Washington, D.C., USA
Tré Seals is a Washington, D.C. designer. From the beginning, Seals was set on a path to become the designer he is today. From kindergarten to 3rd grade he practiced writing in cursive until his handwriting looked like the sample sheets. In the 5th and 6th grade he started his first creative venture, graffitiing people’s names on index cards, laminating them, and selling them for $3 a piece. In high school he designed tattoos. And at the age of 20, Seals made a pact with himself that by the time he was 25, he’d become an internationally renowned designer—and he is.
Four months after graduating from college, he founded his company. Less than a year later, he started a font foundry, Vocal Type, that not only crafts industry shattering typefaces, but also works with a variety of non-profit organizations.
Since then, he’s been recognized as the youngest Ascender by the Type Directors Club, a Black Trailblazer by The Dots, and has been featured in Print, How, and Communication Arts magazines, and more.