Yusef Alahmad Skateboard – Digital Print
Yusef Alahmad, graphic designer and artist based in San Francisco, California .
Completing his MFA degree in graphic design at the Academy of Art University.
He is currently working on his thesis:‘Elevating Graphic Design Standards in Saudi Arabia’ and is a full time freelancer,alternating between graphic design projects, editorial illustration art commissions, and exhibits.
Recently, he was a judge in the second annual Arabic Design competition in Saudi and was a guest speaker at Huna Art as well as TYPO SF.
Yusef’s work is colorful and usually consists of Arabic typography and patterns. He also enjoys printmaking and mixing different media as a result he creates unique art pieces .
Furthermore he describes his work as a combination of his past and present.
Inspired by traditional elements especially relevant to his childhood and Saudi background fused with influences from his present life in the US.
He has also participated in the following art-shows:
P21 Gallery x Kalimat Magazine (London), SoleSpace (Oakland, California),
Loud Art: Executing Culture Shock. (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia), (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and (Muscat, Oman).
Khaleeji Reinterpreted (Kuwait).
Local Not Local: Arabic & Iranian Typography show.
The Arab American Museum (Michigan).
The Levantine Center (Los Angeles) and finally Cal State Dominguez Hills (Los Angeles).