SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (SCAD)
Joumana is a Lebanese design educator based in Dubai, U.A.E. who is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in graphic design and visual experience from SCAD. She graduated with an M.A. from the London College of Communications (LCC) after obtaining her B.A. in graphic design and a minor in fine arts from the Lebanese American University (LAU). She has taught at LAU in the past few years with students at every level, from Foundation courses to M.A.. Before teaching, Joumana was a senior art director with Leo Burnett in Beirut, where she won several regional and international awards. As part of her academic work, Joumana has conducted workshops in Lebanon and abroad on data visualization, graphic design, and advertising for participants from different professional backgrounds. Her focus in her MFA is on deepening her research and writing skills and taking the opportunity to relish in each stage of the design process.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
There isn’t a quick and short answer to this question. The nature of the project, my environment, the people around me, and the context all inspire me (or the opposite). I would sometimes find inspiration in past moments that seemed mundane but suddenly take on a whole new meaning and dimension.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
When I signed up for this degree, my goal was to strengthen my research and writing skills. As an educator, I would like to deepen my knowledge in topics related to the graphic design field, such as humanities and social sciences, and to work on expressing my findings in various written and visual forms.