Kristyan Sarkis is a type and graphic designer based in Amsterdam. He holds a BA in Graphic Design from Notre Dame University (Lebanon) and an MA in Type and Media from the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, The Netherlands. His typefaces include Thuraya, Greta Text Arabic (Typotheque) and Colvert Arabic (typographies.fr). He has designed the bespoke Arabic typeface for the identity and wayfinding system of the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, in collaboration with Philippe Apeloig and Ateliers Jean Nouvel.
He has written articles on Arabic Typography for Typotheque with whom he repeatedly collaborates, and taught Arabic Type Design in Virginia Commonwealth University - Qatar in 2009 and Typography in the Lebanese American University in 2014. He often gives workshops about type and lettering.
Among his clients: Typotheque, HW/Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Philippe Apeloig, Research Studios UK, Dalton Maag UK, M&C Saatchi UK, Interbrand Singapore, Mayúscula, typographies.fr, Medimatic,...
His work was awarded the Type Directors Club (NY) Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in 2011 and 2012, ATypI’s Letter.2 in 2011, Granshan in 2012 and European Design Award in 2013.