Born into a family of self-employed photographers, Paul Eslage’s early contact with the creative professions lead him to study Design at the Münster School of Design in 2014. Focussing on communication design, he worked on several magazine, branding and exhibition projects and – before TypeMates was even born – attended Jakob’s type design course at the MSD. That course was the starting point for Paul’s passion for designing letters.
After his degree he joined Nils in his Kiel office as TypeMates’ first intern. Helping out on custom fonts and type graphics, he also started designing the stencil version of the foundry’s font Halvar — going from intern to variable font instance operator within a few months!