Resume

Chronology

The early years (Beirut, Lebanon)

  • Expatriates himself to Cairo in Egypt, putting fungusworkshop.com on hiatus
  • During the 2006 israeli attack on Lebanon, maintains a blog publishing an hourly death and injury toll
  • Creates and executes large indoors murals for music stores, pubs and private homes
  • Creates and illustrates posters, flyers and other printout material for local and regional bands, musicians, and cultural outlets
  • Creates and publishes websites for local and regional musicians, film directors, and cultural outlets
  • Collaborates with various local and international NGOs giving training in communication, digital arts, motion graphics, story-telling and web publishing to poverty-stricken communities around the Levant countries and Egypt (training, coaching)
  • Develops and illustrates a multiple-volume youth encyclopedia regarding reproductive health for the Arab Resource Collective (illustration, comics, storytelling) (research, focus-groups)
  • Hosts and participates in the production / post-production of lebanese hip-hop band Aks’Ser’s first music video (CG, motion design)
  • Illustrates a large chunk of school books when publisher Samir Éditor decides to overhaul their aging collection between 2005 and 2007 (digital illustration)
  • Creates quality storyboards for major regional directors, film production houses and ad agencies
  • Outsources conceptualization, creation and pre-production work for international ad agency Leo Burnett’s Jeddah (packaging, public awareness campaigns)
  • Founds and operates the small independent studio ‘fungusworkshop.com’ with fellow graduate Danièle Kattar
  • Graduates from the prominent Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts with an MA in Advertising and Communication