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


Co-founder, Maamoul Press  /  2018 – present
Maamoul Press is a multi-disciplinary small press and collective for the creation, curation and dissemination of art at the intersection of comics, printmaking and book arts, uplifting work from a diverse range of creators from marginalized backgrounds

Media Design Manager, ACCESS  /  2021 – 2022
         Media Designer, Arab American National Museum  /  2015 – 2021
Responsible for overseeing, developing, designing and maintaining print and digital visual communications for ACCESS and its national institutions, including the Arab American National Museum and the Center for Arab American Philanthropy / Projects include branding and promotional materials for exhibitions, programming, festivals, the Arab American Book Award; institutional documents and materials; annual reports and more / Also Exhibitions Committee member and Artist Residency Committee member for the Arab American National Museum

Intern, Studio Safar  /  July – Aug. 2014
Worked on identity, logo design, packaging design, solo execution of 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


Toledo Museum of Art / Bestowing Beauty exhibition  /  2022
Exhibition branding and design

Arab American Studies Association / Triennial conference  /  2017, 2022
Program booklet, signage design

Halal Metropolis exhibition series  /  2019 – 2021
Branding, exhibition design, promotional materials

Mizna / Arab Film Festival  /  2019, 2021
Poster concept/design, promotional materials

Hamtramck, USA documentary film (world premiere SXSW* cancelled due to Covid-19)  /  2020
Illustrated film poster

Muslim Group of USA & Canada / Annual conferece  /  2015 – 2019
Branding, design of posters, banners, other material

The World Bank  /  2018
Textbook cover design

SAFE Substance Abuse Coalition  /  2017

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


First Prize, Mayda F. M. Design Awards  /  2021

Red Bull Arts – Art Mile Editions exhibition (guest curator)  /  2021
Online at Art Mile Detroit

Emerging Artist Commission, Future Present exhibition  /  2020 – 2021
Science Gallery Detroit. Exhibited at 1001 Woodward, Detroit and the Art Lab at MSU Broad Museum, East Lansing; MI

Maamoul Press showcase (exhibit + guest curator), Halal Metropolis exhibition series  /  2019 – 2021
Exhibited at Bank Suey, Hamtramck; Arthur Secunda Museum, Howell; Stamelos Gallery, University of Michigan-Dearborn; STAMPS Gallery, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Scarab Club, Detroit; MI

SXSW 2020 Poster Gallery   /  2020
*Online at Fast Company following SXSW cancellation due to Covid-19

Winner (Maamoul Press), Knight Arts Challenge grant  /  2019
Detroit, MI

Winner (Maamoul Press), CultureSource Creators of Culture grant  /  2019
Detroit, MI

Jury selection, Print International exhibition  /  2019
Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, Wales

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, MI


Presenter, ‘Maamoul Press in conversation’  /  2021
Bon-gah Art Book Fair, Tehran, virtual

Workshops, Maamoul Press Monthly Pop-Up Series  /  2020, 2022
Various metro Detroit venues

Moderator, ‘Maamoul Press presents: History, Memory & Storytelling’  /  2021
Multicultural Community Center, UC Berkeley, virtual

Selections committee, Mizna: The Comix Issue   /  2020
Mizna Journal

Presenter, ‘Belonging, Artistic Expression and Ashura’  /  2020
Muharram 2020 series, Manāra Collective, virtual

Co-facilitator, Zine-Makers Meetup  /  2020
Allied Media Conference, virtual

Panelist, ‘Muslim Fandom: Geeks, Nerds, Cosplayers & Creators’  /  2019
New York Comic Con, New York

Co-facilitator, ‘Comics for All: Visual Storytelling As Resistance  /  2019
re:publica Detroit

Workshop, Coptic Book-Binding  /  2019
Book + Print Fest, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn

Co-teacher, Dearborn Comics Workshop  /  2019
City Hall Artspace Lofts, Dearborn
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.

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

Presenter, ‘Design in Comics’  /  2017
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn

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


Jamaa Al-Yad


Rusted Radishes

Talk 20 presentation
/  2014
Talk 20 annual conference, Beirut

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


New York Comic Con, NYC
/  Oct. 2019
Panelist, Attendee

College Art Association Conference, NYC

/  Feb. 2019

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

RAWI Conference, Houston

/  June 2018
Vendor, attendee

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

Cairo Comix, Cairo
/  Sept. 2017

AANM Book + Print Fest, Dearborn
/  April 2017

Comique Con, Dearborn
/  Oct. 2016, 2018

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

Arab Comics Symposium, Beirut
/  March 2015

Talk 20 annual conference, Beirut
/  April 2011-2014

Maamoul Press

Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair
/  Feb. 2021

Allied Media Conference, Virtual
/  July 2020
Session facilitator

FOCAL POINT Art Book Fair, Sharjah, U.A.E.
/  Nov. 2019

MOVE Arab American Summit, Dearborn
/  Nov. 2019

Detroit Art Book Fair, Detroit
/  Oct. 2019

re:publica Detroit
/  Sept. 2019
Session facilitator

New York Art Book Fair, Queens 
/  Sept. 2019

MoCA BOUND Art Book + Zine Fair, Cleveland
/  Sept. 2019

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

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

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

MSU Comics Forum, East Lansing
/  Feb. 2019


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


Fluent in English and Arabic