Naghi Naghashian was born in Teheran. After completing his school education in Iran, he studied illustration and book design at the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung (HfG), an academy of design, in Offenbach, Germany. Thereafter he was engaged as art director in various advertising agencies in Germany, Switzerland and England. He also worked as a freelance graphic designer with focus on illustration and brand designing for leading producers of brand articles in Europe, and also for broadcasting stations in Germany and other European countries.
He was occupied with theoretical work in the field of color and research in the passive perception of color and after image phenomena. He carried out an analysis of the letters of the Arabic alphabet and a definition of their structure, enabling him to design a number of modern types of Arabic script.
Naghi Naghashian created over twenty font families for Latin and Arabic characters.
«Illustrated quatrains of Omar Khayyam» in four languages, English, French, German and Persian, «Geometrie als Mysterium» in German and «Design and structure of Arabic script» in English and German are his most recent publications.