Self-taught type designer and calligrapher, Gia Tran worked at Dragon Rouge for 15 years, creating many custom fonts and letterings for famous french brands. In parallel he teached typography for graphic design schools like Strate College or Intuitlab. In 2012 he participated in the creation of Fontyou with Gregori Vincens, Nicolas Boudriot and Valentine Proust, where he designs and develops fonts with his overflowing creativeness and awesome colleagues (Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus)! Discover his crazy type compositions on, you will find him behind the sign .

Your favorite FY font ?
Exquise FY= sensual and refined

First meeting with typography?
When I was an accountant.

Favorite food?
Pad Thaï

In your Ipod?
One of these nights (the Eagles)

In an other life you would have been?
Jan Van De Velde

Your favorite writing object?
A broad-edge pen.

Your motto?
Talk less do more.

A letter? Why?
R. Because it’s a straight, curve and oblique line.

Your mentor?
Leonardo Da Vinci

Gia Tran’s Formation:

2001-2002 — CNAM Paris engineering school

2002-2005 — Internship LIP6 / OASIS

Gia Tran’s Experiences:

1992 – 2000 — Accountant, treasurer and customer manager at AEE

2000 – 2011 — Calligrapher and Type Designer at Dragon Rouge

2009 – 2001 — Co-founder at Sylex

2008 – 2012 — Calligraphy and typography teacher at the Strate Collège Design

2012 — Typography and calligraphy workshops at intuit.lab

2012 — Co-founder at Fontyou