At Buro247 Middle East, we are committed to showcasing and celebrating the extraordinary talent in the Arab world. With our column, #BuroSpotlights, we bring you stories of pioneering artists, innovative designers, tech trailblazers, cinematic visionaries, sports stars, and more.
This week, #BuroSpotlights Jordanian illustrator Aya Mobaydeen. You may not have heard her name, but we are confident that you have seen her work. The Amman-based artist boasts a robust portfolio, including the likes of Apple, Gucci, Bareminerals, L’occitance, Unicef, Qatar Foundation, and more.
Mobaydeen’s work can be defined by her distinct, vibrant aesthetic and her penchant for seamlessly weaving social issues into her work. Mobaydeen’s illustrations are not merely art but thought-provoking conversation starters. The Jordanian artist is passionate about subjects like women’s empowerment, mental health, and self-care. She also used her voice, talent, and social platform to spread awareness and raise funds for the victims in Gaza.
Mobaydeen draws inspiration from her Arab heritage and the beauty of nature. Soothing floral elements make an integral part of her art, making them a hallmark of her work.