October 26, 2011 by Ladashia
Passionate about calligraphy since early age. Originally from Iraq, now lives in Dubai, UAE. A civil engineer by practice. His degree in Civil Engineering, received from Basra University in 1996, complemented his artistic pursuits and offered him the skills necessary to excel at draftsmanship and design.
Wissam Shawkat taught himself calligraphy by closely observing Turkish calligraphy masters like Sami Eﬁndi, Mohammed Nazif, Hamid Al Amadi and Halim Eﬁndi. He has participated in many local and international competitions and exhibitions where his works have been noticed across the Middle East as well as in Denmark, Austria and Germany.
A calligrapher and designer of logotypes with over 20 years experience. Worked for well-known clients in branding design, advertising agencies and big corporations. In addition to the graphic applications of his calligraphic works, he has practiced calligraphy as an artform, producing fine art calligraphy pieces that are included in many private and public collections throughout the world. Participated in many local and international competitions and exhibitions and won many awards locally and internationally. Judge and a consultant for several local and international calligraphy functions and exhibitions.
Showcased across the world, Wissam’s work resonates with a wide range of audiences and testifies to the fact that calligraphy knows no boundaries.
View Wissam Shawkat’s full portfolio on www.wissamshawkat.com