Course Description:

In this course, the participants will be introduced to the design of Arabic typefaces. This course will be a great addition to designers interested in Arabic typography and in starting to design and produce their own typefaces, and those with previous experience who wish to enhance their skills. Through teaching the participants the process of conceptualizing, designing and programming a digital Arabic font, and the possibilities of bringing it to the market, the course will address both the design and technical aspects of the process using the overtly useful Glyphs App: the font editing software needed to create, produce and export Arabic fonts. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Introducing participants to the fundamentals of design theory, and giving them invaluable exposure. 
  • Practicing the design of Arabic typefaces first hand, and preparing participants for production.


Learning Outcomes:

The participants will be able to start a beta version of the first exported Arabic font which reflect their creative design concept.

 Recommended for:
 Graphic Designers (students and professionals), type designers, designers, lettering artists, artists, Arabic calligraphers, Arabic calligraphy enthusiasts, etc.


Tarek Atrissi

 Creative Dutch-Lebanese designer, Tarek Atrissi, is the founder of Tarek Atrissi Design (, a design studio based in Barcelona and with offices in The Netherlands. He has a diversified knowledge of a variety of cultures, with his ability to fluently speak Arabic, French, English, Dutch & Spanish. Atrissi’s studio’s typographic and cross-cultural design approach is a production of projects that left a significant influence on the contemporary graphic design landscape in the Middle East.

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