Verena Gerlach was born in Berlin and studied Visual Communication at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. Shortly after finishing art school in 1998, she founded her own studio (fraugerlach) for graphic design, type design and typography. As well as all kinds of typographic print works and typedesign, Verena also art directed several video clips and worked on the typographic production for international contemporary artists. Verena has lectured in type design and typography at Designakademie Berlin from 2003–2009 and gives lectures and workshops about type and graphic design all over the globe. She also works as a freelance book designer for the German publisher Hatje Cantz.