Vincent Connare in 2012
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
||University of Reading, New York Institute of Technology, Milford High School (Massachusetts)
||typeface design, photographer
||Comic Sans, Trebuchet MS, Webdings, Marlett, Microsoft
Vincent Connare (born 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American font designer and former Microsoft employee. Amongst his creations are the Comic Sans font which some people dislike because of its amateur look, and the Trebuchet MS font, both of which ship as standard on current releases of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS, with Comic Sans being the most popular. Besides text typefaces he finalized and hinted the font Marlett which has been used for scalable User Interface icons in Microsoft Windows since 1995 and created portions of the font Webdings that was first shipped with Internet Explorer.
He currently works in the UK for Dalton Maag, an independent font design studio.
Connare studied at Milford High School in Milford, Massachusetts and the New York Institute of Technology, and gained a master's degree in Type Design at the University of Reading.