Designer, Founder, Letterman
At the age of 20, he made a pact with himself that he’d be an internationally renowned designer by the time he was 25. Now 26, Tré has been named an Ascender by the Type Directors Club for the work of his practice, Studio Seals. With his font foundry, Vocal Type Co., he has been named one of the top changemakers shaping the future of design and culture, by The Dots UK. Read more about Tré below.
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From the beginning, Tré Seals was set on a path to become the designer he is today. From kindergarten to 3rd grade he practiced writing in cursive until his handwriting looked like the sample sheets. In the 5th and 6th grade he started his first creative venture, graffitiing people’s names on index cards, laminating them, and selling them for $3 a piece. In high school he designed tattoos. And at the age of 20, Seals made a pact with himself that by the time he was 25, he’d become an internationally renowned designer.
Now 25, Seals has worked with over 200 clients, been named an Ascender by the Type Directors Club, named one of the top 100 creatives inspiring change by The Dots UK, and has been interviewed by the likes of Adobe and Hoefler & Co. Beyond accolades, Seals opened a studio practice and the second black-owned font foundry in America with the mission of diversifying design, preserving culture, and, naturally, crafting typefaces.
Learn more at: www.vocaltype.co