I’m Daniel Nisbet: a brand and typeface designer

Growing up, I was one of those kids who knew what I wanted to do with my life. I didn’t know that drawing pictures would translate to being a designer. That wouldn’t happen until I was sweet-talking my way into a design class in high school.

I was fortunate to have a supportive family and an art teacher who wouldn’t let me give up. With some hard work, I found my way into two graphic design degrees from college. When I wasn’t studying, I kept a side hustle designing race cars for NASCAR and IndyCar teams.

For over ten years, I got to see out my dream designing race car liveries with a fantastic business partner. While that was going on, I started and ran my own freelance design business for seven years.

Some new chapters have since opened up. I currently work for a multi-national law firm as a senior graphic designer. I’m also pursuing a new creative direction with typeface design. As if that wasn’t enough, I also run a twice weekly podcast, Five on Design.

In the two hours every week I’m not being a designer, I still find ways to keep busy. When it’s warm, you’ll find me running anything from a 5k to a marathon. I have a woodworking shop where I enjoy restoring old hand tools and building furniture. I also have a small obsession with letterpress printing — and I never stray too far from a print shop or museum.