Even though Grant has been designing, manipulating, and marketing digital type for years, he still gets misty-eyed recalling the hours he spent hunched over sheets of dry-transfer lettering, painstakingly ad-libbing uppercase As from inverted Vs and hyphens.
Growing up with rubylith, rapidograph pens, the hum of line camera arc lamps, and the smell of fixer gave Grant a solid analog base for his design sense and aesthetic. He can also pluck Compugraphic control codes out of thin air as a party trick.
On the way to his previous gig at Veer, he created typefaces and helped keep the storefronts tidy at visual content purveyors such as Image Club, Adobe, EyeWire, and Getty Images.
Converse Chuck Taylor high tops are his footwear of choice.
Grant resides in Calgary, Alberta – along with a basement full of vintage computers and typographic paraphernalia that his wonderful wife wishes he would store somewhere else.
The bulk of his typeface designs can be perused at FontShop.