Education at Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam (Reproduction and design).

Education at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) The Hague, graphic and typographic design (graduated cum laude).

Worked on a freelance basis as a type designer for Dutch Type Library, Den Bosch. In that position, I worked on various font productions,
including my own typeface DTL Dorian.

Taught at the Type and Media department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.


Co-founder of Ampère graphic designers, Gouda.


Worked as a graphic designer at C&F Report Amsterdam.

Worked as a graphic designer at Domani B.V.


Over the years I have taught several workshops in different countries in Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy and France), Australia, Mexico, the USA, Canada and South Korea, with the written and drawn letters as the subject. Since 2020, various online workshops have also been added.

Judged for the Letter Arts Review annual review of 2018.


My work has been exhibited in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and South Korea and my work can be found in the collections of Museum Meermanno,
Berliner Sammlung Kalligraphie, Karlgeorg und Maria Hoefer Archiv, and private collections. Calligraphy, lettering and type design works have been published
in various Dutch and foreign editions. 

Together with my partner Els Perdijk I regularly work on various projects under the name Atelier ZeauZeau.

The studio is located in Gouda, Netherlands.

Elmo van Slingerland / Atelier ZeauZeau

Doelenstraat 17, 2801 PW Gouda

+31 (0) 636508969

VAT-ID: NL003135541B26

Chamber of Commerce: 76777111