CONCEPT DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR, VISUAL DEVELOPMENT ARTIST and STORYTELLER.
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I am a Concept Designer, Illustrator, Visual Development Artist and Story Teller.
Educated at Cairo's Jesuit School and Cairo's Fine Arts. In 1986 I left his home and traveled to the USA. Four years later I was hired by Walt Disney Imagineering as a Concept Designer and six years later goes to DreamWorks on the an… Read More
I am a Concept Designer, Illustrator, Visual Development Artist and Story Teller.
Educated at Cairo's Jesuit School and Cairo's Fine Arts. In 1986 I left his home and traveled to the USA. Four years later I was hired by Walt Disney Imagineering as a Concept Designer and six years later goes to DreamWorks on the animated Feature Prince of Egypt, where I stays for another 2 animated movies. Finally I came back to Cairo in 2005 .

More than twenty-five years of an award-winning, creative career in illustration, graphic design, advertising and
promotion of an unusually broad array of consumer products, as well as children’s books and theater productions.
Recipient of the first “Best Illustration for Children’s Book” National Award in Egypt (1979), presented by Mrs. Jehane Sadat, First Lady of Egypt. Came to the United States in 1987 and freelanced until being hired by Walt Disney Imagineering in March of 1990 and moved to California in June 1990. WDI subsequently sponsored permanent residence status.
In 1995 was hired as a visual development artist by Dreamworks SKG, Steven Spielberg’s studio to work on the animated ‘Prince of Egypt’, and stayed on for another two animation movies. Freelanced and consulted from 2000 till today.
Naturalized in March of 2001. Came back to live and work in Egypt in February of 2005. Was awarded Best Egyptian Illustrator of 2004 by the National Council for Children Books, headed by Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, First Lady, in may 2005.
IBBY Honor Award, 2006 (International Board on Books for Young People, Basel, Switzerland.) for illustration of ‘Behind the Secret Door’. Read Less
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