Born in Gastonia, NC to two incredibly talented and strong Lebanese immigrants, I moved a lot growing up. I spent my early years in Beirut and Washington DC, with my formative years in Baltimore and Cleveland. I ended up returning to NC where I obtained a BA in communication through Film and an MA in Interactive Media at Elon University. After college, I jumped around between Chapel Hilll and Carborro, eventually landing in beautiful Raleigh.
These days I’m still into the same things I was when I was a kid: drawing, playing fast music and skateboarding. I’m better at the first two and exponentially worse at the last.
I’m also into spending time with my girlfriend and dogs, wandering around art museums and admiring fine art (let’s talk Caravaggio and Dürer), digging around estate sales and flea markets, painting, riding my motorcycle, eating general tso tofu, and most recently hitting bags at the boxing gym.
Throughout my life I’ve worked everywhere from grocery stores, tattoo shops, landscaping, waiting tables and managing restaurants as well as spending many years in the skateboard industry. At a certain point I knew I wanted to be a career designer, so after grad school, at the end of the recession, I decided to walk into an agency and ask to work for free. Things evolved from there.
I enjoy exploring an idea and finding the most effective ways to bring it to life visually. Sometimes that means asking a lot of questions and solving complex puzzles. Sometimes it’s just having a conversation over a beer.
Over the past 10 years, I’ve worked to create thoughtful and effective marketing creative for some incredible small-scale brands, local companies, and individuals, but I’ve also collaborated with some of the largest companies in the world.
If you have a thought or a crazy idea you want to turn into visual piece, or if you want to check out any corporate work I’ve done, feel free to reach out via the contact page.
Thanks and شكرا جزيلا
I am currently a Senior Graphic Designer at Red Hat, located in Raleigh, NC
LIST OF PAST CLIENTS
WAKE HEATING AND AIR
ARCH & EDGE
MOM’S SWEET SHOP
BLACK SHEEP SKATESHOP
CHOICE TATTOO SHOP
CRAWL & HAUL