URW++ APPOINTS UK SALES DIRECTOR
Hamburg, 9th March 2017: German font foundry URW++ Design & Development GmbH has appointed Jason Harcombe as sales director for the UK. The appointment is part of the company’s plans to expand the URW business geographically.
Mr Harcombe has over 12 years’ experience in sales, starting in recruitment then internet intelligence before spending the last six years at Monotype Imaging. At Monotype he held roles as senior account manager and business development manager selling font licensing and custom type and successfully made a number of high profile deals which included rebranding and enterprise font licenses for some of the world’s biggest brands. He is particularly knowledgeable in desktop, web and app licenses as well as custom font design.
On joining URW++ Mr Harcombe said: “I’m very excited to be back in the font industry with a company as creative, flexible and accomplished as URW++. The company now has an official UK presence and I’m looking forward to working with the most forward-thinking brands, agencies, publishers and broadcasters on type-based repositioning work, custom fonts and studio libraries that enable creative choice and freedom.”
URW++ has established itself in the graphic design industry by continually developing and marketing innovative font and software products. The company is particularly successful in the area of corporate type development and production, as well as world or global fonts for OEM customers.
Mr Harcombe reports to Peter Rosenfeld, managing director at URW++ who commented: “Jason is the perfect candidate for sales director at URW++ in the UK. He knows and loves the business, has the necessary experience and knowledge to strengthen our position in the UK and will benefit from the support of our parent company, Global Graphics Software. We are very delighted to have him in our team.”
URW++ has established itself in the graphic design industry by continually developing and marketing innovative font and software products. Based on our technical font production skills, we are particularly successful in the area of corporate type development and production as well as a supplier of so-called world or global fonts for OEM customers. Additionally, we distinguish ourselves by a comprehensive non-Latin font offering. We are well equipped to meet the growing demand in the OEM and Corporate Company market for so-called Global Fonts resp. World Fonts. Customers include BMW, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom, Evonik, Hilti, MAN, Siemens, Würth as well as Cisco, Lexmark, General Motors, Epson, NEC and Panasonic.
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