Malak Almalki

STW21-MALAK-ALMALKI

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Malak Almalki is a multidisciplinary designer and artist based in Saudi Arabia. She has recently earned her MFA in Graphic Design. Her work is driven by researching the historical, linguistic, and cultural content that relates to her region. She likes to explore and experiment with different tools and materials in her work. With her background in Media/Journalism and Graphic Design she started a publishing house called Naqsh Hajar (@naqshhajar) to convey her cultural narrative to the world.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

On campus!

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

I am defiantly a morning person

FAVORITE MOVIE?

I Lost My Body

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

The Crown

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

I mostly use Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?

A local podcasts called Thmanyah and Kerning cultures

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Hard to choose one! but, I will say Gustav Bauernfeind

FAVORITE BOOK?

Last book I read “The Art of Creative Thinking.”

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Albir Society

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

I usually spend my time painting or writing

HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?

With everything happening around us, I feel that the designer has become more involved in many fields. We are obligated to facilitate information and raise awareness above just creating cool stuff.

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