Elena Schneider is an independent type designer from Germany. She lives with her family in Húsavík, Iceland. After studying visual communication in the university of applied sciences in Dortmund, she co-founded the design studio Radau. Her fascination with typography and letterforms led her to move to Reading GBR and her MA in type design. Elena designs logos, retail and custom fonts. She is a visiting lecturer at HBKSaar and LHÍ Reykjavík, and a mentor at Alphabettes, a network to support and promote women in the type industry.