A Palestinian refugee residing in Saudi Arabia, first recognised her artistic talent in middle school and began developing her skills ever since. As her vision began to grow, her voice became stronger, which in turn shaped her identity that was further st
The Early Years I was never aware of what graphic design meant until my last year in high school. It was during my senior year that I decided to enroll in that programme at Dar Al-hekma University where I got to develop my creative, critical, and intellectual thinking further. Though I currently work as a graphic designer, I also am the co-founder and web designer at Futuristic Needs, a technology solutions and digital design agency that my sisters, Fatmah, Noor, and I started together. In addition, I am the co-founder and visual May 2016 designer at Fulcrum Design Tribe, a multidisciplinary multicultural design studio that my friend, Yusra Abudawood and I founded. I’ve always found myself not only interested in human suffering around the world, but rather concerned about it. The fact that I have not had a strong identity as a Palestinian refugee who is residing outside her homeland opened my eyes to different cultures and the way they interact with each other. For those reasons, I was trying to find a way to have a voice about all those cases that concern me globally.
Since my college days, I’ve noticed my ability to communicate meanings in written words in ways that I never was aware of.
The Drive I’m extremely passionate, rather obsessed with reading, which resulted in my fierce passion for writing as well. Books are my virtual passport that I have replaced with my travel documents that all Palestinian refugees are forced to carry. My horizon is extended daily by a book journey. Therefore, I always find my work enriched by what I read, which also inspires my thinking both intellectually and creatively. Books take me the extra mile in order to create an effective design, from concept, to content, to visual communication. Since my college days, I’ve noticed my ability to