About Hala Salem
Based in Paris,Hala Salem is an Illustrator, Art Director and Print Designer, best known for her colorful designs and endless color palette.
She works for clients around the world including Coach, Aquazzura, Pierre Frey, Reckitt Benckisser, Clarins, Lacoste, Luisa Via Roma to name a few.
Her images and articles have appeared in magazines such as the Coveteur, Elle Decor, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue, Style.com Arabia among others and is featured in the "The Big Book of Illustrations".
To create her colorful illustrations and pattern designs, she works in traditional and digital medium. Her style mixes several techniques, combining old-school processes such as painting and hand-drawing with modern digital tools.
Born in Beirut, raised in Paris, Hala graduated in Graphic Design and Advertising at Academie Charpentier.
After working as Art Director in advertising she moved to London for a few years and when she got back her creative and entrepreneurial spirit made her launch
" Graphik Candies " a decorative line of wall decals, that was, at the time one of the first in France. Rapidly her brand is sold in the Capital's triendiest spots : Le Bon Marché, Palais de Tokyo, and various Concept stores.
With her distinctive style and colorful art, Hala Salem was nominated among in Harper's Bazaar Arabia Best Dressed list.