The satisfaction one gets from pursuing their passion is indescribable. This is the case with Mohamad El Dreini, our latest MAD talent who is an artist and designer pursuing his dreams after having studied a different field all together. Mohamad tells us about his passion, his motives and his future plans.
When did you first realize you’re interested in design/art?
I first realized my passion in school, mainly during my senior year when i started drawing on the walls of the school and on my friends hands and jeans at that time.
What did you study and how did you choose to study it?
Entering university, I chose to study interior design, but in all honesty, I originally wanted to study fine arts. Due to the lack of orientation opportunities given to freshly graduated high school students, I didn’t go into fine arts. I believed at the time that choosing something like interior design would give me a strong base to build a good career and that I would go into fine arts afterwards.
Tell us about the most exciting project you’ve worked on?
Any and all art projects excite me. But one of the most exciting projects I have worked on was my first ever workshop (intro to sketching and concept building) in which I gave all those who are interested in sketching and creating concepts tips and steps to follow in order to improve. That experience gave me a satisfaction I could never have imagined and it helped that the reviews were all positive!
What do you wish to convey through your art/design?
Going into this major, I had one goal in mind: to learn everything that I can and to give back as much as I can through educating, helping others and offering fun experiences.
What are some of your future plans?
I really hope to be able to open up my own art space, The Mental Art House, giving people a setting to paint, to attend classes and to exhibit and see exhibitions. Something else I hope to achieve is to develop workshops mainly centered around sketching, building concepts, contrast drawing, texture drawing, modeling, coloring and other interactive concepts.