Vincent Connare in 2012
September 26, 1960|
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, and the Trebuchet MS font. 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.
Connare explains how he came to create 'the world's favorite font' in 2009.