CV

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
American University of Beirut, Department of Architecture & Design, class of 2015.


WORK / EXPERIENCE

Co-founder, Maamoul Press  /  2018 – present
Maamoul Press is a multi-disciplinary collective for the creation, curation and dissemination of art at the intersection of comics, printmaking and book arts.

Co-teacher, Dearborn Comics Workshop  /  Jan. – March 2019
An 8-week workshop providing intensive theoretical + hands-on learning about comics to participants via lectures, demos, exercises, studio time and feedback sessions as participants create their own comics zines.

Media Designer, Arab American National Museum  /  2015 – present
Responsible for planning, developing, designing and maintaining print and digital visual communications for AANM and its programs. Projects include branding and promotional materials for exhibitions, events and programming, including the Concert of Colors music festival, Arab Film Festival, Arab American Book Awards, MOVE/DIWAN biennial conference; institutional documents and materials; annual report; merchandise for The AANM Store; updating and maintaining websites and other online applications. Also Exhibits Committee member, Artist Residency Committee member.

Intern, Studio Safar  /  July – Aug. 2014
Worked on identity, logo design, packaging design, and took complete charge of executing a detailed illustrated map.

Intern, Polypod  /  June – July 2013
Worked on identity, website building and publication design.

Founding member, designer, art editor, Rusted Radishes: Beirut Literary and Art Journal  /  2012 – 2013
Collaborated on branding, promotional materials and journal/layout design; judged art submissions, maintained webpage and social media.

Research assistant, AUB Department of Architecture & Design slide library  /  2012 – 2013
Worked on sorting, organizing and cataloguing archival slides, maps and projects.

Member, Jamaa Al-Yad  /  2011 – present
Collaborating on projects engaged in the global fight for equality and justice through art, printmaking, curation and more.


SELECTED FREELANCE WORK

Muslim Group of USA & Canada  /  2015 – present
Annual conference branding, design of posters, banners, other material

Halal Metropolis  /  2019 – 2020
Branding, exhibition design, promotional materials

Mizna Arab Film Festival  /  2019
Poster concept/design, promotional materials

The World Bank  /  2018
Textbook cover design

Arab American Studies Association  /  2017
Triennial conference program booklet, informational signage design

SAFE Substance Abuse Coalition  /  2017
Branding

Muslim Youth Connection  /  2017
Promotional material design

Lighthouse Institute & RISE Summit  /  2016 – 2017
Branding, promotional material design

Dubai Art Week  /  2015
Assisted with catalogue layout design, art directed by Mira Mourtada

The Lighthouse Initiative  /  2014 – 2015
Poster, promotional material design; social media management

BTWOP (Beirut Typewriters Open Performance)  /  2012 – 2013
Monthly poster series; social media management

Nine Sport Inc  /  2012
Illustration of staff portraits


AWARDS / EXHIBITS

Jury selection, PROOF exhibition 
/  2019
Downriver Council for the Arts, Wyandotte, MI

Winner, 100 Best Arabic Posters 
/  2018
Exhibited at Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi; RiseUp Summit, Cairo; 100BAP conference, German University of Cairo; and University of Sharjah, UAE

Attendee Showcase, SWANA Creators Network Gathering  /  2018
20th annual Allied Media Conference, Detroit


SPEAKING

Panelist, The Immigrant Experience and the Roots of the Comic Art Form  /  2018
Green Brain Comics, Dearborn

Lecturer, Design in Comics  /  2017
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn

Moderator, Arab American Women in Comics  /  2015
Comique Con, Dearborn

PRESS 

Jamaa Al-Yad

[TBA]

Rusted Radishes

Talk 20 presentation
/  2014
Talk 20 annual conference, Beirut

TV profile, Lamasat 
/  2013
Rusted Radishes team interview on Lamasat / FutureTV



CONFERENCES / FESTIVALS  

College Art Association Conference, NYC
/  Feb. 2019
Attendee

Concert of Colors, Detroit

/  July 2018
Vendor

Allied Media Conference incl. SWANA Creators Network Gathering, Detroit
/  June 2018
Vendor, attendee, artist showcase

RAWI Conference, Houston

/  June 2018
Vendor, attendee

Madison Print & Resist, Madison, WI 

/  April 2018
Vendor

MOVE Arab American Summit incl. DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts, Dearborn 
/  Nov. 2017
Staff, attendee

Cairo Comix, Cairo
/  Sept. 2017
Attendee

AANM Book + Print Fest, Dearborn
/  April 2017
Vendor

Comique Con, Dearborn
/  Oct. 2016, 2018
Attendee

Comique Con, Dearborn
/  Oct. 2015
Panel moderator, attendee

Arab Comics Symposium, Beirut
/  March 2015
Attendee

Talk 20 annual conference, Beirut
/  April 2011-2014
Attendee

Maamoul Press

Detroit Art Book Fair, Detroit
/  October 2019
Vendor

Sass + Zines, Brooklyn
/  July 2019
Vendor

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), Chicago
/  June 2019
Vendor

Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), Toronto
/  May 2019
Vendor

AANM Book + Print Fest, Dearborn
/  April 2019
Partner, vendor, workshop instructor

MSU Comics Forum, East Lansing
/  Feb. 2019
Vendor



WORKSHOPS

Islamic calligraphy workshop with Hajji Noor Deen  /  Dec. 2017

Comic strip workshop with Barrack Rima  /  Spring 2015

Final Cut Pro training with Raffi Boyadjian  /  Spring 2014

Design workshop with Malte Martin and Nawal Bakouri  /  Spring 2014

Arabic calligraphy workshop with Ali Assi  /  Fall 2011


LANGUAGES

Fluent in English and Arabic