InPerson Interview: Nadine Chahine
David Blatner interviews an expert in Middle Eastern type design to learn about Arabic fonts, legibility, and antisocial glyphs
David: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
Nadine: My current job is the UK Type Director and Legibility Expert. I have been in this job for a year now, but I have been with the company for almost 12. I studied graphic design at the American University of Beirut, where I started becoming interested in type design. I later went to Reading University in the UK where I received a masters degree in typeface design.
That started my career in type design. Afterwards I taught for a little bit, and then was hired at Linotype. Then Linotype was acquired by Monotype, and here I am.. . . .
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