Aiham Kara Hawa

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RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Aiham is a graphic designer in Sarasota FL. He has previously interned in New York City as a branding designer and is now a senior. He combines creativity and strategy to create beautiful work that matters. With a diverse portfolio of work, Aiham aims to drive growth with a desire to make the world a happier place through design.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Damascus, Syria / Egypt, Turkey, and the Netherlands

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person. I just love the smell of coffee.

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Schitt’s Creek all day every day

FAVORITE BOOK?
The Ikea Catalogue

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Anything by Darren Aronofsky

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Immigration Equality

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Eating a whole pizza

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Mark Sloan, Mother Design

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Building brands as meaningful human experiences

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Teacher

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Being exposed by faculty members to different career possibilities in the design industry

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? – RuPaul

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