Located in Berlin, Mota Italic is a type design studio specializing in unique, extensive type families. All of our fonts have wide language support, often contain multiple scripts, and always have numerous OpenType features. We take pride in being obsessive over the tiniest of details, because when it comes to designing letters, no detail is too small.
Rob Keller (b.1981) is a typeface designer from the corn/soybean fields of Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned Bachelor (BFA) degrees in both Graphic Design and Sculpture. From 2006-2007 he attended the University of Reading, England, for the MA in Typeface Design program. Immediately after, Rob moved to Frankfurt, Germany, to work at Linotype in the Product Marketing department. He left Linotype to be able to do type design full time, first as a freelancer then forming Mota Italic in 2009.
Sonja Keller (b.1984) is a native Berliner who also happens to be a serious type nerd. She comes from real life type-family: her mother is a technical specialist for fonts who has worked with almost every German foundry; her late step father was a Berthold man. Sonja began her professional career at Linotype where she worked in customer support for several years. She left Linotype to focus on programming, both online and with fonts here at Mota Italic. Along the way she has also developed a fascination with writings systems and non-Latin scripts. This passion led her to the University of Potsdam where she is currently studying Linguistics.