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Nuqta: End of the line

Epic exhibition opening today for “Nuqta: end of the line” at VCUarts Qatar! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and joined us—including alumnae, faculty, staff, students, and Diane von Furstenberg!  The exhibition features work produced in my collaborative…

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Intercultural Collaboration by Design

I am excited to announce that the book I have been working on with Kelly M. Murdoch-Kitt is available for pre-order! “Intercultural Collaboration by Design” introduces a framework for collaborating across cultures and features charming illustrations by…

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BFA Thesis

It has been an immensely rewarding semester co-teaching the 2019 edition of “Senior Studio” with Basma Hamdy, a course that culminates with the production of a Graphic Design BFA thesis and participation in the VCUarts Qatar BFA…

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Reimagining Health & Safety Communication in Qatar

I am so grateful to this incredible group of people for dedicating their time and creative energy to the workshop series “Reimagining Health & Safety Communication for Multilingual Workers in Qatar.” What an honor it has been…

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Tasmeem: Behind the Scenes Exhibition

Throughout Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 academic year, I was honored to serve as a member of the “Tasmeem in the Classroom” sub-committee at VCUarts Qatar with Wajiha Pervez, Maryam Y Al-Homaid, and Mahmoud Abbas. This initiative…

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Tasmeem 2019

I am genuinely sad to see Tasmeem 2019 come to a close! It has been a fantastic three-days of inspiring speakers, engaging workshops, and fun activities—led by four incredible women, who also happen to be VCUarts Qatar…

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Vested Summit

Wow! I had an amazing time in Guana (Egypt) over the past four days serving as a mentor, workshop leader, and speaker at Vested Summit (May 9-12, 2018)! It was an honor to get to know the conscious tech community—a…

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Interactive & Inclusive Spatial Experiences

Over the past 6 years, I have worked with my research partner, Kelly Murdoch-Kitt, (assistant professor at University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art and Design), to develop a series of methods for facilitating digital, intercultural design…

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Shifting Spaces & Forgotten Walls Exhibition

A final look at the “Shifting Spaces & Forgotten Walls” exhibition that was recently held at Art 29 at the W Doha Hotel & Residences. Through a series of photographs and videos, the exhibition provided a closer…

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Design Quotes and Inspirations

A collection of quotes about design, the media, social change, and other inspirations for research, teaching, and creativity. Design “Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative…

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Field Study to Abu Dhabi (UAE)

I recently organized a five-day field study to Abu Dhabi to help students learn about community outreach from a professional and regional standpoint. The trip was SO MUCH FUN! It was co-chaperoned with Maryam Al-Homaid and involved…

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Community Art Project

On a cool Doha Saturday morning this January, I joined Graphic Design Seniors Rabeya Khatoon and Alisha Saiyed in the last session of the Community Art Workshop entitled “Built / Unbuilt: City / Home.”  We spent the…

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Exhibition Opening of “Three”

Three: An Exhibition of Junior Graphic Design Students Three is an exhibition based on three components of design: condition, action, and affect. It was produced by students in their third year of the Graphic Design program and…

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Web Flow Workshop IxDA Doha

Mark your calendars! Our spring workshop, Designing Web Sites in Webflow, will be held on April 13 from 3 to 5 at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. Led by Ahmed Hashmi, this event is free and open to…

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Storyboarding Inspiration

Storyboards are organizational tools that help designers, videographers, editors, animators, producers and directors create a rough visual representation of a movie or video project. Storyboarding forces you to think through all of the logistics of your project….

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