Speaker Nadine Chahine
Nadine Chahine is an award-winning Lebanese type designer and principal at ArabicType Ltd. She has an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, a PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands, and a Master of Studies in International Relations from Cambridge University. She has received numerous awards, including two for Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club (TDC) in New York in 2008 and 2011.
Chahine’s typefaces include Frutiger Arabic, Neue Helvetica Arabic, Univers Next Arabic, Palatino Arabic, and Koufiya. Her work was featured in the fifth edition of Megg’s “History of Graphic Design,” and, in 2012, she was selected by “Fast Company” as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2016, Chahine’s work was showcased in the fourth edition of First Choice, which highlights the work of the 250 top global designers. In 2017, Chahine was selected by “Creative Review” as part of their Creative Leaders 50. In 2021, Nadine was elected to the board of the TDC.