Kaveh Ashourinia

black and white portrait of Kaveh Ashourinia

Co-founder, Quantization Podcast
Founder, Typodiversity
Founder, Beak.studio

Kaveh Ashourinia has worked as a communication designer since 2004. His work integrates multiple modalities including editorial design, time-based media, photography and typeface design.
Kaveh holds a Bachelor of Graphic Design from Tehran, Iran, where he worked with Perso-Arabic script and, after moving to Canada, Latin script. The experience of working with and between these two distinct writing systems was a motivational point for Kaveh's exploration into designing, understanding, and researching the role of script systems in social inclusion and literacy rates in distinct societies.


  • Communication design with focus on typography and editorial design


  • MDes, Inclusive Design, OCAD University; Toronto, Canada
  • Graphic Design; OCAD University; Toronto, Canada
  • BDes, Graphic Design, Sooreh University; Tehran, Iran

Research Interests

  • Cross-cultural and bi-scriptual typography and type design
  • Non-Latin writing systems in context of literacy