Mark Jamra is born and raised in the United States. Graduate studies were at The Basel School of Design in Switzerland. He is a graphic designer, type designer and Assistant Professor at Maine College of Art. Mark Jamra was type designer/consultant for Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories in Bristol, England and URW Software Type GmbH in Hamburg, Germany where he lived from 1984–1995. His typefaces include Brynmorgen Greek, Kinesis, Expo Sans, Quelle Bold,ITC Jamille and Latienne.