Maece Seirafi is a graphic designer focusing typography, lettering, and illustration based in Los Angeles. Born in San Francisco, she grew up in Damascus, Syria where most of her love of letterforms, art, poetry and calligraphy was cultivated. In 2005 she graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles with a BFA in Communication Arts. Arabic calligraphy and Latin letterforms are a strong central theme throughout her design practice. Upon her graduation from the CalArts MFA program in 2010, Maece continues to explore the nuances of Latin and non-Latin typography and how bilingual identities could be further developed into various cultural projects. She co-curated the nationally-touring show of Arab and Iranian typography artists Local Not Local with Pouya Jahanshahi.