Iqbal Ahmed is a graduate from National College of Arts (NCA) in Architecture. He also received training in calligraphy from Sufi Abdul Aziz and Abdul Khaliq. Iqbal is also an art educator teaching calligraphy in Department of Visual Studies, UoK. He has also conducted workshops in calligraphy at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.
Iqbal has a command over Khat -e –Thulth, Naskh (Turkey), Jali Diwani and Kufi and his commissioned works include ‘tughras’ and calligraphic logos as well as book and TV titles.