Basma Hamdy is a research-based designer, author and educator. Currently Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Hamdy earned an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently a candidate at PhDArts: Leiden University and The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Netherlands. Hamdy has exhibited and spoken at several international art and design festivals and conferences such as Duke University’s Arts of the Revolution, Spielart Festival Munich and The Graphic Design Festival Breda. Her publications include Khatt: Egypt’s Calligraphic Landscape and Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution.