KRISTYAN
SARKIS

Kristyan Sarkis (Beirut, 1985) is a type designer and lettering artist, based in Amsterdam.


He holds a Master in Type and Media from the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague). He has co-founded TPQT Arabic, a type foundry specialised in high-quality Arabic fonts, Arabic Type Design-Beirut, the first international educational program dedicated to the subject and Arabic Lettering Workshops, a traveling series of which 15 episodes have taken place so far. He has taught at VCU-Qatar, LAU Beirut, ESAV Marrakech and currently teaches at the Type & Media master program (KABK). He often gives workshops and talks around the world. He has worked with clients like Apple, MoMA, Mozilla and the Louvre. His work received several awards including the NY Type Directors Club’s Certificate of Typographic Excellence, ATypI’s Letter.2, and the European Design Award.