Sibylle Hagmann began her career in Switzerland after earning a B.F.A. from the Basel School of Design in 1989. She explored her passion for typography and type design while completing her M.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts in 1996. Before relocating to Houston in 2000 she was the director of graphic design and publications for the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and taught at several southern Californian schools. In 1999 she completed the typeface family Cholla, originally commissioned by Art Center College of Design. Cholla was among the winning entries of bukva:raz!, the type design competition of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) in 2001. The typeface family Odile was published in 2006 and was awarded the acclaimed Swiss Federal Design Award. Her work has been featured in several publications and recognized by the Type Directors Club of New York and Japan. She has presented her work nationally and internationally at typography conferences and educational institutions. She is a professor at the University of Houston, School of Art since 2002.