Type Network + Font Bureau

Font Bureau is a founding member of Type Network, a new model for type design, development, licensing, and use. Owned and operated by type designers, Type Network features a common catalog and shopping cart offering fonts from Font Bureau and other member foundries.

Font Bureau’s current licenses, with no changes to existing terms, are now served through Type Network.

Samantha Grimsley-Franklin

Samantha Grimsley-Franklin is the first voice you hear when you call Font Bureau. “That would be me!”

So, how did you find out about Font Bureau?
I heard about Font Bureau through a really good friend of mine, Sam Collins. He was also a good friend of Sam Berlow, the general manager. It wasn’t until a few years later, in 1998 that I called Sam and was then hired full time.

What do you do at Font Bureau?
I mainly do sales and administration. I speak with a lot of our clients.

I’ve heard you say over the years, “I love my job”. Can you explain that more?
There are million reasons why - but mostly it’s the atmosphere, the people. You know I never actually thought people bought fonts until I got to Font Bureau.

What are your interests or hobbies?
I like to cook. I can cook just about anything, or at least try to cook just about anything. I also love to read.

When you are not at Font Bureau, what do you do?
Now when would that be? I have my family - my husband and three children.

What’s a fun fact you’d like to share about yourself?
In another life, I’d be a crime detective. I like to figure things out.

You must like all the detective shows on TV now.
Oh, yeah. I love them. If I could watch them all at once I would.

Is there anything else that you’d like to share?
I’m a news junkie.