‘The typography of books must not advertise. If it takes on elements of advertising graphics, it abuses the sanctity of the written word by coercing it to serve the vanity of a graphic artist incapable of discharging his duty as a mere lieutenant’
– Jan Tschichold
Raphaël Freeman MISTD
For over 25 years I have excelled in the field of typesetting, both in my own firms as well as other acclaimed companies such as Koren Publishers, where I was in charge of typography and typesetting.
A member of the International Society of Typographic Designers, I apply my vast experience to ensure excellent quality of books of all kinds.
I started my professional career working for Alpha Creative Solutions, a small typesetting firm in Sale, England. After moving to Israel, I worked for The Jerusalem Publishing House, then on to HaMakor Press, and finally onto a position at the Jerusalem Post.
After moving forward again in my career, I launched my own firm, Jerusalem Typesetting, which ran for a successful six years before being bought by the renowned Koren Publishers. There I was in charge of typography, typesetting, and interior book design for the famed Koren line.
After my tenure at Koren, I relaunched as Renana Typesetting.
I received my BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science and Printing and Photographic Technology from Manchester Polytechnic (which was renamed the following year as Manchester Metropolitan University). My professional in-house training of typesetting and typography took place at Alpha Creative Solutions, Sale, Manchester.
In addition to being an expert in typesetting in Adobe InDesign, I have a tremendous amount of experience in typesetting multilingual texts whether its an English book with Hebrew interspersed, or a Hebrew liturgy book with nikud and taʿamey mikra.
By using high-end hardware and utilising the ultimate power of scripting, we are able to produce high-quality end results in a timely fashion.
Logitech Craft Keyboard
Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse
Apple Magic Trackpad 2
2 × Elgato Stream Deck
Elgato Stream Deck XL
Razer Seirēn X
Logitech BRIO 4K webcam
Logitech MX Sound 2.0 Speakers
iPad Pro 9.7″ with Apple Pencil
iPhone 7+: calendaring & reminders
Mophie wireless charger
Plantronics Savi 7210
i9-9900K @ 3.60 GHz
32GB DDR4 G.Skill 3200
1TB Samsung 970 PRO SSD
2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB DDR5
3 × Dell U3219Q 32" 3840×2160