Journey into patterns

This was from the most projects I had fun during it’s process. It began with a trip to Qatar national museum, I took some photos of patterns that I found interesting.

Then at class I pin all my patters and each of my class mates get to stick paper on the pattern that they like.

I visited Souq Waqif to get some inspiration on the product that I am willing to do, that’s when an idea pop up into my mind to make a tote bag made out of old Qatari patterns.

Demystify the Mainstream

The topic that I had chosen to demystify on this project is ” Plastic surgery”, I was thinking at the beginning to make a shock package but after a deep thinking and sitting with my professors I came up with an idea that I like.

I started working on my idea but I didn’t get it right from the first couple of time with my dear professors they guid me to the right way and made me achieve this project.

I started sketching in illustrator and collecting ideas I had 1 week to achieve it or fail it. I worked hard and thanked many hours to plan it right and made it before the due date.

I started collecting ideas and making sketches, thank God I had a wonderful cousin and sister who helped me out in makeup and modeling.

We meet 2 days in an row to make every thing right and make it finish.


We played with Arabic type as the target is the Middle East women. I want to achieve from this project that women should have a self confidence and not direct to the fake direction.


We set the place ready for makeup and photo shooting.


Then I started photo shooting at the first day I photo shoot 5 different photos and on the next day I did the rest.

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Then I did some photos with type to send the message behind them. I did Three and photo shoot Three.

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I did the colors black and white to make it more focused on the type more than the photograph.

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Then I did some type on body corset that represent the women who do their bodies looking for beauty.


After I did some edit on the photos and upload them on my Instagram account that I made as a campaign agains plastic surgery.

I had so much fun making this project a big thanks to my two wonderful professors who did their best making me achieve this project, Also I want to thank my sister Aisha who was my model in this project and Alia the makeup artist without them the outcome wouldn’t be as I thought off.

After finishing my project I was so happy that I had the opportunity to show my work to the visitors that we had from France Nancy. I explained to them the main idea behind the photos and they got to evaluate my work.


Emergent Layout

This project involves the design of a book. The content of the book will be structured around the concept of a ‘collection’ and my collection is ” capture of bloodlines”.

For the visual design of the book this project I had been exploring procedural and emergent design principles.

Constraints & Considerations

  • 47 captures included in the collection.
  • 2+ companion pieces of writing.
  • Both text and image have been used in the book.
  • 2+ typefaces “Cochin, Athelas”.

Week 1:

I started thinking of a collection when I get the idea of my bloodline. I stated going through a lot of pictures and albums to achieve this project.

Week 2:

Looking up and searching for books to get inspired of, I spend hours in Pinterest and at library.




Week 3:

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Week 4:

I managed to finish in-advance to prevent delay I sent the book to algarapha printers and had it printed.






At the end I want to thank my two professors to give me the aprrtunety and to achieve this project. I had so much fun making the book. What I learned from this project is utilize systems thinking and procedural concepts to manage the layout of a large amount of content over multiple pages and Design procedural systems based on a well defined conceptual premise in order to simplify layout production over multiple pages of the book.

Vest Design

I was introduced to this project by an idea what a “CPR” is and how to do it, it was tough by QRCS training.

Then we have to design a vest for each age group of students.

On this project we had to choose either work on groups or individually. I prefered working in group. My group consists of 3 people “Maryam Al-mannai, Salama Al-mouhannadi and me”.

We give each one a task to do I had the vest design task. Salama had the cord design and Maryam had to choose the colors for each age groups.

We did a sketch on the beggining and collect all the ideas in one vest.


The first design was very simple and we had to adjust the design more to improve the design and make it stronger.


Then we did a initial digital sketch and ideas to define witch is will be constant design for all the vests.


After designing the front side sketch we did a back side sketch also.


Then we decided to make the sketch digitally on Illustrator to get the idea more. We decided on this part what parts of the vest are constant and what are not.


Then we decided to make some changes that wasn’t working on the vest.


Then at the end we collected each work and put them togather for the final vest.


The alphabet

The alphabet, is my first project in ” type 2 ” in the second semester. I started the project define all words that was handed to me both in Latin and Arabic. In total I have to define 20 pairs Arabic and Latin, in total of 40 opposite words.

  • Arabic: 

مرَارَةُ الشيء : طعم غير مستساغ

حَلاَوَة : مصدر حَلوَ

صدر صناعيّ من حَياة : مقدرة الحيّ على تأدية وظيفته ، ويراد بها الفاعليّة غير الاعتياديّة ، نشاط وعافية

الجغرافيا الحيويَّة : ( الجغرافيا ) دراسة التَّوزيع الجُغرافيّ للكائنات الحيّة

فيزياء حيويَّة : ( الطبيعة والفيزياء ) علم يتناول تطبيق علم الفيزياء على العمليّات والظواهر الحيويَّة

الكيمياء الحيويَّة : فرع في علم الكيمياء يختصّ بدراسة تركيب الموادّ الحيويّة والتغيُّرات التي تحدث في أجسام الكائنات الحيّة

إحصائيَّات حيويَّة : ما يتعلّق بأهمّ الأحداث في حياة الإنسان كالمواليد والموتى وعدد الزِّيجات

شَّقَاءُ : العُسْرُ والتَّعَب

تقاعَسَ عَنِ القِيامِ بِعَمَلِهِ : تَهاوَنَ ، تَأَخَّرَ عَنْهُ

تَقاعَسَ الرَّجُلُ : أَخْرَجَ صَدْرَهُ

تَقاعَسَ الفَرَسُ : لَمْ يَنْقَدْ لِقائِدِهِ

تَقاعَسَ العِزُّ : ثَبَتَ ، اِمْتَنَعَ

الإقْدَامُ عَلَى فِعْلِ الخَيْرِ : التَّقَدُّمُ وَالقِيامُ بِهِ

 تعاسَة سوء حظّ وحال :- نسبة كبيرة من السكان تعيش حياة حرمان

سَعَادَة : فرَحٍ ، ابْتِهَاجٍ ، أيْ كُلُّ مَا يُدْخِلُ البَهْجَةَ وَالفَرَحَ عَلَى النَّفْسِ

مُزَخْرَفٌ : مُزَيَّنٌ بِأَلْوَانٍ شَتَّى

 خاوي:  خَالِي ، فَارِغ , خَالِي

ترتيب:عَلَى تَنْظِيمِهَا ، تَنْسِيقِهَا يَشْتَغِلُ مِنْ غَيْرِ تَرْتِيبٍ

 اضطراب :حالة عدم الاستقرار ، فوضى ، بلبلة ، صَخَب وجَلَبة

دقه :سم مرَّة من دقَّ

تهَاوَنَ فِي عَمَلِهِ : تَقَاعَسَ عَنْهُ ، أهْمَلَهُ

الجَدِيَّة : الناحية

مَزَّاحٌ : كَثِيرُ الْمَزْحِ وَالهَزْلِ

 جميل: صفة مشبَّهة تدلّ على الثبوت من جمُلَ

القبِيحُ : كُلُّ ما يَنْفِرُ منه الذَّوق السَّليم ويأباه العرف العام

زَائِلٌ : عابِرٌ

مُتَأَنٍّ  : مَنْ يَشْتَغِلُ فِي تُؤَدَةٍ وَبُطْءٍ مَعَ تَفْكِيرٍ

  • Latin:

Bitter:having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet.

Saccharine: excessively sweet or sentimental.

Euphoric: characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness.

Miserable: wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable.

Stultify: cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of a tedious or restrictive routine.

Galvanize: shock or excite (someone) into taking action.

Dismal: causing a mood of gloom or depression.

Cheerful: noticeably happy and optimistic.

Ornate: elaborately or highly decorated.

Austere: severe or strict in manner or attitude.

Chaotic: in a state of complete confusion and disorder.

Tidy: arranged neatly and in order.

Precise: marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.

Inaccurate: not accurate.

Hilarious: extremely amusing.

Serious: demanding or characterized by careful consideration or application.

Adorable: inspiring great affection or delight.

Repulsive: arousing intense distaste or disgust.

Fleeting: lasting for a very short time.

Leisurely: acting or done at leisure; unhurried or relaxed.

After searching for each word definition I wrote all the words in Arabic and Latin with the font to try the font out I ended with 200 different word in different font.

Week 1:

On Monday I printed the papers and we went to the atrium and laid the papers on the floor in a row and then the professor asked us to walk on them to see them properly.


I had chosen 10 different fonts that catches my eyes and I found interesting, 5 in Arabic and 5 in Latin.

” Kufi ” I liked the design way and how the letter is represented and the dots is rounded. It is angular, slow-moving, dignified script. I found it an elegant script.

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” Palatino ” it has a classical serif typeface, and highly legible. Very attractive and easily readable.

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” Tanseek ” highly legible and approachable designs. An attractive way of writing. Work in perfect harmony.Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 11.33.26 PM.png

” Badiya ” a modern and slightly modulated. A  clear, legible, and modern text face.

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” Yakout Linotype” it is Simplified Arabic font. Has a very dynamic effect. Very interesting slightly curved baseline.

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” Helvetica Neue ” legibility and usefulness.

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” Bembo ” quiet presence and graceful stability.

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” Avenir ” oldstyle and lining figures. It is legible and eminently flexible.

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” Bodoni 72 Oldstyle ” its classic style.

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” Serif ” bold and italic. The letterforms are distinguished by large x-height, modest stroke contrast, robust wedge-like serifs, and triangular terminals.

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Phase 001:

Week 2:

On the second week I started thinking of materials to work with and experiment them. I experiment 10 different letters Arabic and Latin with diffrent type of materials.

The first Material I experemented with is ears cotton, I did the letter “T”, it was challeging in the presenting the letter feature.


Next I was interesting in experimenting with thatch ribbon. it was very easy as it its a flexible material I found it very easy in the Arabic letter.


Then I played with letter cubes which I found very interesting to use, which came out very interesting letter.


Then I found a punch of plastic eyes and I wanted to make silly letter, and which came out very funny.


Then I came out with an idea of making letters made out of marshmellows which I found interesting, I look out for some recipies and bought the ingredients and started baking some marshmallow.

On the next class I made the word that I had chosen out of marshmallows and cut it into the word “حلاوه”.IMG_1482.JPG

I spend the weekend making a punch of marshmallows for the following week.

Week 3:

On the third week I consentrated more on the fonts of the marshmellow and how making them on the right way.


I did 9 letters on Arabic as a beginning and took photos of each letter under the sun for better light.



I spend the third week in photo shooting the 9 letters.

Week 4:

At the beginning of week 4 I had all my 28 letters done and ready to photograph I send the weekend photographing the letter and set them ready to be edited.


I ended this phase prodecing over 7 kilos of marshmallow.



Phase 002:

Week 1:

I send the fist week on phase 002 sketching and building the poster that I am working on for the past weeks.

Week 2:

I send the second week processing and taking pictures of the word to build up the poster.

At the beginning I baked the brownes and then set up the shooting place.



Then I edit the photos on light room and instaled it on illustrator.IMG_0075-2.jpg

On this poster I faced some fails where my word was illugeble and not clear, the reason why is that I made the word out of alluminum foil and when I want to burn the word the foil burent with it so I ended up with non clear word. I fixed the problem by experementing different materials and the material that worked was acrylic, so I cut the acrylic on my word and got ready to burn some marshmallows.

Week 3:

On the third week which was the submision week I cut the stensil from the acrylic and started making and baking.

On the first class I had my poster almost done, but then I fount out that the quote place is not suitable and the name also so I had to change it and make it ready for the final.


Untitled-5.jpgThen I started working on the final poster I changed the qoute position and the name, then I printed it and had it ready to turn in.


This was my final project for typographic”1″. It was a short project that I didn’t send a lot of time doing it.

Other wise I had the experience to try creating a broadsheet using my typeface that I had created previously.

I started this project selecting and trying out different colors for my broadsheet until I found the two colors ” pink, orange, yellow, purple, blue, black and white” interesting together.

I did the front and the back sheet in the front I had a plane orange color background and added on top the pink and yellow colors to give it a nice contrast and then I added my font name which is “pixelated”.

Then I did the back side of the sheet which has on top left the capital letters of my font. On the right side I had the font name.

Then I started playing with my fonts around. On the right side I wrote some description about my typeface.

On the third raw on the left I added the capital and the Lower case together to show the difference. On the right I added the lower case typeface.

On the last raw I added some words to show my font in an sentence, it saies ” PIXEL HERE PIXEL THERE PIXEL EVERYWHERE.” On the right side I added the letters in the lower case.

This is the front side of the broadsheet.

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I had so much fun creating the broadsheet and what I am so excited of that I had the experience to do my typeface broadsheet.


I worked on this project in group of “3”. “2” of us was from Qatar and my second partner was from US. I had experienced in this project to work with a partner that I don’t know any thing about only viewed a video of her introducing her self and texting, at the beginning I was afraid of that experience but at the end I had so much fun working with them.

At the beginning of the project I did a short video introducing my self and talk about a short story that happened. Based on the video my professors put us on groups, I had the opportunity to work with Amna and Ashely.

We did a WhatsApp group to share our thoughts and ideas together, we had chosen to be our topic ” females are paid less than man “.

As the first step I did I researched for examples of banners and had some ideas that I shared latter with my partners.

I worked on Illustrator to make my banner I did some prototypes until I decided with which one I will go.

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Then I started making more prototypes and playing with the colors.

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My professors told us that we can’t use the color pink in the banner, so I had to change my color pallet to ” orange, black,grey and white ” I shared my color pallet with my partners so all our banners will flow together.

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I keep trying to have a final banner and I got some help to get this final banner. I had so much fun making and creating this banner thankgod I didn’t face any difficulties. I am so proud of the final banner and Im so excited to see it hanged.