Alisa Nowak is a native German type designer based in France. During her studies of graphic design in Düsseldorf, she spent one year in Besançon, where she focused her interest on type design. Afterwards she specialised in designing typefaces in the context of formation Post-Diplôme Typographie & Langage at École Supérieure d’Art et de Design d’Amiens where she developed her first type family Eskapade.
For three years she worked with Fontyou where she designed a few fonts with her legendary rigor, but also gently helped and encouraged various ideas of co-creators. Alisa now works as a type designer at BlackFoundry in Paris and also teaches typography for graphic design students at ÉSAD d’Amiens.