A spotlight on Fatih Hardal with 8 questions and our favourite pieces.
Fatih Hardal, Graphic Designer, Type Designer and Researcher. He graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts in 2019. In the same year, he founded Hardal Studio. In February 2020, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University started his graduate education. He conducts his research on type design and typography. He works independently for services and consultancy in typography, type design and branding.
He has been working in the field of type design since 2018. They work on commissioned projects in the commercial, cultural and editorial sector, with a strong focus on typographic treatment, including the design and distribution of a range of original typefaces. Popular typefaces are FH Ronaldson, FH Phemister, FH Oscar, FH Giselle, Ampersand Typeface and 1089 Display. Hardal sells its typefaces directly through hardalstudio.com and is based in Istanbul, Turkey. Besides the fonts, he collaborated with brands such as Adidas, Adobe, Airbnb, GQ, Jessica Walsh and Sony Music. He still continues to work independently. He has been a member of GMK since 2019.
Do you remember the moment you knew you wanted to become a designer?
I was interested in illustration in high school. I was also dealing with calligraphy. As a continuation of this, we have made a project that includes similar compositions during university years. By selecting a district in the province of Istanbul, a typeface project at a level appropriate to the characteristics of that district was produced. This was incredibly interesting to me! It was a great experience and I discovered that I was in the right profession.
Did you go to design school? Do you think it was necessary to get to where you are today?
Who is your favorite designer right now?
What is your method of getting out of a designers block?
Can you describe your ideal working environment?
Some of our Favorites
What advice would you have given yourself 3 years ago?