Meet Alaa Balkhy
Alaa is a New York-based designer. Born in Jeddah and raised in Montreal, her passion for art developed with her changing surroundings. She eventually returned to her roots in Jeddah, where she earned her bachelor degree in Graphic Design at Dar Al-Hekma University. Alaa’s designs and illustrations evolved tremendously over the next few years, and immediately upon on 2011 graduation, she launched her first full collection for Fyunka. In 2012, she moved to New York to attend graduate school at Pratt Institute, where she earned an M.P.S. in Design Management. She is now working on Minaa Zine, a cultural publication launching in 2017, which she co-founded with Nadia Azmy.