Kristyan Sarkis (1985) was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He holds a BA in Graphic Design with an emphasis on Moving Images and Typography, and a Master of Design in Type and Media from the The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands. He has worked in the fields of graphic design and branding/advertising, and has also taught at Virginia Commonwealth University (in Qatar). He is currently an independent graphic and type designer in Amsterdam and partner at TPTQ Arabic.

The first TPTQ Arabic printed type specimen presents the collection of current and upcoming Arabic typefaces and their Latin counterparts.