Michelle Nahmad

Designer & Illustrator

Michelle Nahmad is a designer & illustrator, originally from Miami, FL. She received her BFA in Communication Design and Art History at Washington University in St. Louis before starting in the MFA Visual Narrative program.

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    The Shochet

    A coming of age story, with blood and chickens. This mixed media animation is based on one of the many stories told by my grandmother about her childhood in Costa Rica, growing up in a small community of Jewish immigrants.

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    A curated collection of poems and writings by Wendell Berry. The images are a combination of self taken and treated photographs and hand cut paper. The book was handmade with a variety of materials, from translucent paper to laminate, and a Japanese side sewn binding.

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    Barriers Broken

    This book set is a combination of text adapted from a family book about the life of Vicky and Henry Nahmad and photographs from the many albums that had been at their home in Panama. These stories and photographs are fragments of a life journey in search of new opportunities and adventures that linger and are even reborn after their owners are gone. Japanese side-sewn book set, made in an edition of 4.

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    Trilingual: A Love Story

    A zine in response to the theme “the iconography of three” and a reflection on my experience with romance languages.

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