We have so many amazing instructors at KEMET ART & DESIGN, who all have one thing in common – they are passionate about sharing their experience, knowledge, and love of the different art & design disciplines by teaching.
We are all gathered with the goal of providing future artists & designers with the creative innovation & practical skills needed to foster career self-management and professional growth.
Walid Khairy is an established Fashion Designer with years of success in the industry. He graduated from Cairo’s Institut Technique De La Mode, affiliated with Ecole De La Chambre Syndicale De La Couture Parisienne, and was immediately accepted to work at Marie Louis. His portfolio also includes designs for global and local brands such as “Augusta Vaber” and “Mardini Group”. Khairy’s smart-casual street wear collections are playful and strong, with vibrant confidence and energetic colors that have a definite staying power for years to come. He continues to experiment with his creative streak and tutors emerging designers, to transfer his knowledge and expertise.
A passionate graphic designer, has been working in the market since 2006, joined giant firms in branding and advertising through which a lot of best practice in designing styles and branding techniques were implemented in the Egyptian market. Along she developed her academic career: finished masters of applied arts and Instructor at the Arts Department in the American University In Cairo.
Ever since she was a child practicing art, Nahla Gamil fell in love with it, she participated in many art activities and competitions. Art was just a dream until it became true by studying in the Applied Arts department of Advertising to later on get her master’s degree. Also she has an experience in animation in many companies and satellite channel extended through 12 years. In addition to her experience in the academic university teaching.
Amira Essa graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a bachelor’s in marketing and international business. A few years later, she travelled to Italy to pursue her passion for shoes, where she studied shoe design and making at the Academia Riaci in Florence. Since her return, Amira has earned a position as Egypt’s first in-store style advisor for a Spanish-based international brand. She hopes to pass on her love for shoes to eager learners and aspiring designers in the region.
Amar Abdelhalim is an Architect and Craft Worker. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Engineering and earned an MA in Textile Design from the University of Arts London. She is currently running a traditional textile workshop in Egypt that produces block printed fabrics. Abdelhalim’s international exposure and work experience have heightened her appreciation of unrestricted self-expression, which she aspires to convey through her work.
Yamen is a musician, educator, art director and master of fine arts. He graduated at the top of his class from Printed Design at Helwan University, and received his Master’s in Illustration from the Savannah College in the US. He has designed for global firms such as JWT and Leo Burnett, and has drawn everything from children's books and wedding posters to medical info-graphics and graffiti art. Yamen’s work has been displayed at local and international exhibitions, including ones in Cairo, Romania, and Georgia. Striving to find quality and value in all his endeavors, he instructs with zeal and passion
Farah Abdelhamid is a practicing jewelry artist, and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design from the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program. She has participated in several group exhibitions in the USA, the Netherlands and Egypt. With over 5 years of teaching experience, including the Design Studio by Azza Fahmy, Farah is a maker by heart. Her work examines notions of functionality and wearability driven by jewelry concepts and processes in relation to the body.
Sherine Osman is a global artist who spent her childhood in Germany, France, Vietnam and Rwanda. While abroad, she participated in many art exhibitions and continued to do so when she relocated to Cairo. There, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from the American University in Cairo. Right before graduation, her mentor and thesis supervisor, Dr. Nagla Samir told her: “If you were born and left without any education, you would have become an artist.” With such an exceptional talent, Sherine went on to tutor students from Lycée Français du Caire and is currently a teacher at Malvern College Egypt. Her passion for art and how it can heal people, combined with her unique international exposure, continue to be at the heart of her work.
Sara Maher, Interior Architect / and Designer, pursued her passion studying architectural engineering in the American University in Cairo (AUC). She went on to obtain her Interior Design Master’s degree from the Florence Institute of Design International in Florence, Italy. Taught under several of Italy’s finest interior and furniture designers, she has gained a well-rounded grasp of what international design entails.
Sara has since worked as an interior architect in some of Egypt’s leading design offices such as Eklego and most recently ALCHEMY design studio. Her projects range from residential to commercial design projects, both locally and in the Gulf region.
Expanding her design skills, she obtained her Furniture Design Diploma from Kemet Art and Design to further pursue a career in furniture and product design.
Sara offers her students guidance to achieving a well-balanced design that curates to today’s market needs.
Hisham El Essawy
Hisham holds a B.Sc. in Interior Architecture from Faculty of Fine Arts in Zamalek, Creative Problem Solving Diploma –University of Minnesota, and Diplomas in Design intelligence & Business – Moebel Akademie – Berlin, and MSc candidate in sustainable development in AUC. Worked as Interior & Industrial Design lecturer in Möbel Akademie - Berlin, MSA university in Egypt (Career Gates). & Entrepreneurship certified instructor in British Council; Serving the community by ushering and mentoring the new generation of designers and entrepreneurs to create their destination, find alternative routes and develop themselves further. Supporting and nurturing their creativity is vital to matchup worldwide standards of design business.
Tarek Abdelkawi is a multi-disciplinary Artist, with exceptional talent as an illustrator and designer, alongside his passion for music.
Tarek is an Architect by training, currently teaching Illustration at the American University in Cairo. He is considered one of the few artist in Egypt who brilliantly combines traditional drawing methods with up-to-date graphic software.
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Nesrine Hegazi is an acclaimed jewelry maker and designer with ten years of experience in the creative industry. She founded Sterling Silver Egypt to revive the creation of handmade jewelry, which is often lost to mass production. She produces “iconic symbols” that reflect character and personal interests, and are inspired from Egypt’s rich cultural heritage and nature. With multiple specializations in jewelry design, metal smithing, wax carving and stone setting, Hegazi has exhibited her work in local and international bazaars and galleries. She enjoys teaching young talents how to create unique and inspiring designs, to become master jewelers and model makers.
Badr is both an Architect and Sound Artist. He obtained his Bachelors in Architectural Engineering and went on to teach 1st year Architecture students in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. He has produced a series of sound designed scenes and participated in several theatre performances in various Egyptian governorates. The versatile nature and the quality of his work continuously inspire creativity and innovation in his students.
Fouad El Sherbini is a film director with national and international productions. He received his Bachelor’s degree in mass communication, with a specialization in broadcasting, from MSA University and Middlesex University London. He has since worked as a director, producer and instructor in a large number of movies, promos, reports, trailers, TV programs and commercial ads. His honorary work has won him several awards, including 5 Cam International Film Festival awards and 1 from the Forum of Movies in Egyptian Film Center. With over ten years of experience in the industry, Fouad continues to teach film-making and cinematography, alongside his career as a director and producer.