I am a freelance graphic and type designer based in Nantes (France), in the Collectif Sans Shérif. I work both nationally and internationally for large groups or smaller structures. I set up unique creative solutions in order to help my clients better communicate and achieve their goals. My specialty is the creation of lettering and typefaces.

I grant a significant part of my time to experimentations and type design which feed my work. I am the art diretor of Bouclard, a litterature magazine. I write about typography for magazines and sites. I am also typography teacher in ECV and E-Artsup schools in Nantes and I give some workshops and talks.

  • Type design
  • Logotype
  • Lettering
  • Font development
  • Brand identity
  • Editorial design
  • Calligraphy
  • Wayfinding


  • Jury
  • Talks & Lessons
  • Workshops

thierry fetiveau freelance working at home


Books, magazines

06/2015: "My Graphic DNA" - édition Promopress

11/2014: revue Graphê

06/2014: revue Après/avant

05/2013: revue Après/avant


02/2017: Inspirations graphiques

02/2017: La ligue du lettrage

09/2016: IDN

07/2016: thedesigninspiration

06/2016: Thewomb

07/2015: The Method Case

10/2014: ffffound



2013 /2014:

06/2013: Büromarks


2014: The type nerd tumbld


03/2017 : Les Oreillers d'Anne on Sun Radio 

Essays & articles

10/2016 : "Inspiration is everywhere" on Ligue du lettrage

05/2015 : interview on the job of type designer at Mobilis and bpi websites.

11/2014: Article on the design process of Batutah in Graphê magazine

11/2014: Article "La lettrine est-elle toujours in" in the magazine Tind N°3

04/2014 : "L'interview éclair" at Tind website.

01/2014: Thesis "Batutah, processus de création d'un caractère latin-arabe destiné aux magazines".

01/2013: Albert boton colorful world of black and white,

02/2012: Visit of the ESAD in Amiens,

02/2012: Trip to the KABK,

Talks & workshops

11/2017 : Workshop and talk at Sup de Pub Bordeaux in the framework of Type-Ex #3 event.

05/2017 : Pecha Kucha Nantes talk "Andersen, takes the floor"

02/2017 : Workshop "Typeface revival" in l’ECV - Bordeaux

02/2017 : Talk "Type design process" at Book fair in Montreuil Bellay

02/2017 : "Type drawing" workshop at EEGP school - Angers

01/2017 : "Type design" workshop at EEGP school - Angers

11-12/2016 : Workshop "Introduction to calligraphy" at École de Design - Nantes

11/2016 : Workshop "Logo design" at EEGP school - Angers

10/2016 : Talk « Andersen : type design process » at l’IUT Métiers du livre in Nantes


07/2017 : 1st place of The Mashrebiya Font Competition

03/2015 : Finalist of the "Letters to wear" contest at "Design Days" in Dubaï


06/2013: Ampersand Type conference, Brigthon (UK)