Graphic and type designer, François Rappo lives and works in Switzerland.
François studied graphic design in the early 1980s at ECBA/Cantonal School of Fine Arts Lausanne, where he specialized in typography. After years of design practice in the cultural and corporate fields, he became active in design education. Since the mid-1990s, he teaches editorial and type design at the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, where he established the master’s degree in Type Design in 2011.
From 2001 to 2007, he was the president of the jury for The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition. He was awarded the Jan Tschichold Prize in 2013 for his outstanding achievement in editorial design through his influential type designs.
François frequently gives lectures about his typographic practice in Europe, Russia and the USA.