Mamoun Sakkal, a native of Aleppo, Syria, who immigrated to the United States in 1978, is founder and principal of Sakkal Design in Bothell, Washington. Providing graphic design and communication solutions to major national and international corporations, his firm has focused on Arabic calligraphy and typography since the 1990’s.
He has degrees in architecture from the University of Aleppo and the University of Washington. He is a well-respected typographer and calligrapher who has received International awards in both calligraphy and typeface design including Third International Calligraphy Competition: First Award in Kufi style, Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture, Istanbul, Turkey 1993; First place award in the Arab Human Development Report cover design competition, United Nations Development Programme, New York 2003; Two Awards of Excellence for Sakkal Seta and Arabic Typesetting typefaces, Type Directors Club of New York International typeface design competition, 2003, and for Microsoft Uighur typeface in 2004; and First Prize in Letter Arts Review Magazine International Competition in 2005.
Mr. Sakkal’s expertise combines a deep respect and knowledge of traditional calligraphy with the latest in computer technology.