SYNTAX/Interface2013 Talks: Visualizing Palestine is fighting injustice with beautiful data

As part of SYNTAX/Interface,  Ramzi Jaber and Joumana al Jabri present Visualizing Palestine. An independent collective, Visualizing Palestine work at the intersection of communication, social sciences, technology, design, and urban studies for social justice. The team will talk about how they shifted careers from designers and engineers to social practitioners, pooling together their personal expertise […]

SYNTAX/Interface2013 Talks: Wajha’s shopfronts bring good design to the masses

As part of SYNTAX/Interface,  Hussein Alazaat and Ali Almasri present Wajha. Wajha is an independent initiative that uses design and branding knowledge gained from the business world for a better-designed social space. Interventions are created on the city’s façade; on shop-fronts to be exact. Experimenting in typography, illustration and graphic design, the Wajha duo will share their […]

15 Years of SYNTAXing

  Fifteen years ago SYNTAX was born. We were three partners and a couple of team members. We borrowed an empty doctor’s clinic for office space, put some Macs and PCs on cheap wooden boards supported by simple triangular legs, got a telephone line, and called ourselves a company. Today, we still use those cheap […]

Wamda: the art of the possible

The Celebration of Entrepreneurship as seen from the Wamda Live Stage Geographically, it was one of the smaller parts of Abraaj Capital’s Celebration of Entrepreneurship, the two-day event designed to consolidate, connect and motivate the region’s entrepreneurial community. But although it only occupied a small triangular stage at the rear entrance to Dubai’s Madina Jumeirah […]

Wamda: connecting entrepreneurs, pushing our limits

Today, SYNTAX got the green light to announce the release of the public beta of Wamda, the entrepreneurial mega hub that has kept us buy for the last 7 months. This project not only has the potential to transform the entrepreneurial scene of the region, but it has already transformed SYNTAX. I have just posted […]

Advice for brand new designers, from an ex-SYNTAXer

Ex-SYNTAXer and pioneering blogger Roba Assi shares here experience on being initiated in the tricky world of design. Want a real-world, passionate and engaged advice on how to start your design career? Roba gives it away.. Our first few months (or years) on the job are always a little shocking. We discover how the client […]