LOCATION: Beirut, Lebanon
PRIMARY MEDIA: Black ink, digital [Photoshop, Toon Boom Animate Pro)
Lebanese American University [Bachelor of Arts in graphic design, 2003]
Kingston University, London [MA in animation, 2009]
Poster and trailer for the Arab Short Film Festival
Animated promotional spots for Future Television, Beirut
Hazzoura am fazzoura children’s book [Asala Publishers]
The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar featured in Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ARTISTIC ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND FROM WHO?
I once stumbled upon an interview with Saul Bass, in which he said: “I want everything I do to be beautiful.” It really made an impact on me. It was something I’ve always thought of, but never heard anyone say it as a direct simple statement. It sounds obvious, but it isn’t always the case. I do try to keep that in mind whenever I’m drawing or animating. It has to be beautiful.