Mitja Miklavčič, born 1978, is a graphic and typeface designer. After working a few years for advertising agencies and design studios in Slovenia, he moved to the UK where he studied MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading. In 2006 he completed the course with distinction. In 2007 he received the TDC Certificate of Excellence in Type Design. Mitja then established his own studio, specialised in typeface design, information architecture, branding and editorial design; among others he collaborated with well-known type foundries in the United States and Europe.
The typeface based on his master's degree was later fine-tuned and published by FontShop Int. It soon became one of the most popular fonts, particularly in digital media, such as websites and mobile phones.
Miklavčič was a lecturer at the international TypoBerlin 2009 design conference and at the Festival of Letters in 2010, and one of the exhibitors at the Designing the Republic exhibition, showcased at the Museum of Architecture and Design in 2011. Together with the Gigodesign team they created a corporate identity for the country in 2009. His studio cooperated with several advertising agencies in Slovenia and various well-known type foundries including Fontsmith (London), FontShop (Berlin), and the US House Industries, among others. Several articles on their work have been published in international magazines, to mention only Page Magazine (DE), Computer Arts and Grafik Magazine (UK), Add Magazine (BE), and Typo (CZ).
He is currently working as a freelance artist with SITO Collaborative Design Filtering, a Ljubljana-based design service consultancy focusing on art direction, visual identity, type design, user experience and digital product design.
In 2004 Mitja Miklavčič received the Student Prešeren Award, in 2005 the Brumen Award for the Tuš corporate identity manual, created within his work at Gigodesign. His typeface familiy FF Tisa was awarded the TDC Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in 2007, one year later FF Tisa was chosen by FontShop as one of the 20 Typefaces of 2008. The typeface for the Slovene Government won the competition in 2009 along with the new corporate identity design that was developed together with Gigodesign.