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Born in Dubai, Elie has worked and studied in UAE, Lebanon and Germany. With a BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut, Elie has shaped his design career around multi-dicsplinary creative applications through strategic design research.

Elie is a designer, strategist, and entrepreneur who co-f… Read More
Born in Dubai, Elie has worked and studied in UAE, Lebanon and Germany. With a BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut, Elie has shaped his design career around multi-dicsplinary creative applications through strategic design research.

Elie is a designer, strategist, and entrepreneur who co-founded Kashida along with Mirna Hamady. Kashida (www.kashidadesign.com), an award winning product design studio, creates bespoke design pieces based on 3D Arabic typography. In 2011, Kashida was voted as best MENA startup through Wamda and was a published winner in Communication Arts Typography Annual in 2012. Kashida was also a finalist in several business plan competitions both locally and internationally.

He has a special interest in Arabic typography/calligraphy and aims to enhance the Arabic typographic scene by further exploring the letterform and its applications. He has also worked under Nadine Chahine, an award-winning Lebanese type designer at Linotype, which carries on a 120 year old heritage in Latin and Arabic type design.

His multi-disciplinary design role has also helped him establish Kern'd (www.kernd.net). Kern'd is an online collective of graphic designers offering design services for young business and/or independent professionals virtually online. Read Less
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