Chantal Jahchan is a Lebanese-American graphic designer based in Brooklyn. She is currently working with Matt Willey at Pentagram, specializing in brand identity and print design. She is also part of the small team at 1on1 Projects, working as a writer and designer to elevate the narratives of Arab and Muslim Americans.
Ever since she moved to the US from Lebanon at a young age, Chantal has been interested in the ways that language (both visual and written) can be both a barrier and a tool for communication. As a result, her work tends to be type and literature driven with a focus on social and cultural discourse.
Chantal graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018 with a BFA in design and a minor in writing. She has since worked at various design studios including Order, Interbrand, and Pentagram (previously with Michael Bierut and Eddie Opara).
In 2019, she was a keynote speaker at Typographics, where she spoke about the future of Arabic type design as it relates to the vernacular typography of Lebanon.
Chantal has worked with clients such as Verso Books, Phaidon, Yale School of Management, the MTA, SF MoMA, The Architectural League of New York, Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet), Farah Al Qasimi, and XYZ Type. Her work has been recognized by It’s Nice That, Fast Company, The Type Directors Club, Graphis, IxDA, and Adobe.