Nathalie Fallaha

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Personal information

Title: 
Design Principal

Contact information (private)

Mobile phone: 
961 3 763805

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
vit-e design studio
Postbox: 
2022 1607
Address: 
116, Myrtom house bldg.,Mexique str., Kantari
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 738621
Fax: 
961 1 738604
Work email address: 
nathalie@vit-e.com

Education

Master's degree, Communication Design, 1999, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, United Kingdom.
Bachelor degree, Graphic Design, 1997, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
French Baccalaureate (Math), 1993, College Notre Dame de Jamhour, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Bilingual Typography
Graphic design
Multilinguism
Languages: 
English
French
Arabic

Work history

Owner & Design Principal, 2000 - present, vit-e design studio.

Faculty member, 2000 - 2009, Graphic design department, Lebanese American University.

Graphic designer, 1997 - 1998, DMB & B.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the Advisory Board of Khatt Foundation, 2008.

Member of the Icograda Education Network (IEN).

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Fallaha, N. (2010, May). Work and interview. Novum, World of Graphic Design, 44-45.
  • Works (designs) published in:
      - chapter titled International Young Design Entrepreneur in Territory bookazine (10 commandments issue), edited by Melissa Lin, published by Bigbros Workshop, 2009.
      - chapter titled Urban Cool in Well-Seasoned: Best of Restaurant Graphics, edited by Estel Vilaseca, published by maomao publications, 2008.
      - chapter 45 in Anatomy of Design, authored by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic, published by Rockport, 2007.
Major achievements: 
  • Co-organizing the typo.graphic.beirut, a design and typography conference at the Lebanese American University (Beirut - Lebanon), April 2005.
Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 
  • Participating in the following exhibitions:
      - Croissant Zaatar, part of Kuala Lumpur Design Week National Gallery of Kuala Lumpur (27 March - 4 April, 2009)
      - Khatt: typographic matchbook, Art Lounge, Beirut Lebanon (December 2007)
      - Switch on Lebanese Design (Salon International du Meuble et du Design of Paris, January 2005).
      - Flower of the East, Dutch Poster Museum (April 2005)
      - typo.graphic.beirut 05 (Lebanese American University, April 2005)
      - Dialogue des Cultures, a collective show about the multiplicity of languages in Lebanon and their interrelation to national and confessional identity (Espace SD – Beirut, Lebanon, October 2001).
  • Giving the following lectures:
      - Lebanese Graphic design, seen through an educator’s point of view at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), April 2009.
      - FLUX: Design Education in a Changing World, at the Design Education Forum of South Africa (DEFSA) conference (Cape Town - South Africa), September 2007.
      - Presenting vit-e design studio work at GD10 at the American University of Beirut (Beirut - Lebanon), June 2006.
  • Presenting the following papers:
      - Lebanese Graphic Design, at the Plus International Design Festival in Birmingham (UK), November 2008.
      - Design education in a multilingual country, in Cape Town (South Africa), October 2007.
      - Croissant Zaatar: On Lebanese graphic design, a homogeneous hybrid, at the Imagine iT: The Celebration of the Cultural Differences, in Academia di Belle Arti - Bologna (Italy), March 2007.
      - Local flavour: Teaching graphic design in Lebanon, at the Design talks conference at the American University of Sharjah (Sharjah - UAE), April 2004 & at Tasmeem Doha- Virginia Commonwealth University (Doha - Qatar), February 2004.

Awards and Distinctions

Awarded by the British Council as the Lebanese Design Entrepreneur for 2008.