Dutch type designer, born in Eindhoven, in 1961. He specializes in typographic research and development for product manufacturers. Among his typeface designs are FF Quadraat, Renard, DTL Nobel, Arnhem, Fresco, and Sansa. The last three are available from OurType, the font publishing label that he established with together with FontShop Benelux. Fred Smeijers is the author of Counterpunch and Type Now published by Hyphen Press, London.