the Chrysler Design Award in 1994, for her exemplary work, and she remains a celebrated icon in typography.

Zuzana Licko was born in 1961, in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (Pipes 50).  She migrated to the United States along with her family when she was still a child. She enrolled in an architecture, photography and computer programming classes, before she graduated with a degree in Graphic Communications. She also took a class in calligraphy, which later influenced her work in design. She married Rudy Vanderlans, who also become her important business partner.