On May 5th, 2017 Karam Foundation hosted a lunch at the Langham Hotel in Chicago with author and comedian, Chelsea Handler, to fundraise and raise awareness about the Syrian refugee crisis. I had the pleasure of designing all the marketing and printed material including an online invitation, annual report, donation cards, envelopes, a step-and-repeat banner and a program.
The donation card was folded and included facts about Syria on the front, donation options inside and about the organization on the back. The 2016 annual report summarized Karam's programs, accomplishments, and included an overview of financials.
Infograph designed as a flyer for Amnesty International for a demonstration they had to highlight some of the issues regarding torture in Chicago.
Done while at CAIR-Chicago.
Hand illustration done by Molly Radley.
Karam Foundation provides many educational opportunities for Syrian refugees through their programs. Two brochures were designed to visually communicate and breakdown those programs for a better understanding.
Finished size: 11" x 5.5"
Karam Foundation teamed with Mostafa Salameh, a famous mountain climber, to host a climb to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Karam Foundation to help Syrian refugees in need. An event this large needed a logo of its own to put on packets, guides, and forms to send to climbers. The logo represents a refugee tent and a mountain.
T-shirt designed for an organization on UIC's campus for a bike marathon they hosted. It was a fundraiser for medical assistance to children who are refugees and in poverty in the Middle East. I went for an inviting look and feel since the Middle East is often associated with sadness and destruction. I wanted the participates to be excited for being a part of such an amazing event.
Postcard designed as a freelancing project for a non-profit online magazine.
This branding project included a rebrand of an existing company. I chose to rebrand a sandwich shop in the heart of one of Chicago's neighborhoods, Pilsen. Andorka's Sandwich Shop focuses a lot on homemade, organic, ingredients. With that in mind the hand drawn patterns, colors, and typeface are all used to depict the handmade quality of the sandwiches.
A branding manual was designed and real mockups were made and featured in a gallery in the largest urban arts festival called Manifest on Columbia College's campus.
Poster designed for an event about cultural resistance focusing on Gaza, Palestine. The images used inside the letters are illustrations by Gazans drawn over images taken in Gaza.
Book cover designed for a 30 page book I wrote and designed about the history of my homeland including my family's story and their migration to the United States. The cover includes the pattern found on a traditional Palestinian scarf called a kuffiyeh.
Logo created for the Kindred Global Education Initiative. The logo incorporated different elements to represent this initiative through three words- kindred, global, and education. The logo was inspired by a pinwheel to represent the early stage of learning and each side of the pinwheel stands for the different levels of education starting from preschool at the left and moving clockwise to elementary, high school, and college. I kept the colors light and fresh to indicate the learning process. The globe represents the final element of the initiative and to show that education is universal.
Magazine designed for a collaborative class project. I had the pleasure to interview Christopher Jobson, the founder of ThisIsColossal.com. I kept the layout simple and to the point.