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ULGA Type is a typeface design & lettering studio run by Michael Gills

Hello, I'm a freelance lettering artist and type designer based in Ipswich, Suffolk – although I spend a lot of time in Norwich, Norfolk. My skills encompass lettering, logo design, monogram design, calligraphy, custom font design and typeface design.

Even though most of my work is produced digitally, I still consider myself a craftsman and take pride in the quality of my work, approaching every project with the same care and attention to detail.

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I started my career at Letraset in London as a trainee type designer (see type design page for full bio), way back when Hair Metal was in full flow, where I enjoyed seven fruitful years producing and designing text and display fonts as well as typographic ornament and border fonts.

From there, I moved away from type design into graphic and web design. The wheel has now turned full circle and I've returned to my first love: font design, lettering and calligraphy.

Letraset Type Studio c. 1989
The family at Thrigby Hall in Norfolk.