Meet CP Magazine’s new Design and Interiors Editor – with a love of universal pink!
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Fatma AlSairafi. I’m an interior designer and graphic designer here in Kuwait.
How and why did you get into the design Industry? Where did you study, etc?
I chose art and design because working in these fields seemed like a wonderfully idyllic and relaxed career choice, where you have pure freedom to let your creative juices flow. However, it may shock you to know that these career paths are actually a lot of hard work. I have a Baccalaureate degree in design and TV stage design. I learn a new design every day.
How has your career unfolded?
I found graphic design to be perfect way to combine art, usefulness and literacy.
What have been some of your favourite projects?
Familiar logos and remixed art with painting and graphic design. Restaurants and saloon spas are my favourite projects.
What have been some of your most challenging projects?
The most challenging project was when I took on three project designs in the same short period of time.
What and/or who are some of your design inspirations?
For me I can find design inspiration in many places, people and things.
Home, family, travel is where I can find myself as cool as I can be.
Do you have a signature touch with your designs?
Yes, universal pink!
Now, coming to your graphic designs. When and how did this happen?
I have loved design and art since childhood so it grew from there.
Can you tell us a little bit about your own design process?
I am often asked to design something for my clients that can’t be found in the market so I begin from scratch.
Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about?
I am working on the interior design for a juice bar which will open soon.
What colours, textures and furniture pieces do you love the most?
I like black, gold and pink and I love to cement textures with a modern touch. I love modern furniture with a little classic touch.
Describe yourself in three words.
Local, motivated, ambitious
What are some of your other hobbies?
Reading, travelling, relaxing.
What was the worst professional experience you’ve ever had?
It’s when I wait for my design to be completed.
What are some of your personal and/or professional goals for the future?
My main goal is to be happy and so I look at this goal and think of what makes me happy and the things I value – health, family, friendship and money.
What’s the best piece of advice you have heard and repeat to others?
People will come and go. It’s a part of life, not your entire life.
How do you feel joining CP magazine as their design and interiors editor?
It’s an honor to join CP magazine and I will give my best effort to grow this magazine.
Location: AM Design @amdesignkuwait