My name is Maël Bächtold and I am a swiss based type designer and art director. I graduated from écal in 2021. In 2018, I received with honors my bachelor of communication design at HEAD - Genève. My main focus is designing typefaces for retail or customs for clients. In other fields I also work with 3D or motion, I like to mix those fields with types and aim for unexpected and surprising results. Therefore, my work is a combination of experimentations and clarity but also of precision with a particular attention to detail. 
By the way, I also developed a little video game once.

Autograph studio
En Plein Art
Luxury Venture Group
Éveil à la nature
DMJ Orientation
La Fabrika


2021 - TODAY
Founder and member of Collectif 66A

2013 - 2021
Freelance jobs 

Internship at Nootype foundry

Signage design for Paris Photo over a workshop with Golgotha studio

2013 - 2014 
Photographer for the concert hall La Case à Chocs

2018 - 2021
Master of type design
– ECAL - Lausanne, CH

Bachelor of communication design
(as an exchange student)
– DSKD - Kolding, DK

 2015 - 2018
Bachelor of visual communication
– HEAD - Geneva, CH

2014 - 2015
Preparatory year of visual communication
– CFPAA - Geneva, CH

2012 - 2013
Professional baccalaureate
– CPLN - Neuchâtel, CH

2009 - 2012
CFC of mediamatician
– CPLN - Neuchâtel, CH

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