About Nadine Chahine
Dr. Nadine Chahine is an award winning Lebanese type designer working as the Arabic Specialist at Monotype. She studied Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut, has an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, and a PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands.
During her study at Reading, she focused on the relationship of the Arabic and Latin scripts and the possibilities of creating a harmonious relationship between the two. Her typeface Koufiya was the first to include a simultaneously designed matching Arabic and Latin parts. She taught Arabic type design as a visiting lecturer at the American University in Dubai and at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. In 2005 she joined Linotype (now Monotype) in Germany, as the Arabic specialist and has been living in Germany since then.
Nadine’s work has been featured in the 5th edition of Megg’s History of Graphic Design and in 2012 she was selected by Fast Company as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business.