Dr. Sakkal studied art at the Plastic Arts Center in Aleppo and has degrees in architecture form the University of Aleppo and the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Ph.D. degree in Islamic art history from the University of Washington on the use of Square Kufic calligraphy in modern art and design. He has lectured on Islamic art, Arabic calligraphy, and Arabic typography at universities and conferences in the United States, England, Dubai, Syria, and Uzbekistan. www.sakkal.com.
Dr. Mamoun Sakkal is founder and principal of Sakkal Design established in Bothell, Washington in 1984. Providing graphic design and communication solutions to major national and international corporations, Sakkal Design has received several awards for calligraphy, graphics, and type design including three awards of excellence from the Type Directors Club of New York, one from IRCICA in Istanbul, and First Prize in Letter Arts Review Magazine International Competition in 2005.