Graphic Designer/Art Director
changing the perception of the Arab world through the power of design
Rana Salam is a graduate from both Central St. Martins College of Art and from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with an MA in Graphics and Art Direction. She has been running her own London-based design practice for over 10 years.
The studio specializes in Middle Eastern Popular Art and Street Culture, drawing on colorful imagery and using the latest design technology to create a unique vision of graphic design and art direction that has been commissioned by Paul Smith, Liberty’s, Harvey Nichols, the V&A, Mint and Fakhreldine, among others. She has been exhibited in Lebanon, Dubai and the UK by the Arts Council and inIVA.
Recent projects include advertising campaign for Villa Moda, commissioning the Egyptian photographer Youssef Nabil. She was the Art Director of BOUTIQUE1, Dubai’s in store magazine. This year, Rana and her team worked on the launch of Ayyame, the new contemporary Middle Eastern restaurant in Kuwait and the rebranding of the new Sawani store at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah.
In January 2009, will be launching her www.mishmaoul.com website that will sell the Rana Salam vision through accessories and interior products such as wall paper, blinds and canvas.
See also www.surfaceview.co.uk.