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Hessa Mohamed Al Ali Interior designer

P.O Box 50232, Dubai Tel: 050-5055200 Email:

“Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.” by Edward Tufte

Who am I?

Hessa Mohamed Al Ali ‫ﺣﺼﺔ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻲ‬

Interior Designer


P.O Box 50232, Dubai, UAE. Tel: 050-5055200. Email:

Hessa Mohamed Al Ali is a senior student specializing in Interior Design at Zayed University. Her work spans around various art disciplines, such as book structures, modeling, pain�ng, and drawing that contribute to her Interior Design and crea�vity skills. She par�cipated in a number of compe��ons such as Urban Street Furniture ‘Sit in Shade’ compe��on and Young Entrepreneur Compe��on in 2009. Moreover, Hessa had a various experiences in public representa�on as she was a spokeswoman in Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding. She was a member of the first junc�on of Emira� girls in Dubai that was under the auspices of her highness Sheikha La�fa bint Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Sketching | Restaurant Design I contributed in designing a restaurant which is supposed to be in Manhattan. Its design is inspired by typography and abstracted Arabic style.

Modeling I never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it.

Arabic restaurant design, 2012

Interior Design | Rover Exhibition stand design

This is a design of Range Rover exhibition stand that is designed by me. The design is inspired from car speed and reflects the sense of attraction and creativity. Range Rover exhibition stand design, 2011


Hessa Mohamed Al Ali ‫ﺣﺼﺔ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻲ‬

Interior Designer

Ar�st Statement They say: “Art is a kind of illness”, but I say: “Art is not an illness, but it is a cure to solve a problem that relates to design and a way to achieve a major goal in life”. It is a challenge that gives me the opportunity to draw my iden�ty and future.

I explore my passion through Design by experimen�ng the secrets of delivering a message in a crea�ve way and implemen�ng the principles of design. I enjoy producing my own works that reflect my feelings in my everyday life and my passion of art. This is done by making case studies and exploring latest technologies, techniques, and materials in the world that help me reach to a successful solu�on. Design is indeed an influen�al method that I use to convey a certain message or a feeling I have towards an issue or a problem in this world. By that, I hope my artwork reaches to the maximum number of audience to raise awareness and help find a solu�on to the millions of issues people face in our current life.

P.O Box 50232, Dubai, UAE. Tel: 050-5055200. Email:

My surroundings are the key to every step in my designs. Nature and landscape remind me of a story that narrates a genius idea which becomes part of my artwork in various techniques and fields. Inspira�ons around me are the factors that shape the character, vision, iden�ty, and direc�on of my future and work. What mainly inspire me in my journey of life are living creatures, organic shapes of nature, and some crea�ve designers such as Frank Gehry who always starts with strong concepts in his designs. Through ge�ng ideas from different natural and human-made resources helps me to balance between reality and imagina�on.

Graphic Design | Typography

“Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.� by Milton Glaser

Typography, 2011

Typography is interesting to me because playing with letters is one of my hobbies. I learn from working with typography to consider the negative and the positive shapes. In addition, I learned that letters can be considered as shapes rather than just letters. I specifically chose the letter ‘S’ because of its interesting shape and curves that go well with my first letter.

I chose my topic to be about Baskin Robbins since it is my inspiration. I wanted to do a creative montage by making the girl eating ice cream and a bunch of ice creams scatter all around her. That symbolizes that Baskin Robbins exists everywhere around us and has many brands.

Graphic Design | Montage My message in this montage is to show that Dubai is a city that contains many nationalities and life styles. I created a flow that directs the eye of the viewer from one idea to the other in the composition, using the technique of Drew Struzan.

Photo montage, 2011

Digital illustration, 2011

Book Structures | Journal This book represents a weekly journal showing my mood in each day through hand gestures and hand prints.

Japanese binding book structure, 2012

Curatorial Practices | Evolution of Materials This installation addresses the effect of globalization on the UAE culture by showing the change of materials used in the UAE gradually from traditional to western.

Evolution of materials, 2012

Drawing | Drapery This drawing is made by graphite pencils by using different shades and tones.

Drapery drawing, 2010

This painting reflects my personality and describes how I was in the past, how I am in the present, and how I see my personality in the future. This idea is delivered by making the viewer visualize the painting in three different layers that are connected to each other.

Abstract painting, 2012

Painting | Personalities

Methods of construction | Tiffany & Co. Display unit The display unit I designed is inspired by the famous Tiffany gift box. The design is a room that has an abstracted shape of a tiffany box where displays and a stage exist for couples. Mood

Tiffany & Co. Display room exterior

“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” by Orson Welles Tiffany & Co. Display room Interior

Hessa Mohamed Al Ali ‫ﺣﺼﺔ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻲ‬

Interior Designer

To obtain more experience within interac�ng with people of various cultures and tradi�ons, with an opportunity to improve my skills and learn

University research and projects •Retail designs •Office designs •Exhibi�on designs


•Book structures, Paper Cra�ing •Typography •Aerobics, Basketball

Educa�on •2009-present: College of Art and Design, Zayed University •2009-2010: General Studies, Zayed University •2009: High School Diploma and Dis�nc�on award, Al Mawakeb School

Work Experience

•2012- Trainee in Wasl proper�es, Projects Department •2009- Entrepreneur in the Young Entrepreneur compe��on •2008-Spokeswomen in Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding to teach tourists about the UAE heritage •2004-Member of the first junc�on of girls that was under the auspices of her highness Sheikha La�fa bint Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Interpersonal Competencies

•Team player that mo�vates and encourages •Always seeks to learn and grow •Well-organized •Loyal and determined •Ac�ve and dynamic approach to work and get things done •Good communicator with high integrity •Data analysis and research

Technical and Language skills

•Knowledgeable in Microso� Office PowerPoint, Microso� Word, Microso� Office Excel, AutoCAD, and Google Sketch up •Mother tongue Arabic •Fluent in spoken and wri�en English and Arabic •Intermediate French


•2009,2010- Dean’s list cer�ficate in Zayed University •2004,2006, 2007, 2008,2009- Dis�nc�on award for achieving and con�nuously striving for academic excellence in Al Mawakeb School •DELF, diplôme d'études en langue française (A1, A2) •2005-Highest dis�nc�on award for achieving and con�nuously striving for academic excellence in Al Mawakeb School •2004- Dis�nc�on award for academic excellence and success in the first junc�on of girls in the UAE under the name of ‘Girls Papers’ References are available upon request

P.O Box 50232, Dubai, UAE. Tel: 050-5055200. Email:


Hessa Al Ali portfolio  

Hessa Al Ali portfolio

Hessa Al Ali portfolio  

Hessa Al Ali portfolio