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.