Ben Kiel is a typeface designer, graphic designer, and educator. He runs Typefounding, a typeface design and production studio in Saint Louis, Missouri. Before starting Typefounding, he worked at House Industries where he worked as a typeface designer, director, and developer. At House, he worked as part of the team that developed the online Photo-Lettering service, shortlisted as a Design of the Year by the London Design Museum in 2012.
Neutraface Display Cyrillic was drawn as a expansion of the Neutraface family for a client of House Industries. Ilya Ruderman consulted on the design and also drew the Cyrillic for other parts of the expansion.