OH no Type Company.

Ohno was birthed in 2015, from a deep appreciation for lively typefaces, and simultaneous dissatisfaction and amazement at the current type design landscape. The goal has always been to create quality work that highlights under-appreciated genres, and respects history without reinventing the wheel. Good spacing reigns supreme.

If you ever have any questions about licensing, custom work, or which Vulfpeck songs you should start listening to, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


I can be reached at j@ohnotype.co.

4444 Park Boulevard
Oakland, California, 94602
United States

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Speaking & Workshops

I’m very into that. In the past, I’ve spoken or taught workshops at

  • Type@Cooper & Type@Cooper West
  • California College of the Arts
  • Adobe
  • Adobe Max
  • Top Con
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • National Public Library of Singapore
  • The Alphabet Press
  • AIGA Raleigh
  • AIGA Nebraska
  • AIGA Minnesota
  • AIGA Colorado
  • AIGA Wisconsin
  • AIGA Hampton Roads
  • TypoBerlin
  • TypoSF

Typical workshops cover different writing and calligraphy techniques, lettering and drawing, and type design basics. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to chat about hosting one at your next

  • Company picnic
  • ABC’s The Bachelor viewing fiesta
  • Children’s birthday party


I teach in the MFA Design department at California College of the Arts, and in the Extended Program at Type West.


  • BFA from California College of the Arts, 2013.
  • Masters in TypeMedia from The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands, 2014.

Huge thanks to everyone involved with this website: Alexandre Saumier-Demers, Jack Jennings, August Miller, and Savannah Julian. Friends Tânia Raposo, Frank Grießhammer, Nina Stössinger, Indra Kupferschmid, Travis Kochel, Lizy Gershenzon, Graham Bradley, Rob Stenson, Sun Helen Isdahl Kalvenes, and Erik Marinovich. My old TypeMedia classmates: Mark Frömberg, Hugo Marucco, David Chmela, Sláva Jevčinová aka Slavie Slaverson, Mark De Winne, and Nina Stössinger. Tool makers and software developers: Ondrej Jób, David Jonathan Ross, Ben Kiel, Gustavo Ferreira, Frederik Berlaen, Loïc Sander, Tal Leming, and Yanone. My old type design instructors: Erik van Blokland, Paul van der Laan, Peter Biľak, Peter Verheul, Jan Willem Stas, Françoise Berserik, and Rod Cavazos. My old Graphic design and typography instructors, Mark Fox, Angie Wang, David Asari, Christopher Simmons, Bob Aufuldish, Brett MacFadden, Scott Thorpe, Tom Ingalls aka Backwards Man, Dennis Crowe, Michael Vanderbyl, Emily McVarish, Jon Sueda, and Eric Heiman.