Pouya Jahanshahi is an Iranian-American Graphic Designer, Film-maker and Educator, currently teaching as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Oklahoma State University. Mr. Jahanshahi received his MFA in Graphic Design and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) under the auspicious of Lorraine Wild and Edfella as graduate mentors. His research focuses on the global development of what he terms “Hybrid Visual Cultures.” This perspective of “Cultural Hybridity” is what guides his vision, visible in his works across various mediums being exhibited in various arenas. While researching and lecturing on such related issues internationally, his current projects include the upcoming documentary film: “Pasaj : The Visual Language of Iranian Graphic Design".
"Pushing the limits of Western typography, the dance of Arabic / Iranian typography explores how the aesthetic forms and traditions of Arabic script and Iranian calligraphy can survive within the framework set by Modernity."