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Dr. Nadine Chahine is an award winning Lebanese type designer. She has an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, and a PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands. Nadine’s research focus is on eye movement and legibility studies for the Arabic, Latin, and Chinese scripts. Since 2012 she has been collaborating with the MIT AgeLab on legibility research or automotive HMI. Their first study has now been published in the Ergonomics Journal.

Nadine has won several awards including the Award for Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club in New York in 2008 and 2011, and a Certificate for Excellence from ISTD. Her typefaces include: the best-selling Frutiger Arabic, Neue Helvetica Arabic, Univers Next Arabic, Palatino and Palatino Sans Arabic, Koufiya, Hamra Str. and BigVesta Arabic. She has also designed custom typefaces for clients such as mbc, Sony, H&M, An-Nahar newspaper, Abu Dhabi Ministry of Interior, and Credit Suisse. Her typefaces have been used by numerous brand owners such Emirates NBD, Etihad, Dubai Airports, mbc, OSN, and SKY News Arabia.

Nadine’s work has been featured in the 5th edition of Megg’s History of Graphic Design and in 2012 she was selected by Fast Company as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2016 her work was showcased in the 4th edition of First Choice which highlights the work of the 250 top global designers practising today. In 2017, Nadine was selected by Creative Review to their Creative Leaders 50 which aims to celebrate, educate and inspire those who are leading creative businesses, organisations and teams in the UK.