When we came about Moodhi Al-Ghanim’s corporate website, StudioAIO.com, we were so intrigued to find out more about the person who’s been delivering some of the coolest designs we’ve seen yet. From photography, graphic design, branding projects to web design and more, the story of Moodhi is one of a definite progression in the realm of art.
Although a holder of a degree in finance from Kuwait University, Al-Ghanim might have initially wished to pursue her art abroad, yet found great relief that her degree helped her start her own business. Entering the world of graphic design was a natural step for Al-Ghanim, she adds, “It was a gradual transition from my love of art. Graphic design is an art form, but instead of a blank canvas you have countless mediums to explore, from packaging to web design and all things in between.”
This transition led Al-Ghanim to establish Studio AIO (All in One) in March of 2012 after being flooded with work requests from friends and family, she comments. “I wanted nothing more than to do this for a living and to create a design hub for like minded artists. I hope to expand the company and create a haven for artists in Kuwait, which, I believe, are under appreciated at times.”
Upon observing her art, one never fails to notice that calligraphy is a prominent theme in her captivating designs; Al-Ghanim believes that Arabic calligraphy is an art form in of itself, that’s also a constant visible aspect in her work, and a source of inspiration that comes from within our culture. Besides creating art, Al-Ghanim loves playing video games. She states, “I’m a die hard fan of all things, Xbox 360, PC MMO games like Guild Wars 2 can officially take over my life. I’m also a technology addict, my workspace looks like something out of The Matrix.”
Teaching us that art doesn’t have to be just a hobby, Al-Ghanim is excited about her field, welcoming a new challenge with every new client. Besides, this artistic maven loves meeting new people, and helping them create an image for their exciting business ventures. She concludes, “I didn’t get the opportunity to study art and that put me off for a while but I decided that I wouldn’t let it define me; I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions I ever made.”
How would your mother describe you in one word?
How would you describe your mother in one word?
What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked?
“You want buy cat?” I was asked this question in a really thick Arabic accent at the Friday market, because the guy thought I was a foreigner.
What is the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
Dog sledding in Alaska.
What word in the English or Arabic language do you wish you had invented?
Thabab (fog in Arabic) it always sounds like “The Bob” to me.
Where would you like to live? What is your dream retirement location?
I’d always want to live in Kuwait, there’s no better place than where I am.
What is the first famous quote that comes to your mind?
“In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!” – Dr.Seuss
What animal best describes the kind of partner you’d be interested in?
What do you miss about your childhood?
Being carefree and blissfully ignorant.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I wouldn’t change it, it’s who I am.
How would you describe your handshake in one word?
What is the toughest part of your character?
I’m a perfectionist so I always push myself to be better especially in my work.
Who is your favorite historical figure?
Walt Disney, he’s historical to me.
What in the world do you least desire?
To cause pain to others.
What do you think is lacking in the world, which if there was more of, would make the world a better place?
Tolerance of other peoples’ differences.
Why do you think most girls/guys like you?
Because I’m very laid back and I love to laugh.
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…”