I started my design career in branding agencies in 2003 by working in different animation studios. Lack of good Arabic typefaces when I was studying graphic design made me interested in typeface design. This lead me to design a typeface for my thesis which later was chosen as one of the best typefaces of the last decade in 2011 by Association Typographique Internationale, and finally it was published by Typotheque. I have designed the Arabic companion for some of the most well-known Latin typefaces, including Fedra, Kohinoor, Diodrum and Award winning Harir typeface.

After receiving MA in Type & Media from Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) I established my studio "Bahman Design" in The Hague, The Netherlands. The summary of the projects I've worked on are listed below. By clicking on every project you will be taken to the client's website and there you can discover more about the details of every project. These days I'm mostly involved in designing custom typefaces. If you have an installation that needs coding or you want an animation or custom typeface drop me a line the and we can talk about it. You can find my contact information by clicking at the Contact at the top.

Key skills

Expert in Arabic typography with excellent proficiency in design applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). Specialized in creating dynamic simulations, rendering, shading and subdivision modeling (Maya, Renderman). Proficient in Python, familiar with C++, Xcode, Javascript, HTML and CSS.

Bachelor of Graphic Design

University of Tehran | Tehran, Iran | 2005 - 2010

IRIB broadcasting - TV5
Creative Director - Lead 3D Artist | TV Ident | 2010
Created 4 TV Idents for different programs of TV5.

Raeika Pictures Studio
Lead 3D Artist | Dubai bridges | 2008
Modeled the construction, created shaders and lighting for the TV commercial.

Raeika Pictures Studio
Lead 3D Artist | Lorel & Hardy short animation | 2008
Modeled and textured the characters, supervised animators for the animation.

Raeika Pictures Studio
Lighting Artist - Compositor | Centipede | 2008
Created the shaders and lighting for photo realistic rendering of the character.

IRIB broadcasting - TV4
Lead 3D Artist | TV Ident | 2006
Created the models and animated the graphics according to the storyboard for the TV ident.

Simaye Novin Pictures
Lead 3D Artist | Various Projects | 2000-2006
The lead 3d Artist in the team as Matte Painter, Visual Effects expert, Character Designer and Animator to create CG animations for feature films, TV commercials and TV Idents.

Exhibitions \ Voluntary work

Letter Lords & Caligra Freaks | PIP - Den Haag | 2016
Created the music video using python and typography for the exhibition in collaboration with Jasper Terra.

Jahate Etela Magazine | Iranian Graphic Designers Associations (IGDS) | 2013
Designed the layout for two numbers of the magazine.

Farsi Type Design | Meshki Publishings | 2012-2013
Provided articles and materials and designed the structure of the website.