Hi! My name is Maya Khalil and I am an Egyptian Designer. I am composed of diverse passions, interests, skill set(s) and ambitions. I pursued design because I failed my sciences; I Initially wanted to be a doctor. I genuinely love helping people and my dream was to become a psychiatrist. The three sciences and I didn't vibe however and for the sake of everybody's safety, I decided to sacrifice my dream to pursue design instead. I figured, if I want to help people, I could solve many problems and issues with my art skills and come up with innovations that could make this world more accessible to anyone and everyone!
A.K.A my unofficial CV
American University of Kuwait
School of Visual Arts
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.
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.