Born in Buffalo, New York in 1967, Carima El-Behairy studied for degrees in both architecture and design. Initially, she worked as an architect and then joined the staff at Buffalo State College. She resigned her post at the college to establish the type foundry P22 with her husband, Richard Kegler. P22 actually came into being as a result of Richard's Digital Arts masters thesis.
She is currently a managing partner of P22, and works as its director of wholesale and retail operations. Recently, the couple founded and now run the not-for-profit outfit, Western New York Book Arts Collaborative. She has two children.
[LC, January 2010]