SOAAD ALABIDIEN (VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN)

SOAAD ALABIDIEN (VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN)

My experience at raffles was a one of a kind, ranging from meeting interesting and talented teachers to the flexible environment we had. I started my journey at Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh knowing that I will be experiencing something new and professional. One of my favorite semesters was the first semester where I got to discover my style and learn how to use my drawing skills as well as getting introduced to the Adobe software. We got a lot of support and knowledge in very short time. We developed various skills and we were able to recognize what is visually more suitable for our designs at a very early stage thanks to the critique sessions we used to attend with our class at the end of every project. We managed to speak up and to accept criticism to build a stronger design and personality. At Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh different filed trips were arranged and talks by very important and inspirational people helped us gain new information, knowledge and gave us opportunity and exposure to various areas.

AALIYAH ALBUSIRI (VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN)

AALIYAH ALBUSIRI (VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN)

When I first started my foundation term at Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh, in September 2015, I was motivated and from the very beginning I knew that this is what I wanted to be a designer. Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh, taught me how to become confident as a designer. Coming from a visual arts background I’ve always known that I wanted to pursue a degree in design. Raffles helped give me the building blocks of how to become a successful and strong designer. Before Raffles all what I wanted to do was paint all day. My experience with Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh, overall was s great one, I was not only gaining knowledge, I also gained time management skills, cooperative work ethic skills, perseverance, and ability to be patient and push through stress. Along with the environment they provided, filled with passionate and loving people that push you to the limits and are always there to support you.

EMAN ALSARI (VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN)

EMAN ALSARI (VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN)

When I was in high school, I was looking for a place that will allow me to achieve my goals academically, and after some research I heard about Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh. My experience at Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh, was an experience full of knowledge and passion. At Raffles we learned the correct way to tackle our problems and solve them efficiently, leading us to developing an effective creative process. My journey at Raffles was an unforgettable one. Even though we were put under pressure, the outcome of this hard work was extremely rewarding and satisfying, as we are improving with every single assignment we receive. I gained so many opportunities over the past 2.5 years, by meeting amazing people, and having excellent exposure for my work, along with the workshops and speakers they invite in order to inspire and motivate us. Overall, the community of Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh, was a loving and caring one, filled with inspiring people that build you up and push you to the limits.

LAMA ALHENAKY (FASHION DESIGN)

LAMA ALHENAKY (FASHION DESIGN)

Ever since I was a little girl Iʼve had a passion for fashion and an early love for making mood-boards. I used to steal my sisterʼs magazines to make them based on texture, color and theme. From that I moved forward to revamping my dolls clothing and haircuts to doing the same for myself. I found out about Raffles through my sister via Twitter. I wanted to pursue fashion design as a professional career. There are two designers that inspired me the most because of the impact they had on fashion to the point that they helped to bring out new fashion movements. The first one is Martin Margiela with his innovative take on fashion by introducing the deconstructive structure of his designs. The second is Alexander McQueen by bringing darkness to high fashion. Fashion is challenging but worth it. Be focused, and put time and energy into what you do.

MUNTAHA ALQAHTANI (VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN)

MUNTAHA ALQAHTANI (VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN)

I always knew that I had a passion for art and production, and wanted to follow this goal for a long time. After searching for a place that will support my passion, I have found Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh. September 2015 I started my foundation semester at Raffles Design Institute, Riyadh, at the beginning it was filled with motivation, for the staff and instructors were excited to teach us and help us grow and find the paths we love. The assignments we received were challenging and stressful, but after the great support from our teachers and the environment full of creativity, we always manage to pull through and deliver great projects that reflect our individual styles. These assignments also taught me self-development and team work skills. The community at Raffles is full of positive energy, and supportive people that push you towards become a successful designer, by building your own style and creative approach.

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