My name is Dalia El Ali, and I'm a graphic designer and journalist. I hold a B.A. in Communication Arts, Journalism and a minor in Visual Arts. I chose to combine two fields together because of the power they have to influence people.
As a designer, I lean more towards Communication Design because it answers the five W's and one H of Journalism; who, what, when, where, why and how, and turns it into an visually aesthetic design. Both of these mediums play a role in shaping the users' perception of the message and have ability to influence people in a positive way rather than making them merely passive viewers. I am also interested in illustrations and poster design, especially if it’s a poster for a cause.
Aside from that, I am also a member of the Dihzahyners team, the people behind the NGO known as Paint Up. The Dihzahyners are a team of passionate Artists and Graphic designers who come together every now and then to paint stairs across Beirut in hopes of rebuilding Beirut in our own way, with the use of colours. The painted stairs were recently featured in Vogue and ranked as one of the top 9 best staircases from around the world. You can view the Vogue article here and read a press released from the Daily Star here. My aim is to help people become more aware of what's around them and not be afraid to make changes.