Hi! I'm Maya, an Egyptian multidisciplinary designer who thrives on the intersection of motion, 3D, and mixed media. With a passion for creative problem-solving, I harness the power of these mediums to craft captivating and innovative solutions. Through the dynamic world of motion design, I bring ideas to life, infusing them with movement and visual storytelling that captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact. My expertise in 3D design allows me to explore the realms of depth and dimension, creating immersive experiences that push boundaries and challenge conventional norms. Guided by the morals instilled in me by videogames, I strive to craft interactive narratives that provoke empathy, foster resilience, and celebrate the importance of unity.
A.K.A my unofficial CV
The Charles Group
Design Intern (2021-2021)
Jr. Designer (2021-2022)
Forty Flying Fish
School of Visual Arts
American University of Kuwait
Guitars N' Designs
After deciding to find a full-time role, I really wanted to see what the industry was like first, before settling down in one position. So, I sent out an email to many agencies including The Charles asking if I could either volunteer or shadow them as I was really eager to learn how agencies work. Fortunately, I landed an interview with The Charles and soon after, I started interning for them! This is still one of the coolest oppurtunities I got because I felt like I could finally put my motion skills to use in a professional setting.
After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, I decided to freelance for a while. The reason behind that was because I wanted to really give myself some time to focus on my passions and teach myself a few programs I had my eyes on while I was in my senior year of school. So, I utilized three months and dedicated them to learning how to use Cinema 4D and build up my 3D skills as well as my motion skills. Fortunately, I found out that I really enjoy everything 3D! After getting more familiar with the programs I learned, I felt like I finally had a proper direction to look for a full-time role.
During my sophomore year of college, I got accepted into the School of Visual Arts (WooHoo!) Thanks to SVA, I was able to learn how to 3D design, animate on multiple softwares, the history of typography (I even customized my own!), Expanding my skillset / knowledge on Adobe Suite and digital photography from my very talented peers and my inspiring instructors. I figured out what I liked doing and what I didn't like doing and I wouldn't have known that unless I tried them; That's something I couldn't do pre-SVA.
After graduating high school, I briefly went to the American University of Kuwait to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design. My knowledge was very limited and I had little to no access to any other electives I was interested in taking. Halfway through the program, I decided to transfer to another school outside of the Middle East to further my education and try new things (in and outside of design) to remove my limitations.
2015 was my senior year of high school and while everyone else had the next steps figured out, I was still deciding what path I wanted to take in college. I knew that I really enjoyed art. So, my siblings and I founded and ran an online store that sold custom designed guitars. My responsibilities as a co-founder and the designated designer varied from creating guitar accessories / memorabilia and fulfilling our customer's requests by drawing on their guitars with a sharpie.