Fred Smeijers is a Dutch graphic and typographic designer, who specializes in typographic research and development for product manufacturers. His theories on punchcutting and type design are expounded in his book: Counterpunch: making type in the sixteenth century, designing typefaces now, London, Hyphen Press, 1996.

His other type designs include FF Quadraat and FF Quadraat Sans for the FontFont library and Fresco for the OurType library.

Fred Smeijers designed Renard for the TEFF library.