Paul Alan Grosse

Derby, United Kingdom
They say that if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well and I take this attitude with me to my work.

I appreciate that not everybody is going to have a ultra-up-to-date operating system and programs so if you are designing some cover art, whether it is for a book or a film and want an image of some text in a particular font, just email me and I will produce a large transparent PNG for you for free.

Work Experience


Font Designer

Designing professional quality fonts - for the love of it (will accept commissions if you want one that is special).

A number of the families of fonts that I have designed being used in print, in: Punjabi language newspaper section headers and advertisements; on the cover designs of literally dozens of Punjabi language books; and, on the posters, flyers, DVD covers, soundtrack CDs and title sequences of a number of Bollywood films.
January 2008 - Present United Kingdom


rocket computer modelling advisor for special effects

Did water rocket computer modelling for Scott McIntyre for episode 18 of Crash Test Dummies (Sky Television 2007)
2007 - 2007 United Kingdom

PC Plus Magazine

HelpDesk writer

Writer for the HelpDesk section, including providing written and art materials for the Helpdesk section of the cover DVD. The website link takes you to the coverdisc material for which I own the copyright.
January 2003 - April 2007 Bath, United Kingdom

Data Security Tools Bulletin

Computer Security Writer

Wrote 3,000-4,000 word reviews on computer security products and services for Data Security Tools Bulletin which was aimed at SMEs internationally. Copy passed onto a US company and published there as well
January 1997 - April 2002 London, United Kingdom



Now just maintaining and updating as additional details expose themselves, I wrote the book 'Let the Devil wear Black - memoirs of an analyst' from the tapes of covertly recorded meetings, evidence supplied and contemporaneous notes.

The book covers the experiences of an analyst from discovery, through fraud and corruption, deaths and exposure, to the closing of the Courtaulds Chemicals site in Spondon Derby in 2013, although it has been carefully relocated in Manchester so that those who were not guilty can enjoy a bit of privacy - at least from the casually curious.

The book is available as an ebook on Kindle and has a resources site - click on the link.
November 1993 - Present Derby, United Kingdom


Professional Pavement Artist

Derby's Pavement Artist - yes, actually earning a living wage from it. Produced images in pastel on concrete on a daily basis, weather permitting.

As Derby's pavement artist, I was Interviewed on BBC Radio and also appeared on Thames Television's 'What's My Line' and beat the panel.

In addition I also took on some painting commissions - oil on canvas - proper artists pigments as opposed to student pigments.
June 1985 - December 1989 United Kingdom


University Of Derby

GRSC Chemistry

This is such a long time ago but a Post HNC Analytical Chemistry qualification was worth the effort, until I uncovered the fact that the company I worked for was up to no good with the authorities - see the book 'Let the Devil Wear Black - memoirs of an Analyst'
September 1987 - June 1988 Derby, United Kingdom


English (Native),
Punjabi (Conversational),


Perl, Apache, Fontforge, HTML SSI, The Gimp,