What a year, right? This time I don’t have a ton of highlights to share, but here are some best moments for a positive outlook on my year.

Montbenon courthouse, Lausanne (Switzerland)

👩🏻‍⚖️ My sisters and I got justice in court

After the passing of my father two years ago, my sisters and I had to file a lawsuit against his much-younger second wife, who was trying to get away with all the inheritance money. Because it is not legal to disinherit your children in Switzerland, my father and her had made shady arrangements behind our backs.

I’m so grateful that the legal system exists to protect us from such people.

Fortunately, everything…

Noemi Stauffer, founder of Fresh Fonts, about the process of operating her newsletter, launching a new product, her workflow stack and why we should talk more openly about mental health.

This interview was first published in The Creativerly.

First of all, can you give us a quick introduction about yourself?

Hey Philipp, thank you so much for having me! I’m Noemi, a Swiss, Canadian, Barcelona-based indie maker. I’m not a designer, which usually surprises people, given that I run a newsletter showcasing the latest and hottest type. Called Fresh Fonts, it’s a monthly curation of the best new fonts released by independent designers and type foundries from all over the world.

You are building Fresh Fonts for over three years now. How would you describe your journey so far? What led you to the decision to start a type-orientated newsletter?


Yesterday I had the pleasure to answer questions and share practical tips about growing your email list with the Women Make community. Here are the main takeaways and the different links that I shared during the session.

Listen to the full audio:

Note: my newsletter, Fresh Fonts, is a stand-alone product, thus a product on its own. I don’t use it as a marketing channel to encourage its readers to visit an online store, for example. …

If you’re looking for a useful free font with a bit of an edge, look no further than this collection of modern typefaces. These sleek and versatile fonts are perfect for all sorts of designs, from websites to printed material, and they are all completely free for both personal and commercial use.

To facilitate your font picking and pairing process, I’ve included examples of how these typefaces have been put to use recently, and a few pairing ideas. Enjoy and don’t forget to ping me on Twitter (@noemistauffer) to show me how you’ve used them, I’d love to see it!

Gangster Grotesk

This is the first part of a series of two posts. The second and last part is not available yet, but will be very soon! Make sure to follow me here or on Twitter not to miss it.


One year ago, I started sending an email newsletter called Fresh Fonts, and since then, have been growing its subscribers base organically — without spending any money on advertising. I don’t consider myself an expert and I don’t have all the answers, but I’m happy to share what I’ve learned so far.

In my case, what worked best to gain new subscribers…

Letterform lovers, rejoice! It’s only November, and this year has already seen the apparition of several new foundries created by incredibly talented type designers from all around the world.

While we already covered their respective launch in our newsletter, Fresh Fonts, we wanted to share with you the list of our favourite foundries founded in 2018. All of them are making high-quality, unique typefaces that will definitely add character to your print and web projects. Make your designer friends jealous and your clients happy — give these a try!

Before you read any further, make sure to have a look…

I believe that good design — and typography — should be accessible to everyone, so I made a list of high-quality typefaces that are available for free, both for personal and commercial projects.

All released in the past few months, the majority of these typefaces were made available under the Open Font License, some others, which are not open source, were released for free, and a few more, originally published a while ago, were recently updated and expanded.

I grouped them into four categories, according to intended use: superfamilies, display typefaces, text typefaces (including monospace) and typefaces that can do…

by Noemi Stauffer

I’m late about publishing this, but 2017 was a defining year for me. Not only it marked the entrance into my thirties, but I kept experimenting, brushed up on my skills, and launched new projects. As a result, I gained creative confidence, and now have a clearer picture of where I’m headed. Here are the highlights of my year.

👊🏽 Self-Initiated Projects

Flow Supply Co.

The very first version of Flow Supply went live at the beginning of January. …

by Noemi Stauffer

Looking back, it doesn’t feel like I accomplished much last year. Indeed, 2016 has been a difficult one, paved with obstacles and coming with many moments of discouragement. As I’m writing this, I can’t help but feel glad it’s over.

I still remember how 2016 started, back in the first days of January. As I was just coming back from my native town in Switzerland, we went for drinks at Lobo, a charming bar downtown Barcelona, with my friends Carol and Maribel. I was stressed out financially, had been for months. Feeling completely drained. Surprisingly, my friends’…

Noemi Stauffer

Founder of Fresh Fonts ✌️

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