Hello, my name is Joana Correia, and Nova Type is my solo adventure into retail type design. I studied architecture and graphic design, but I am passionate about letters.
I went on to acquire an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK in 2011, where I won a coveted Granshan award for the Artigo font family.
Upon graduation, I returned to my hometown of Porto, Portugal to teach type design at the School of Art and Design of Matosinhos, ESAD. During that time I published several typefaces for Google Fonts and Indian Type Foundry. I designed Canberra, a sharp slab serif published by FontYou (now named Black[Foundry]), and designed one of the first Devanagari fonts on Google Fonts, called Karma, followed by the Tamil font Arima. I love to go for long walks to clear her head and get inspired by the invigorating city of Porto, and of course my dog Kimi always joins.