Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the Founding Creative Director of the Khatt Foundation. She is widely published and contributes regularly to international conferences, magazines and publications. Holding degrees in graphic design from Yale University School of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, she specialises in bilingual typographic research and design. She has worked as a designer and consultant and taught typography and graphic design since 1990 in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. She is the author of Arabic Typography: a comprehensive sourcebook (Saqi Books, London, 2001), Experimental Arabic Type (Saatchi and Saatchi, Dubai, 2002), Typographic Matchmaking (BIS Publishers, Amsterdam 2007), Typographic Matchmaking in the City (Khatt Books, Amsterdam 2011). She is currently pursuing a PhD at Leiden University while working as a typographic design consultant.