Ralph Burkhardt (1980) is dipl. designer, author, lecturer and Member of aed Stuttgart. He studied Information/Media at the University of Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd and worked at büro uebele – visual communication and Jung von Matt/Neckar. Since 2009 he is managing partner of burkhardthauke – Büro für Gestaltung, which has been awarded with various design prizes. Since 2012 he teaches typography at the Media University (HdM) and holds lectures in various countries. In 2016 he started a second company called burkhardtschwarz – Laboratory which focuses on the interface of design and art.