Was born in 1963, in Yerevan. In 1985 he graduated Faculty of Architecture and Construction of the Yerevan Polytechnical Institute, receiving his qualification of an architectural degree.
His first works in typographics were in 1986. In 1989 he created one of the first in Armenia computer fonts for Xerox Ventura Publisher. His first Type1 fonts was created in 1991. The first Armenian fonts under ArTarumian brand was created in 1993 year. In 2007 he created the Arian family.
Since 2006 he has been the chairman of NGO «Association of Type Designers». He is engaged in teaching activities and also the scientific works concerning the history of writing.