This project is the result of a 3-day instenive workshop on digital methods and data visulaization given by the Density Design Lab (Milan) and the Sciences Po-Médialab (Paris).
During the workshop, we explored all the articles related to Lebanon published by The Guardian from 2005 to 2012 (4,634 articles in total), to understand how Lebanon is perceived abroad: who are the main actors, relations and most relevant topics.
The aim of the workshop was to unveil unexpected stories by extracting meaning from big digital datasets by creating different visualizations.Graphic Design, Information Architecture, Journalism2013
This project was conceived in response to The Economist-Nielsen data visualization contest. An open-ended brief to create a visualization based on data Nielsen’s Global Consumer Confidence Survey and Global AdView Pulse Report. The main purpose was to analyze the data, find patterns and represent it in a way that would be clear to a viewer who is unfamiliar with the subject.
We represented the data through a parallax webpage that walks the viewer through the different steps of the data. The viewer is then redirected to an interactive map with specific data by country.
Click here to see the project onlineInformation Architecture, Interaction Design, Programming2012
As members of the Lebanese community, we are well aware of the waste problem in Lebanon and specifically in Beirut. Having conducted extensive research and field work, we realized that plastic bags are a big issue in our city. Not only are they used in over-abundance and needlessly, they are also not recyclable and end up in landfills polluting the earth and air.
Dobrag means plastic bag in Armenian. It was first created to function as a system uniting members of the Lebanese-Armenian community, artisans and designers to make sustainable products through upcycling
and co-creation.Branding, Graphic Design, Product Design2013
Naqoura is a village in the South of Lebanon renowned for its extremely blue sea and fishermen. In the framework of sustainable development, the eco village hopes to transform Naqoura into a pilot ecological village in order to become a model for the Middle East and the oriental Mediterranean basin. This would be implemented in 4 different steps:
_Water and waste treatment
_Electricity and renewable energies
_Reduction of pesticides and reforestation
_Education and awareness
This project was done during my employment at Mercury.Branding, Graphic Design, Packaging2012
Bassma in an NGO that aims at helping underprivileged families through free education, health care, and much more. This infographic was designed to celebrate their 10 years of accomplishments, representing all og th amazing things they have done and continue to do.
This project was done during my employment at Mercury.Icon Design, Illustration, Information Architecture2012
This infographic was a contribution to The Outpost magazine: a magazine that identifies, understands and analyzes the conflicts, morals, energies and opportunities of a changing Middle East and lays down possible futures.
The brief was to portray the various benefits of using industrial hemp in Lebanon and in the rest of the world.
http://www.the-outpost.com/Icon Design, Illustration, Information Architecture2012
This publication was the product of my final year project for my Bachelor's degree at the American University of Beirut in 2009. It was preceded by a thesis paper about the significance of contemporary collecting.
The nature of storing information and mementos has changed drastically with the advent of quasi unlimited virtual space. This book deals with the overwhelming accumulation of correspondences in a digital age. Its goal is to make sense of my huge collection of letters, text messages, Facebook messages, emails, and chats by organizing them and finding new ways of visually representing the data at hand. This led to surprising relations between people in my life, the way I communicate with them and and how I archive this communication.Art Direction, Editorial Design, Information Architecture2013
BYBLOS is the Greek name of the Phoenician city Jbeil, founded around 5000 BC. Today it is believed to be the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world.
This showcases the brand creation for Byblos, a restaurant in Canada that offers authentic Lebanese food & an authentic Lebanese atmosphere to go with it. The client brief was to bring a nostalgic taste of Lebanon to Canadian customers while subtly informing them about the Lebanese culture. The concept we developed was that of a fictional Lebanese person sending letters & postcards to a fictional Canadian person. We also integrated elements of Phoenician mythology.
This project was worked on during my employment as a graphic designer at WonderEight.Branding, Art Direction2012
A microsite & Facebook page designed as part of the Johnnie Walker "Walk With Giants" campaign in Lebanon.
Creative Direction: Leo Burnett Lebanon
Worked on during my employment at WonderEight.Web Design, Graphic Design2012
My nephew is my cuttest muse!
Here is some stuff that I've made for Luca on his birthday and his christening.Typography, Crafts, Icon Design2012
Logo & branding for La Maison du Ski, a winter sports equipment store.
This project was worked on during my employment at WonderEight.Branding, Graphic Design2012
Alleged timeline of events in Hariri assassination, according to STL indictment.Graphic Design, Information Architecture2011
Experimenting with different "O"s to design the logo for a tex-mex restaurant.Graphic Design, Typography2012
Naming, conception and design of packages, wrappers, and bags.
The concept that chocolate is just as good as sex was developed through the shape of the boxes, the use of sexual innuendos and the manipulation of sensual illustrations from the 50s.
This was a project worked on during my BA at the American University of Beirut.Art Direction, Copywriting, Packaging2012
This website was designed to showcase the broad variety of coffee & machines by Cafe Super Brasil.
Designed during my job at WonderEight.
Developed by: Charbel BatalWeb Design, Graphic Design, Art Direction2012
Concept, copywriting, & execution of a series of promotions for a 50's retro American diner.
Worked on during my employment at WonderEight.Typography, Branding, Graphic Design2011
Typographic Illustrations for a Dessert Menu.
Worked on during my employment at WonderEight.Typography, Illustration, Graphic Design2012
A self-initiated project that is still a work in progress.Information Architecture, Interaction Design, UI/UX2012
The Lebanese Information Center conducted a study of Lebanon's current demographic reality, the history of emigration from the country, as well as fertility rates among Christians and Muslims.
This infographic was comissioned by the online newspaper NOW and was worked on at the agency Mercury.Graphic Design, Illustration, Information Architecture2013