Dr Mamoun Sakkal is founder and principal of Sakkal Design in Bothell, Washington. After a career as an artist and architect, his firm has focused on Arabic calligraphy and typography since the 1990s. Clients include National Geographic, Microsoft, Linotype, and Adobe, among others. Sakkal Design was commissioned to design the corporate Arabic typefaces for Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and Armani Hotel, and several of his Arabic fonts are now widely used as Microsoft Windows system fonts. He has received several awards for calligraphy, graphics, and type design, including four awards of excellence from the Type Directors Club of New York and one from IRCICA in Istanbul.
Dr Mamoun Sakkal designed AwanZaman in collaboration with Juliet Shen and it was released with TypeTogether in 2016.