Coming from generations of immigrants from Syria, Panama, Poland, Russia, and Costa Rica, I'm invested in examining culture and exploring history in my design, illustration, and narrative work. I combine elements of the handmade or analog with the digital, bringing old world and new world subjects and tools together.

Originally from Miami, Florida, I received my BFA in Communication Design and Art History at Washington University in St. Louis and my MFA in Visual Narrative at School of Visual Arts. 
I’ve been an Art Director and Designer at mindbodygreen, NotCo, theSkimm, and GLOW and am currently available for freelance projects. Other pursuits OOO include testing new recipes (and reinventing their leftovers), forest bathing, and sending handmade snail mail (often learning about the postal systems of different countries in the process).

If you’d like to start a mail exchange or contact me for collaboration, please email me at michellenahmad@gmail.com.