Born in 1977, in Egypt. After studying Graphics & Animation at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, he co-founded the File Club Studio - a Cairo-based progressive boutique design studio. Mahmoud works with video, image, graphics & site-specific installations. He has participated in a number of workshops and exhibitions. He attended the Pro H F+F School for Media Art & Design, Zurich, Switzerland 2005-2006, through Pro Helvetia Cairo's artist-in-residency program. His work has been shown, nominated and awarded in a number of international festivals and exhibitions. Since 2000 he collaborates with artists from Germany, Switzerland, as well as Egypt. In 2009 he joined Dalton Maag's team, a font foundry based in London. He is managing Dalton Maag's Cairo office where his main focus is designing modern and contemporary Arabic typeface.