Alisa Nowak is a native German type designer based in France. During her studies of graphic design in Düsseldorf, she spent one year in Besançon where she focused her interest on type design. Afterwards she specialised in designing typefaces in the context of formation Post-Diplôme Typographie & Langage at École Supérieure d’Art et de Design d’Amiens where she developed her first type family, Eskapade.
For three years she worked with Fontyou where she designed a few fonts with her legendary rigor, but also gently helped and encouraged various ideas of co-creators. After two years as a type designer at BlackFoundry in Paris, Alisa now works as an independent type and graphic designer. She also focussed on teaching typography for graphic design students, actually at ÉSAD d’Amiens and at EnsAD in Paris.
Alisa designed Eskapade and Eskapade Fraktur, published with TypeTogether in 2012 and updated in 2019.