Fayeq Oweis is an Arab American artist, educator, and linguist. He holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentration on Arabic and Islamic Studies focusing on Creative & Visual arts. Fayeq is currently working for Google Arabia as an Arabic Localization Manager and works on creating and implementing language standards for Google's localized Arabic products including Gmail, Youtube, Android, Chrome, and Google+. Since joining Google, Fayeq has been promoting the use of the Arabic language on the Internet and has lead a number of initiative to increase and promote Arabic content on the web.
Fayeq was a professor of Arabic Language and Culture at Santa Clara University University in California. He works on contemporary Islamic art and Arabic calligraphic compositions and has participated in a number of exhibits throughout the United States. He designed the exterior entrance murals and the calligraphy of the dome at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Fayeq also co-designed and directed the first Arabic/Islamic mural in San Francisco, and was a lead artist for the Palestinian Cultural mural honoring Dr. Edward Said at San Francisco State University. He served as the president of ZAWAYA, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Arabic art and culture. He has written a number of articles and gave numerous presentations on Arab American Artists, Arabic Calligraphy, and Islamic art. He is the author of an Award winning book "Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists," which features about 100 Arab American visual artists. www.oweis.com