Waël Morcos

Wael Morcos received his BA in Graphic Design from the Notre Dame University (Lebanon) before joining the branding and design department of SAATCHI Beirut, where he spent three years developing identities, bilingual typographic solutions and working in print and exhibition design. Meanwhile, his interest in Arabic Typography and its modern development got him involved in the Typographic Matchmaking projects where he teamed up with Dutch type designers to collaborate on designing bilingual typefaces.

After receiving his MFA from RISD in 2013 he moved to New York where he worked with 2x4, MTWTF, Commercial Type and Base Design. Wael has been named Print Magazine’s 15 under 30 and was named a Young Gun by the Art Director’s Club

Wael uses language to investigate the formal qualities of words and their complex meanings. He is also interested in the moments where communication fails and uses its shortcomings to mine new ways to reach out and to tell stories.

Typefaces designed by or with Waël Morcos