Nisreen & Nermeen Abudail
|Company:||Naqsh Design House|
Nisreen is an architect inspired by the minimalist styles of contemporary life. She began her career in her home country of Jordan. Being an architect gave her the opportunity to both observe and practice larger principles of art and design, and this led organically to the pursuit of design work outside architecture. Nisreen began to create jewelry, home accessories, furniture, even handmade cards, and to exhibit her work in local arts venues. Following her move to the United States in 2004, she continued to develop her career as both architect and artist, studying screen-printing at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, D.C., and exhibiting work in a number of local and national art shows. In 2007, she participated in Artscape, the largest free public arts festival in the United States, and in 2009, Nisreen was invited by the Embassy of Jordan in Washington D.C. to participate in Arabesque: Arts of the Arab world, an international festival of Arab culture organized and hosted by the city's prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
After earning a BA in Graphics, Nermeen began her career in Jordan working as a graphic designer with prominent local and international agencies. But her talent and passion for creative expression soon saw her founding and designing for Naqsh, a brand where local culture meets international appeal. Nermeen collaborated with her sister, artist and architect Nisreen, in the design of Naqsh's 2010 fall fashion collection. She has participated in some of the most prestigious art fares in Dubai, including Covent Garden Market and the Women's Exhibition, where her handmade, functional art pieces have always attracted great attention. Now living with her family in Dubai, she concentrates her creative work primarily within the branding industry.