was born in New York in 1963 and studied art and design at Harpur College, before starting work in 1984 as a freelance illustrator and calligrapher. He spent eight years at Bitstream, where he “revamped” the font library and co-developed the exclusive font families Arrus
. He released his most successful typefaces at The Font Bureau
(Bremen, Nutcracker, Shimano, Sloop and others) and Adobe
Within only a few years, the adaptable Bickham Script had become a bestseller in the USA, popular as a “wedding script”, but also in editorial design and packaging. The OpenType version boasts sophisticated typographical features such as flourished forms and alternative glyphs.