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Lama Sami Graphic Designer and Photographer


Art never ends....


‫الفن ال ينتهي‪....‬‬


Artist Statement

I consider my art to be capturing image of the unseen beauty around us, whether it is photograph, painting, or graphic design. I try to find design challenges and come up with solutions based on creativity and innovation. I think that most of my designs relay empathy and compassion. To me, art is not just about doing what I learned but it is about innovating and coming up with new techniques to solve problems. Design movements such as Bauhaus has inspired me greatly and contributed in constructing of my design process and style. As a designer, I know a power of repetition that makes my design stronger. During my study of typography, I found myself strongly drawn to potential of art type design. I started exploring my work with the typography design new techniques to form a beautiful design. Would like to contribute to building a better society with visual message needed in this world. Art is a beautiful language that can bring happiness to people, and by implementing my design solutions to the whole society, I consider myself a contributor to this planet.


bio

Lama Sami Al Ahmed is a graphic design student in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in Dubai. Born in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in the year 1993, Lama has always been interested in unseen beauty. She started displaying her passion for photography and painting at a young age. In 2012 Lama moved to Dubai to study graphic design. Studying in Zayed University has enriched her knowledge of art and beauty. She also discovered her love and passion for the art of typography during her study in the university. In the future, Lama hopes to have her own successful design firm where she can deliver her message through her many and multiple art creations.


EDUCATION 2012 - 2016 Zayed University,Dubai,UAE Bachelors of Art: Graphic design Anticipated Graduation:

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GAMES TO GO

inspiration

For this project we were asked to choose

I am a person who loves going to the beach and

a game of our liking and design how it is

enjoy a nice picnic, and from that perspective

going to be packaged. For my choice, I

the idea came of merging the games with a

decided to package two games which

bag I can carry with me to the beach or the

are Tic-Tac-Toe and Backgammon. My

park. I choose Backgammon and Tic-Tac-Toe

idea was to make the games into bags

because these two games were always played

that can be carried anywhere. I made

in our house since I was a little girl and I wanted it

the packaging design in a way that the

to bring my sweet childhood memories with me

games are merged with the bag itself

everywhere I go. As for the design, I got inspired

and can be separated when playing

to make the geometrical shapes of the games

the game.

by the great artist Walter Gropius Bauhaus, the

Packaging Design.2015

founder of Bauhaus art school, who was well known for his amazing geometric designs.


process

Curvy lines

Sharp edges

Rectangle shapes

Final Idea

final designs

Logo

Backgammon Game

Tic-Tac-Toe Game


package application


dental kit

inspiration

We were asked to choose a full kit and

Due to my study in the UAE, I came to take

design it in our own way. I decided to

travelling as a monthly habit, and that inspired

design a kit that can be used on a daily

me to choose the dental kit as my project. Dental

bases, a kit that can benefit everyone.

hygiene is an important and necessary habit

I decided to do a dental kit because in

that should be taken by everyone, and because

my opinion, it is an important kit that is

dental tools should be place in s clean condition,

necessary for everyday use by all ages.

I got inspired to make the packaging design as a

My idea was to design the dental kit in

towel that can be washed whenever it got dirty.

a way that it can be attached in a bag,

This same reason inspired me to design the fabric,

which will make more use of it as a bag

which can also be washed, bag that is attached

and as dental kit.

to the dental kit.

Packaging Design.2015


Logo

Package Application

Brochure


honey package

inspiration

The goal of this project is to package

when I get sick, my mom will always give me

honey in a unique way. Honey is sold

a spoon of honey to boost my health. That

everywhere around the world, but my

fact made me come up with the design of the

idea for this packaging design is to

honey to make it more than a product that

present the honey product as a gift.

we consume, and give it a greater meaning.

A token of love for those loved ones

I wanted to transform honey from a simple

and cared for.

consumable product to a valued gift that we

Packaging Design.2015

give for those who we care about and want the best for their health. My geometric design is inspired by the Bauhaus art form, especially the staircase design and the flavors inspired by the

process

nature.


Logo

package application

Flavors Stickers

Colors Inspiration


DECADEs post cards Typography.2014

The goal of this project is to present each decade from 1910 till 2000 with our Designs in our way by getting inspired from our research in each decade.


beautiful trash

Designing of the web.2014 This project take what we love and inspire us and converted to a form of a beautiful art. The idea was to come up with new ways to show the things that inspire us. as a photographer, I chose to take photographes of Trash to show that even there beauty can be found. we also asked to design a website of our work.

Nicotine Focus

Full Trash


Website

Home

Spelled Coffee

The Reason

Inspiration

Illustartion


playing cards

Graphic Design.2014 For this project we were asked to design playing cards inspired by artists and their work. I chose the great artist Walter Gropius and his art school Bauhaus in 1923.

Back Side

Front Side

package for the cards


package application


INSIGHT BANK Graphic Design.2015

This project was done for the Dubai Government and it is about a bank specially designed for the needs of the blinds. The main idea of the project is to provide independence for the disabled and especially the visually challenged.

Logo

Brochure


PACKAGE APPLICATION

Kpi: Proportion of people who believe that people with disabilities are wellcatered to in Dubai society

T-shirt,Headset, and Card holder


me and my mother Art Foundation.2013

For this project we were asked to come up with an idea that is related to us and important in our life. I decided to chose the image of my mother holding me as a child.


Carving in linoleum

Print making of the carving peice


oxymorons Typography

We were asked to get an oxymorons word and do a design to present the words its self in a suprising way.

Found Missing

Dark Light


Pretty Complicated

Known Secret

Impossible Solution

Same Difference


arab visual culture poster Graphic Design.2015 A project that we did for the British Counsil competition, the project idea is that we have to design icons such as, pause, tap, make a distance, and swipe that present the Arab Visual Culture.

Logo


Pause for larger image

Keep your distance from device

Tap the laptop tracked if laptop available

Swipe to change image

A2 size poster


70% of our body is water Graphic Design.2015

For this project we are going to re-create Felton’s idea by building a A1 size poster that will present a week worth of data generated by me. Data is focused on consumption that I used and spend my time in one week and I chose to talk about the drinks that

process

I drink them a lot each day and showing how drink is effect our well being.

1st: Finding my style

2nd: Adding more infografics

3rd: Trying to be more Clarified


final poster

A1 size poster


t-shirt design Saudi Cultural Club.2014

As a member of the Saudi Cultural Club in UAE, I helped in designing t-shirts and uniforms for the club. I used the knowledge I gain in the University and my own experience to come up with ideas and designs that later on won me awards from the Saudi Embassy.

ZU, UOS, and AUS combined in one logo

front Side

Saudi Student Club in UAE

Back Side


Indoor activity

Outdoor activity


SHOE design Typography ll.2015

We were asked to make a shoe design as part of our project in the typography ll course. I decided to do a design that relates to my culture were I used the traditional shoes worn in Saudi and made a design based on them.

Be Proud.

Improve Culture, Reserve Tradition.

.‫ إحفظ تقاليدك‬،‫طور ثقافتك‬

Old Is Gold.

.‫خليك فخور‬

.!!‫و ترحل رصختي وتذبل‬


visual narrative Photography l.2015

We were asked to make series of 12 photos with a story, and i chose to use my passion for photographing fire and my hobby of barbecuing.


self-portrait Photography l.2015

we were asked to take a self-portrait picture the describes ourselves. I decided to do a black and white portrait with acrylic blue color. The reason I decided to do this portrait is because I want to describe what I go through daily as a Graphic Designer. The black and white colors represent the suppression of imaginations and emotions I keep inside. I decided to show the acrylic colors because I believe that this suppressed emotions and creativity is released by my passion for painting. So basically the painting is like the light that shines my way. I focused on showing my hands clearly in the picture because every painting I draw is done with them.


visual narrative Photography l.2015

For this project, we were asked to do a narrative photography story that consists of only 3 photos. The story is simply about a day in the rain, where the first picture shows a beautiful cruise in the rainy weather streets of Dubai. The second shows a site in the side mirror that is not quite clear because of the raindrops on the mirror. The third photo shows the view which a view of a car pulling off to a petrol station to refuel.


COVER BOOK FOR MILITaRY SCHOOL Internship.2015

The book is an educational book that is to be taught at the military school of Saudi Arabia for generals of the army.My inspiration for the cover based on the military uniform colors. This idea received a huge appreciation and welcome from the client which approved the design.

Back page


Cover page


Redesign Artifact (Book Cover) History of Graphic Design.2016

We asked to redesign LIFE OF PI book, by chosing different art movements. My inspiration for the cover based on Japanese Art Movement.


frame by lama sami Senior Project.2016

Frame is a company that aims to deliver positive messages through Arabic calligraphy to give the positive energy to the unconscious mind. Our vision is to change the understanding of art from being held in museums and galleries and take it home. Our message is to take art to your bedroom.

Senior Exhibtion in D3


best in show in philadelphia Silicon Gallery. 2016

“Best in show” award from the Instashow gallery in Philadelphia.


salam

My Own Work.2016 I Created a brand called ( SALAM ) to spread the Peace Between people and support Each other, with a slogan called ( Lets Draw the peace ) So we can keep our society and our world in Peace and Hope everyday.

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Bus Card Front

Bus Card Back


magazine page My Own Work.2016

I Created a Design Page for Magazine


magazine for support and decision center

police HQ.2016

I was responsible of designing all the 2016 magazine for support and decision center in dubai.


UNHEALTHY PRACTICE IN DRIVERS ACCOMMODATION IN DUBAI RTA.2016 Designing a poster for Dubai drivers accommodation with all the important rules.


‫ﺻﺤﻴﺔ‬ unhealthy practice in driver’s accommodation ‫ﺻﺤﻴﺔ‬ unhealthy practice in driver’s accommodation

‫ﺍﻟﻤﻤﺎﺭﺳﺎﺕ ﺍﻟﻐﻴﺮ‬ ‫ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﺴﻜﻦ‬

Smoking in

Spitting on

cooking

rooms and

floors and

and eating

corridors:

walls:

in rooms:

it is well known that smoking have bad effects on health especially on the respiratory system, and it is one of the major causes of lung cancers.

Spitting on floors and walls is one of the unhealthy practices that labors practice in accommodation, especially spitting pan. It is well known the adverse impact of this practice on health and self-terms as it leads to the spreading of diseases, especially respiratory diseases.

Cooking and eating in rooms are prohibited as it leads to poor ventilation due to emission of odors and water evaporation from cooking.

‫ﺍﻟﺘﺪﺧﻴﻦ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﻐﺮﻑ‬ :‫ﻭﺍﻟﻤﻤﺮﺍﺕ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ اﳌﻌﺮوف أن اﻟﺘﺪﺧني ﻟﻪ آﺛﺎر ﺳﻴﺌﺔ ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ وأﻧﻪ‬،‫اﻟﺼﺤﺔ وﺧﺼﻮﺻﺎ ﻋﲆ اﻟﺠﻬﺎز اﻟﺘﻨﻔﴘ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ اﻷﺳﺒﺎب اﻟﺮﺋﻴﺴﻴﺔ ﻟﴪﻃﺎن اﻟﺮﺋﺔ‬

Presence of pets in camp:

Presence of pets and birds is prohibited in the Accommodation to prevent the spread of diseases that transmit from animals to humans, as the effect of such diseases are well known such as birds flu.

‫ﻭﺟﻮﺩ ﺍﻟﺤﻴﻮﺍﻧﺎﺕ ﻓﻲ‬ :‫ﺍﻟﺴﻜﻦ‬ ‫ﻳﺤﻈﺮ وﺟﻮد اﻟﺤﻴﻮاﻧﺎت اﻷﻟﻴﻔﺔ واﻟﻄﻴﻮر ﰲ‬ ‫اﻟﺴﻜﻦ ﳌﻨﻊ اﻧﺘﺸﺎر اﻷﻣﺮاض اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﻨﺘﻘﻞ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ ﺣﻴﺚ أن ﺗﺄﺛري ﻫﺬه‬،‫اﻟﺤﻴﻮان إﱃ اﻹﻧﺴﺎن‬ ‫اﻷﻣﺮاض ﻣﻌﺮوﻓﺔ ﻣﺜﻞ اﻧﻔﻠﻮﻧﺰا اﻟﻄﻴﻮر‬

‫ﺍﻟﺒﺼﻖ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺍﻷﺭﺿﻴﺎﺕ‬ :‫ﻭﺍﻟﺠﺪﺭﺍﻥ‬ ‫ﻟﺒﺼﻖ ﻋﲆ اﻷرﺿﻴﺎت واﻟﺠﺪران ﻫﻲ واﺣﺪة ﻣﻦ‬ .‫اﳌامرﺳﺎت اﻟﻐري اﻟﺼﺤﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ متﺎرس ﰲ اﻟﺴﻜﻦ‬ ‫وﻣﻦ اﳌﻌﺮوف ﺟﻴﺪا اﻟﺘﺄﺛري اﻟﺴﻠﺒﻲ ﻟﻬﺬه اﳌامرﺳﺔ‬ ،‫ﻋﲆ اﻟﺼﺤﺔ ﻷﻧﻪ ﻳﺆدي إﱃ اﻧﺘﺸﺎر اﻷﻣﺮاض‬ ‫وأﻣﺮاض اﻟﺠﻬﺎز اﻟﺘﻨﻔﴘ ﺧﺎﺻﺔ‬

‫اﻟﻄﺒﺦ وﺗﻨﺎول اﻟﻄﻌﺎم ﰲ اﻟﻐﺮف ﻣﻤﻨﻮع ﻛام‬ ‫أﻧﻪ ﻳﺆدي إﱃ ﺳﻮء اﻟﺘﻬﻮﻳﺔ ﺑﺴﺒﺐ اﻟﺮواﺋﺢ‬ ‫وﺗﺒﺨﺮ اﳌﺎء ﻣﻦ اﻟﻄﺒﺦ‬

Negligence

personal hygiene:

and the safety system:

Drivers should maintain their personal hygiene and cleanliness of rooms, and the company should maintain general cleanliness in camps.

‫ﻧﻈﺎﻓﺔ ﺍﻟﻤﻄﺒﺦ ﻭ ﻧﻈﺎﻡ‬ :‫ﺍﻟﺴﻼﻣﺔ‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﺗﺒﻘﻰ اﳌﻄﺎﺑﺦ ﻧﻈﻴﻔﺔ ﺑﺸﻜﻞ داﺋﻢ‬ ‫وﻫﺬا ﻫﻮ أﻓﻀﻞ وﺳﻴﻠﺔ ﻟﻠﺤامﻳﺔ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺤﴩات‬

rooms and

floors and

corridors:

walls:

it is well known that smoking have bad effects on health especially on the respiratory system, and it is one of the major causes of lung cancers.

Spitting on floors and walls is one of the unhealthy practices that labors practice in accommodation, especially spitting pan. It is well known the adverse impact of this practice on health and self-terms as it leads to the spreading of diseases, especially respiratory diseases.

‫ﺍﻟﺘﺪﺧﻴﻦ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﻐﺮﻑ‬ :‫ﻭﺍﻟﻤﻤﺮﺍﺕ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ اﳌﻌﺮوف أن اﻟﺘﺪﺧني ﻟﻪ آﺛﺎر ﺳﻴﺌﺔ ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ وأﻧﻪ‬،‫اﻟﺼﺤﺔ وﺧﺼﻮﺻﺎ ﻋﲆ اﻟﺠﻬﺎز اﻟﺘﻨﻔﴘ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ اﻷﺳﺒﺎب اﻟﺮﺋﻴﺴﻴﺔ ﻟﴪﻃﺎن اﻟﺮﺋﺔ‬

ness and

of kitchen

Kitchens must be kept clean continuously and this is the best way to protect against insects.

Spitting on

‫ﺍﻟﻄﻬﻲ ﻭ ﺗﻨﺎﻭﻝ ﺍﻟﻄﻌﺎﻡ‬ :‫ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﻐﺮﻑ‬

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Smoking in

‫ﺍﻫﻤﺎﻝ ﺍﻟﻨﻈﺎﻓﺔ ﻭ ﺍﻟﻨﻈﺎﻓﺔ‬ :‫ﺍﻟﺸﺨﺼﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ ﻋﲆ اﳌﻮﻇﻒ اﻟﺤﻔﺎظ ﻋﲆ اﻟﻨﻈﺎﻓﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺸﺨﺼﻴﺔ وﻧﻈﺎﻓﺔ اﻟﻐﺮف ﻟﻠﺤﻔﺎظ ﻋﲆ اﻟﺼﺤﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ واﻟﺸﺨﺼﻴﺔ ﻟﻠﻤﻮﻇﻒ‬

Presence of pets in camp:

Presence of pets and birds is prohibited in the Accommodation to prevent the spread of diseases that transmit from animals to humans, as the effect of such diseases are well

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AQARAT COMPANY LOGO My Own Work.2016 I Created Logo for aqarat company


wedding logo for hamad&asma My Own Work.2016 I Created wedding Logo for hamad and asma by using arabic kufic font


instagram posts My Own Work.2016


dtxfmm collection My Own Work.2016 taking pictures and videos for the collaboration between FMM by FATMA ALMULLA and DT by DANA TUWAIRISH collection.


Life is nothing without a goal.


‫ال حياة بلا هدف‪.‬‬


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