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:



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.

Performative Exhibition

This was the fist project for this semester I worked as group, my group partners are Salama Almohanadi and Maryam Almanai. I started this project searching for a show that I was interesting in. I spend my weekend binge watching.

Week “1”:

My group and I decided to exhibit ” Sherlock Holmes “. We have chosen the first series the second episode. We had chosen ” Sherlock Holmes” because we like the way of his thinking and we wanted to have everyone els to try and have the opportunity to live and experience the Mistry and investigation life.

We stared analyzing the episode and the characters. Then we build 3 constructs and concepts that we would like to explore as a group.

We spied the work but before starting we had each girl make an sketch of ideas and gather all the strong ideas together to have one main and strong idea that we would present.


Week “2”:

By the following week we had gathered the ideas in one sketch and had one idea, but what had concerns me and the group is the wooden house that we had to build. We sit as a group at the break time and tried to solve the problem.It came up then into my mind that we could build the house on our on and at the same time having fun building it.



At the following day we choose a place to exhibit in and took some photographs of the place and the measurements.


On the next day I went to the wood shop and bought 6 large plywood.

We had adjust some ideas on the last sketch on that week to start building the wooden house and looking for things that we need.



On the weekend I researched for the charechters and some information about them and took some photographs of the main characters in this episode. Then I stared working and building the wooden house. I had faced some problems on that day, 1- The plywood wasn’t big enough for the door I had to make the door smaller to not brake the plywood. 2- I had to thing of a way for transporting the house. 3- the group had to look for a uv light and an invisible ink pen which we couldn’t find in any shop in Doha.



Week “3”:

In the third week Maryam did a schedule for each one in the group and gave her a task to do in the third week, to be in truck and to have the work done before the exhibition date.


On Monday we went to the woodshop to do the sign.



After finishing from the woodshop we did a list of each one job and what she will bring to not forget any thing on the exhibit date.


We had a problem on that day we couldn’t find the uv light in Qatar, salama looked in different shops but she didn’t find what we are looking for. Salama suggest to visit the material shop in VCU, when we went there we found what we was looking for and helped us a lot, we got excited and can’t wait to start working on it. We borrowed “2” UV lights, 1 glowing color pen and glowing gel.


On next class we  vinel cut the foot print, we did them 2 colors black ” as the victim walked towards the dead body” and the red ” as it is leaving after the murder happens.

On the weekend I started painting the plywood to have it finish by the week after it to build it on the following Saturday.


Week “4” :

On this week we had every thing ready to set up but we had some issues in the handyman, we had to figure and solve this problem with the university safety facility. On the next class we had this problem solved it end up they are gonna bring us a handyman to help up building the wood house.

On this weekend it was a busy 2 days we give every person in the group a task to do and to bring to be ready for setting up on Saturday.


On Saturday we had everything the handyman came around 1 o’clock and they started building the wood house. While they was building it we had an issue the house was very small I had to get more plywood, but when the plywood arrived the handyman told me that he have to go back. We started painting to prefend delays.

On Sunday the handyman came around 2 o’clock and added the last piece. We countinued painting.

I started adding the foot print on the floor, while Maryam painting the front door and Salama hanging the newspapers.


We tried the UV light on that day on the wall to know if it works or not.


Maryam wrote the quotes on a paper she made which gave the seen some drama.


On the exhibit date we had some issues the newspaper fall off and we had to harry up and make them on time we finished up every thing on the time and the out come of the deconstruction was perfect and every thing goes as we planned.IMG_6252.JPGIMG_6251.JPG

I was so glade to work with Salama and Maryam they worked hard and put a lot of effort to finish this project. If I would do a group project again I would defiantly work with them again.

I fell proud of my self and my group about the out come we had a lot of pressure but we focused to make it happen.

Modular Typeface

I started this project searching for typeface examples to have a background about what the topic is. Then I started taking photos for patterns to draw modules out of the patters.

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After collecting patters I started tracing the modules by a tracing paper and colored it to start making my letters and experiment the letters in Arabic and English.


I did 6 letters in English ” M, V, F, E, J,C “.EABB4D96-9AC0-4B2F-8454-EA9C4586284C.JPG

Then I did 5 letters in Arabic ” Alef, Baa, Waw, Lam and Meem”.


After experimenting with letters I started making my modules in Glyphs and building my letters. I had chosen to do English letters in upper and lower case.

After finishing the upper case letters which took a lot of time building it, I started building the lower case. But I had a lot of fun building it and creating fonts.

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Based on the upper case I stared playing and having more fun crating the lower case which didn’t take much time as the upper case, I think that because I started to figure out  how to build my own font now!!!!!.

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After finishing the lower case letters I was so excited to start typing and using my font, so I typed my first typing in Wedesday I wrote ” Tasmeem Hekayat ” which was awesome!!!.


After I typed my new font I printed it out and hanged it on the hallway to have it critiqued, the critique helped me to see what is wrong in my letters and adjust them.


The critique helped me to improve my typeface more and to know where and what is weak and what is not working in the font. I plan to make the adjustments and make the typeface stronger, I will adjust the spacing, becouse the space is large, the letter ” S ” needs more work to make it more clear. I am trying to find a way to improve the letter ” H ” without changing it’s feature.

After looking to all the letters there are some letters that needs some refinement such as: ” I “

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” S “

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In this project I had a lot of  trouble with certain letter features because I didn’t know how to make it but then with experimenting and paying with it I figured it out, also I had some problems in the spacing but I did the adjustment later. At the beginning of the project I had noticed that I have to keep in mind the ascender and descender letters, the baseline for each letter and about the width and the hight for both upper and lower case, so I did that from the begging where the upper case in ” 3*7″ and the lower case is ” 3*5″ for some letters.

I had some struggles in glyphs is when I started working on my letters when I was about to finish the letters I had some errors in my glyph and all my letters were deleted and I had two days to work on them again, thank god I succeeded but I had a really hard two days managing my time and finishing them in a short period.

I never know that I can build my own typeface I wasn’t excited at the beginning but when I printed my first words I get more excited and willing to do more in future.

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After I started thinking wider and searching for typeface that have a similer features as my typeface and thats what I find out and find interesting.




On the following week I had an critique on my typeface in the unique and memorable, well-designed and well executed, readable and the clearness of the letters, modules used consistently and in a balanced, uniformly sized? Do lower-case letters fit on the x-height? Are all ascenders consistent? Are the width and the  spacing and kerning.

I called my font ” Pixelated “, because the letters are pixelated.




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I had 2 people critique my work and based on their critique After the feed back I had adjust the letters and the kerning.

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After finishing my typeface I started paying with it and experement it more as extra fun!!!

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The Sequential Comic Narrative

I started this project by searching for the meaning of 10 words as a biggining of the project. Then I looked for some comic books examples to get some ideas before starting.

  1. Irony: the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
  2. Metaphor:a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
  3. Personification: the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
  4. Cliche:  a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.
  5. Vernacular: he language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a country or region.
  6. Pun: a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings.
  7. Oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.
  8. Simile: a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind.
  9. Metonym: a word, name, or expression used as a substitute for something else with which it is closely associated.
  10. Satire: the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

On the next class I started sketching my ideas for the comic book, which will be talking about a batola which takes you to the past when wearing it.


On Wednesday at class we set as groups and tell our story and show the story board. I had some critique from the girls and had to adjust the story board to have it more clear.


The story board helped me a lot to improve my store and to figure out the spots that I am missing in the story so I worked on it and tried my best to improve it to make it more sense.

Before starting build the comic book up a thought came up to my mind “how to tell a story”. story telling can be told by color, illustration style/ photography, frames-variety and editing sequence.

After that I started working on the comic book and this when an idea came up to make a comic book that contains pictures and digital design combined with drawing and different materials. I started collecting and creating digital drawing and start building my comic book.

Having a week off on the rainy week helped me to work harder on the book but at the same time I got lost but I figured my way back on truck.

I was working on illustrator to make the comic book which I had an issue with stretching and placing the picture in the right position.

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The fist design was a mess I thought that Law and Leland gonna kill me because of the stretching and pixelated. Then I started again with different illustration and took pictures.

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I had some pictures which was missing and I had to go and take more pictures.

At the begging I was using illustrator but then on the next class when Law and Leland mentions indesign and I tried using it it was much easier to do the book.

I continued using indesign and build my book from the beginning.

After finishing from building the story I started making the cover. I did 4 prototypes for the front cover and applied the one that I found more interesting.

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I choose the last prototype for my cover, I want to combine pop art with khaliji style. I started then to apply the yellow boarder for the rest of the pages.

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Then I decided to do the back cover the same as the front.

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After that I had to print my comic book and have it ready for next class, I had come issues printing it at the beginning I had my page in A3 and print it in A5 with was wrong but then I asked one of the juniors and then she helped me out I adjust the size made it A4 and print each 2 in one side. Then after that I faced another issue, I want to print them front and back but it keeps printing them in one size and lethally I printed more than 15 times until I get it right I figured that while printing I have to have it two-sides and short-edge binding to print it right.

After finishing printing I started coloring in the comic book and used natural sand to have it more realistic.IMG_5881.JPG

Then I sew the papers together, I saw it with haulm thread as it is part of the culture.

This was my final comic book after the final editing which I am proud of and had a lot of fun making it.

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