Born in 1977, Christian Schwartz grew up on a small farm in East Washington, New Hampshire. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1995 to start his college career at Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied Communication Design.
Schwartz has always been fascinated by letters, even as a small child. He learned to read early, and remembers trying to trace various typefaces out of Letraset and Chartpak books to label his own drawings—when he was as young as four and five years old! He also remembers playing with his dad’s press type as early as age three. At around 14, he decided that he should try drawing his own letters.