Ashley Phebe Choukeir


Stirling, NJ, USA
To challenge creativity, master the art of animation, create collectively, and enjoy the experience.

Work Experience



- Co-founded one of the few art NGOs and cultural spaces in Beirut that encourages a growing community of artists from varying disciplines.
- Achieved social impact through multi-disciplinary interactive experiences around the city and internationally.
- Co-developed commercial and self-initiated projects, and fostered relationships with local and international entities, from advertising agencies, NGO’s, festivals and book fairs, to educational and art centers.
January 2012 - Present Beirut, Lebanon


Creative Director, 2D/3D Animator, Illustrator, Designer

- Produced a wide range of music videos, television commercials, short films, web videos and info-graphic animations, illustrated books, and designs for printed media.
- Clients include both stand-alone artists (Tania Saleh), brands (Coke Studio), advertising agencies (JWT, LeoBurnett), broadcasting companies (BBC), and NGOs (Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture) locally and internationally.
- Involved in the development process of products from concept to promotion.
- Experimented with multi-disciplinary skills including creative and art direction, design and illustration, 2D and 3D animation including character animation, puppets and stop motion, and real footage.
2006 - Present Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States


Freelance Animator, Head of Animation Department

- Worked on developing the first 'Sanita Dreams 3D Box'; A cubic virtual aquarium designed in 3D on a facial tissue box and sold with 3D glasses.
- Modeled and animated in 3D for print, television, and web.
2006 - 2013 Lebanon

Lebanese American University

Workshop Designer and Facilitator

- Designed and facilitated an Autodesk 3ds Max workshop for Senior Graphic Design students.
- Summarized a semester's course into a 32-hour workshop during which students were introduced to animation, modeled, textured, rigged, animated and rendered a character animation shot in 3D.
March 2010 - May 2010 Hamra, Lebanon

Notre Dame University

Part-Time Instructor

- Designed and instructed courses in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, 3D Character Modeling, Texturing and Animation on Autodesk 3ds Max.
- Inspired students to use their creativity and explore different techniques of compositing and animation. Some students also transferred to animation majors after the course.
2008 - 2010 Lebanon

Charisma TV Productions

Contract-based Freelancer

- Was responsible for modeling, texturing, and morphing all character faces for a web series. Worked on Autodesk 3ds max and MotionBuilder.
April 2009 - July 2009 Lebanon

Beirut Animation Network

3D Artist

- Launched the first fully animated 3D music video in the Middle East for virtual artist "Yaya".
- Produced a number of television commercials and web videos and series for which I modeled, rigged and animated all characters in 3D.
May 2007 - October 2008 Beirut, Lebanon

Education - Advanced Character Animation Training

- Constantly improving and working on mastering my skills in character animation; This program is specifically for feature film animation.
March 2014 - Present California, United States

Notre Dame University

BA in Computer Graphics and Animation

- Graduated with honors.
- Was recommended by my instructors for my first full time job at Beirut Animation Network, and later to be an instructor at the university.
September 2003 - February 2007 Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Saint Joseph School

Baccalaureate in Life Sciences

- Graduated with honors.
1995 - July 2003 Ain Aar, Lebanon

North Chevy Chase Elementary School

1994 - 1995 Maryland, United States


English (Native),
Arabic (Native),
French (Advanced),


Ecole Du Theatre Moderne

- Received a certificate of completion of acting courses


Jean-Marie Riachi Music Composer

- Co-produced an animated music video for the song “Ana Bhebak”. The animation was chosen from 14 videos for the launching of the album on Television



3D, Animation, Stop Motion, 2D , Acting, Active Listening, Character Animation, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Coordination, Creative Direction, Illustration, Mediation, Team Management,

Computer Skills

Operating Systems
Windows XP
Mac OS X

Microsoft® Word | Excel | PowerPoint®
Adobe® Photoshop® | Illustrator® | InDesign® | After Effects® | Premiere® Pro
Autodesk 3ds max® | Maya® | MotionBuilder
DigiCel FlipBook
Anime Studio Pro

Workshops | Activities

Beirut | Lebanon
Apr 2011 - May 2011
Beirut Animated 2011 | Animation Film Festival
- Assisted in an intensive 7-day workshop on puppet-making for stop motion animation.
- The workshop was attended by participants from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, and Egypt. Participant were guided through the design and fabrication of their own puppet and the result was a short stop-motion film.

Beirut | Lebanon
Sept 2008 - Dec 2010
FDCD | Forum for Development, Culture & Dialogue
- Member of the Youth Committee
- Participated in a workshop for “Laughter Across Euromed” and a workshop about Intercultural and Religious Dialogue

Metn | Lebanon
Sept 2007 - Jul 2010
Ecole du Theatre Moderne
- Student of Mr. Mounir Abou Debss - Founder of the first Modern School of Theater in Lebanon
- Participated in 2 plays in which one of them was during the Aug-Sept 2008 Freikeh Festival

Metn | Lebanon
2000 - 2010
l‘Association des Guides du Liban
- Scout Member, Cheftaine Jeannette, Commissaire of District

London | UK
Aug 2009
The Place
- Completed “Contemporary 1” , “Contact Improvisation” , and “Contemporary African Dance” summer intensives

London | UK
Aug 2009
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
- Completed “Foundation in Singing and Voice” short course

Beirut | Lebanon
Mar 2008 - Jul 2009
Modern Music School | Mozart Chahine
- Student in Vocals
- Participated in 2 concerts with the school

Beirut | Lebanon
May 2009
The Basement
- Participated in the Workshop “Animation / VJ Workshop 2” with Kama (Video Artist) and Oliver D’Auria (Illustrator)

Beirut | Lebanon
Mar 2009
Khayat & Zico House
- Participated in the Workshop “Atelier de marionnettes” (Atelier d’échange pratique)
with Sofie Tais (Sculpter and Puppeteer from France)

Beirut | Lebanon
Feb 2009
Christelle Khodr & Antoine Bouquier
- Participated in a Workshop for “Pantomime / Silent Movie Technique”


Singing, music, dancing, sports, road trips, travel, movies, games, participating in workshops


Available upon request