Pantea Lachin was born in Tehran, Iran in 1974 and has been living in Germany since she was ten.
She received her B.A. in interior design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover, Germany in 2001 and a B.A. in communications design from the same university in 2004.
The thesis of her second B.A. was "Typography in Space - Visual Poetry," an experimental typography animation. For this final work, she received a national German Award from DDC (German Design Club) and was invited to display her work at the international typography exhibition TYPOSONIC.
After her studies, she worked for the MetaDesign agency. Since 2006 she works as a freelance designer and artist, lives and works in Berlin.
In the spring of 2007, she started to teach »kinetic typography« at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover, focusing on emotions in typography - the transmission of non-verbal (body language) and para-verbal (intonation) communication methods as well as their transformation into static visual typography with the help of movement. This involved also examining the additional functions of moving typography in dialogues, narrative and interactive structures.
2007, she received a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) grant for a research project on experimental typography to be carried out New York City and Tehran.
The group exhibition »Khat keshi« - Type through our dimension - is the follow-up project that she developed and supervised in Tehran 2008. It has already been exhibited in the Tarahane Azad Gallery in Tehran to a number of successful reviews.
After being successfully sponsored by ifa - The Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations in Germany, it was possible to have 5 artists from the Khat Keshi group in Berlin.
Khat Keshi exhibition took place as part of the TYPO 2009 Berlin (TYPO is the biggest European Design Event / Conference).
In May 2009 the pieces have been displayed at the designtransfer Gallery. Including lectures and discussion with Pantea Lachin and guest speaker Ruedi Baur.