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Fashion Designer

O'Neil has an unwavering eye for daring fashion design. In Trinidad & Tobago, he was well known for his beautiful carnival pieces. Now in the Netherlands, O'Neil wants to start his own fashion business, and feels his unique design skill set could led itself well to theatrical and costume design.    

mais shourbaji



Born in Syria, Mais fell in love with photography at an early age and first began by documenting orphaned children in Syria in partnership with the UN. Now experienced in event photography as well, she is planning to get her freelance licence to continue her career here in the Netherlands.   

hadi mahmoudi filmmaker



After completing a Master’s in Civil Engineering, Iranian-born Hadi stumbled upon a unique passion for film after a Creative Media course here in The Netherlands. Now focusing on developing a freelance career, he is currently making monthly films for Hogeschool Van Amsterdam, while setting up his own company: Mediam Studio.


Creative Director 

Amin is a creative mastermind from Iran looking for a fresh start. With experience as an assistant supervisor in an architecture firm as well as content creation & social media management, his broad skill set has led him to a unique opportunity to branch out & explore new creative fields.

loujain ahmad


Abstract Painter

Born in Armenia, Goog is passionate about using different techniques to make his art more accessible to a broader audience. His work provides viewers a solid base to see things from a different angle and he hopes that these new perspectives will have a lasting impact the world.

gandy mansour


Fine Artist

Born in Syria, Amjad has been an artist for as long as he can remember. Until 2010, he enjoyed work as a Designer and Illustrator and founded an artists society in Damascus. Also experienced in teaching, Amjad is currently seeking a position as an art instructor. He is hoping to soon launch his portrait project that he began back in Damascus.


Digital Illustrator 

Mohamad studied Animation and Design in Syria, his home country. He has since developed a career as a Digital Illustrator and 3D Artist, specialising in Character Design. In the short time since his arrival in the Netherlands, he has started designing for a local fashion brand and collaborated with Milkshake Festival. He is now looking for an opportunity at a Design and Visual Effects studio.


Theatre + Interior Design 

Born in Syria and trained in Interior Design here in The Netherlands, Wael is now studying theatre design! He is currently specialising in costume and set design, and was one of the designers for Political Catwalk in 2019. He also finds the time to experiment with stop-motion film production. 


Fine Artist

Amer is multi-talented fine artist and painter. In Syria he worked as a painter and illustrator for many years, before spending 3 years in Moscow doing theatrical make up design in a selection of high-end theatres. He is currently looking for work in an art gallery or museum as well as printing some of his intricate works on fabric.

gandy mansour


2D + 3D Animator

Gandy is an Art Director and talented Animator from Syria. He has spent many years working with the biggest animation companies in the Middle East, as well as developing a freelance career and leading his own team. No stranger to restarting from scratch, Gandy is now re-creating his passionate career here in the Netherlands. 


Fine Artist

With a Bachelor's degree in Media Technology, Syrian-born Firas is also an experience Technician and Electrician. He combines these two passions in his metal and woodwork designs. He is looking for a position that will allow him place his unique skills within the media field.



Zainab was born in Syria and studied Psychological Counselling at the University of Damascus. Passionate about volunteer work with refugees and children with special needs, Zainab would love to continue that here in the Netherlands. She speaks four languages; Arabic, Dutch, English, and Sign Language! 



Born in Syria, Amir began acting in theatres from an early age, quickly accumulating experience across many genres. Now in Rotterdam, he is widely involved in the theatre scene there. Currently he is looking for a career in the social sector, as he continues to act on the side. 



Simon has just started nursing school, however, he is passionate about image and video editing. Born in Eritrea, he is looking to connect with industry professionals here in The Netherlands in order to build his technical knowledge.  

loujain ahmad


Human Rights Law

Loujain is from Syria. She is passionate about human rights and standing up for marginalised communities. She hopes to start a Law degree at Leiden Hogeschool by the end of 2019. In the meantime, she is always looking for opportunities to help everybody understand their rights.

yousef al-kabra


Theatre Director + Actor

Yousef is Palestinian and has a huge amount of experience as a director, actor, producer and dramaturg that he developed during his time spent in Lebanon. He is also experienced in festival planning. Yousef is now looking to collaborate with artistic and cultural productions here in the Netherlands.

farah shretah


Actress + Filmmaker 

Farah has an impressive acting portfolio in both Syria and The Netherlands. In 2019, she played a leading role at De Parade, as part of the piece 'Trojaanse Wijven'.  She was also accepted  to study at AKV St. Joost for Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice.


Glass + Stone Engraving

Born in Yemen, Ali has discovered many different talents throughout his life. Now in The Netherlands, he dreams of launching his own business in engraving glass and stone designs. He is well known for his adaptability and strong business mind-set. 


Marine Technology

Okbit is from Eritrea. He is passionate about Marine Technology, but participated in our programme to expand upon his interests in Graphic Design and Photography. He is now ideally looking for a career as a Technician here in The Netherlands. 

yousef al-kabra


Journalism + Literature

Writing has always been an important act of healing and satisfaction for Bahraini-born Ranwa. She has built up an impressive reputation in journalism, script writing, literary writing, and new media content creation. She is also a talented visual artist and has experience in cultural management and graphic design!


Floral Designer

From Azerbaijan, Joey has an impassioned and well-trained eye for floral design. His biggest accomplishment to date is designing a floral piano for Lady Gaga! Now in The Netherlands, Joey was a designer for the 2019 Political Catwalk, and is always looking for new opportunities and companies to work with.

ahmad balaawi


Graphic Designer

A senior graphic designer from Jordan, Ahmad has been involved in a number of high-profile projects where has has obtained extensive knowledge of emerging technologies in new media. At the moment Ahmad is looking to develop his career in the direction of becoming an Art Director in the Dutch creative industry.

ariya razmjou


Graphic Designer

Ariya is a talented visual artist from Iran. His background in graphic design and his time spent as a make-up artist have given him the ability to see the potential for beauty in everything and anything. At the moment he is working on expanding his creative portfolio to include fashion, interior design, and beauty here in the Netherlands.

nagham abbu assaf


Graphic + Print Artist

Nagham is an ambitious and passionate artist from Syria. With a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Damascus University, she specialized in Graphics and Printmaking and has an additional two years experience in teaching art. Now based in Amsterdam, Nagham has already participated in three exhibitions since she arrived. 

matvey potapov


Video Storyteller 

Matvey is a video artist from Russia and has an extensive experience in creative-thinking and hands-on production. He has obtained a deep knowledge of videography and photography techniques while working internationally. Currently, Matvey is seeking a professional opportunity in branding and marketing. In the meantime, he has been busy producing campaign videos for Makers Unite and our collaboration with Ben & Jerry's.


Fine Art

Shaza is a talented painter from Syria. She has already participated in a number of collectives and exhibitions in the Netherlands, including being an active member of Fingers Group, a Syrian-Dutch diverse art collective based in Utrecht. 

khattar shaheen


Fine Art + Illustration

Khattar is a talented illustrator from Syria. During his studies in Academic Techniques of Drawing and Painting, he specialized in black and white illustrations. Since graduating, he has  worked on creating figures and illustrations for many published children’s books in Syria. Now living in the Netherlands, Khattar is ready for his next challenge: studying 2D Animation at AKV St. Joost in Den Bosch.

marwan youssef



Marwan is a freelance photographer from Syria based in Amsterdam. He discovered his passion for photography by documenting the every-day lived experiences of the Syrian War. Since arriving here, he has photographed numerous events and has been looking for ways to incorporate his unique eye for photography.He would love to work with and photograph artists, and dreams to have an exhibition one day soon.  

richard mohammed


Graphic Designer

Richard is a Graphic Designer from Trinidad & Tobago with a unique ability to express his thoughts and desires in constructive and creative ways. Recently moved from the Caribbean to the Netherlands, he is now looking to grow and further develop his knowledge in landscape and architectural design. 

mahmoud alnahas


Art Psychology + Coaching

Born in Syria, Mahmoud recently completed a Master's in Artist Education at Artez, where he focused on empowering children to become artists. His previous experience as an art trainer for Syrian children who lost their homes because of the war has given him truly unique abilities in linguistics, communication and compassion.