I graduated from Pratt Institute with a Master's of Science in Interior Design, where I completed the Exhibition Design Intensive program in my last year focusing on exhibition design, interactive design, set design and window displays. My Bachelor's degree was completed in Architecture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo in addition to two years of post graduate studies in the same field.
Being well-traveled and residing between New York and Cairo gave me the chance to experience the diverse cultures and aesthetics expressed through their designs. The different kinds of applicability throughout the world combining the beauty of interior design and the comforting practicality of it with the effective use of space that varies from one culture to another triggered my creative design impulses.
I am very much interested in the beauty of fusing functionality with aesthetic integrity for the sake of preserving the best of the past while moving forward with the best of what new technologies have to offer.
My fusion of studying Architecture, Interior and Industrial design was a process of unraveling of potentials and giving free play to the creative mind while considering the practical human demands that are at the core of my approach.
Ann Sacks, New York, NY, US, Sales Support Intern
Working with designers and home owners on quotes for their projects, pricing and sampling.
J. McLaughlin, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern
Worked on the stores FF&E in addition to starting a fabric and store inventory.
Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY, US, Gallery Assistant
Gallery management, exhibition installation and art handling.
Mike + Ally, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer
Designed the seasonal catalog and the annual product display booth.
Joel Fitzpatrick Design, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect and Designer
Residential renovations, interior and lighting design.
Nava Press, New York, NY, US, Market Researcher
Arranged and presented marketing information and tracked the business pipeline.
Oekoplan Architects and Consulting Engineers, Cairo, Egypt, Junior Architect
Designed and revised structural drawings, assisted the project manager with drafting, organizing and managing documentations on all project phases.
Sioufi Associates, Cairo, Egypt, Junior Architect
Worked mostly on designing residential building projects.
Responsible for computerizing and drafting all drawings.
Revised the final submitted architectural and structural drawings with civil engineers for approval.
Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design
Helwan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture department, Cairo, Egypt, Architecture
Helwan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture department, Cairo, Egypt, BArch, Archiecture
Award received for a Green Week Installation that was displayed on the Pratt Institute Lawn made out of 1,700 35mm slides to raise awareness to the waste created by rapid technology.
Yotel NY - Lego Wall Competition, 1st Place
Bolon Bel Rev - Iron Design Competition '14, 1st Place