Johanna Balusikova, born in Slovakia, has lived in The Netherlands since 1999. She works in the field of graphic and type design with a focus on cultural work. In 2002 she became a partner in the Typotheque type foundry. She studied at the Jan van Eyck Akademie (1999-2001). Maastricht; Atelier National de Recherche Typographic (1998-1999), Paris; Ecole des Beaux-arts de Saint-Etienne (1997-1998), France; and Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (1992-1998).