Tell us about yourself and what you do?
My name is Chaima Ghannam, I am 23 years old, born and living in Marrakesh (Morocco), and my nick-name is Misha. Misha means an inspiring character who possesses faultless beauty, and it includes the initial letters of my first name. My Instagram is @misha.illustrationI am an Illustrator and a graphic designer, and I got my master degree in graphic design in 2017.
Since January 2017, I started working as an illustrator/graphic designer at a digital agency based in my hometown with an amazing team. With this team, I started learning how to work in shared space, brainstorm to make great ideas up to life, and of course, it motivates me to go further in my career.
I am a half schooled and a partly self-taught artist.I won the 2nd price in the plastic arts competition of Brandyourmorocco, and I participated in many local art exhibitions.
I like to draw from I was a kid, and I used to stay at home making sketches while my friends used to play outside. Later on, I didn’t know what I really want to do until I applied for the university, at that time my middle school teachers started pushing me to think about an art career.
I like to spend my time doing my personal work, developing my drawing skills, and doodling. It is somehow like a therapy and meditation that I need in my daily life.
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
I’m inspired by everything. Yes, everything inspires me. I’m regularly discovering stuff which I love by staring at every detail in nature and/or folks. I can sit watching this wonderful world for hours!
I like drawing the female body shapes because I feel the paintbrush lends by itself to the female silhouette and the alluring curves. As a Moroccan feminist; I like girly colors which make my characters look more feminine.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
Believing in myself is my biggest achievement because I consider each step in my life is an effort I did which leads to my personal success.
In some cases, we are not able to reach our dreams but the real joy is seeking these dreams…
Do you have any tips for our readers that are trying to break in the industry?
Practice and have creative friends.The more you practice, the more you improve your drawing skills and it develops your sense of observation. On the other hand, surround yourself with worthy and creative people that have a really powerful mind.