Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the founding creative director of the Khatt Foundation (www.khtt.net). Author of Arabic Typography (2001), Typographic Matchmaking (2007), Typographic Matchmaking in the City (2011), and Arabic Type Design for Beginners (2013). She holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She taught typography and design in the US, Europe and the Middle East since 1994. She specializes in typographic design and research. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Leiden University.