Meet three of the eight TDC69 Type Design judges: Naïma Ben AyedKateryna Korolevtseva, and Parimal Parmar, and join the discussion on global type design today. Moderated by Kimya Gandhi.


Naïma Ben Ayed is an independent type and graphic designer from France, based in London, UK. She holds a Master in “création typographique” from Estienne school (Paris). She set up her independent practice in 2019 after working for several years at corporate studio Dalton Maag (London, UK). Her work with different foundries and individuals in the art and cultural sector ranges from designing retail and custom Arabic and Latin typefaces to creating visual identities. Her approach to design is telling stories with letters. She regularly leads workshops and engages in the question of opening up Arabic type design pedagogy to broader audiences.

Kateryna Korolevtseva is an independent Brand Designer and Art Director from Ukraine. With a background in creative strategies, Kateryna is passionate about branding projects that have a deep focus on typography. One of her personal projects is Misto font, an homage to her hometown of Slavutych, a city that was born after the Chornobyl explosion. Kateryna gives public speeches at design conferences (e.g. Typographics 2022) and writes for Design Week, Alphabettes, Telegraf.design, etc. By sharing her knowledge about Ukrainian design, culture, and type design heritage, Kateryna strives to put Ukraine on the map in the design world.

Parimal Parmar is a designer based in India. His interests revolve around multi-script typeface design, identity and art. He has collaborated and published fonts with foundries like Typotheque and Indian Type Foundry. After completing his Master’s from Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) in 2021, he resumed his research and design practices in New Delhi and continues teaching in various design schools across the country.

Moderated by TDC Advisory Board Member Kimya Gandhi.