Karim Jabbari is a world-renowned Light Calligraphy artist who helped pioneer this art medium from its beginning stages. The love he has for light and letters is fueled by his passion to incorporate culturally relevant elements into modern design. This is evident through all of his work. The main focus of his art is to bridge the gap between the younger generations and ancient calligraphy styles. In order to generate interest and re-spark an appreciation for such old fashioned works of poetry and art, he uses modern techniques while preserving the integrity of the ancient forms and style.
His other specialties include large-scale murals around the world, calligraffiti designs (a fusion of calligraphy and graffiti), international public art installations, and teaching various calligraphy and light painting workshops. He has hosted a TED Talk, given classes and workshops in Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Tunisia, Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Morocco, Russia, and the USA.
In Dubai, he placed 2nd for the Islamic Creativity Awards, was a panelist & speaker for Kuwait-based Nuqat, partnered with NYU Abu Dhabi for live light painting, and was recently named one of the Top 30 Public Artists in the world. He has collaborated with brands and organizations such as Land Rover, Royal Air Maroc, VICE, Yale Univeristy, Al Jazeera, CNN, and several others. His work can be seen in Africa, the Middle East, Australia, Europe, and the USA.