Gad Almaliah z'l was born and raised in Jerusalem. He graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition to designing stamps for the postal services of Israel, the United States and Mexico, Gad designed numerous posters and published several books on design. He designed coins and medals for the Israeli Government and created the emblem for the Six Day War.
He taught design at the university level in Israel and Canada, in addition to serving on the faculties of School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Gad passed away in January of 2007. His wife, Joan Almaliah, continues to produce his Judaica designs at The Design Lab in Boston, Massachusetts.