Profile: Samia Yousif

Home > Designer Profiles > Samia Yousif
This is the public profile of Samia Yousif, Additional information and high-resolution images are available for accredited press members, to access additional information about Samia Yousif please login as a press member.
Samia Yousif of Samia Yousif View Larger Image and Additional Photos of Samia Yousif
About Samia Yousif : Samia Yousif, designer of the modern collection Samia Yousif, was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland and began her journey studying business. Holding a Master’s degree in International Business from an International Business School in London, a Bachelor’s degree in Business with emphasis in Business Management from Webster University in Geneva, and an International Baccalaureate from the International School of Geneva, it's no wonder that Samia decided to go into business for herself. But why fashion? “As a child my mother used to always make dresses for me and I was always around her when she was doing her process,” Samia recounts. “She would take my measurements, I would help cut the patterns and sometimes even choose the fabric. Come high school graduation she wanted to buy me a new dress. But I asked her if she would mind sewing me one. So I drew her the design, we both went to choose the fabric and with her guidance I understood which fabrics went together and which didn’t. For my graduation, I was wearing a dress that I had designed.” Speaking of being part of the MTV EMAs, Samia says “It's more than an honor. But I don’t think I've taken it all in, still. I grew up in the MTV generation. It was a family affair; we never missed a music award show, used to even tape them as we watched. Never had I thought I would be a part of it! It’s just amazing.” And now the likes of Beyonce and Lady Gaga have Samia Yousif pieces in their closets. A dream indeed.
STATEMENT OF ART:
I aspire to inspire people. Which is what I think art and design are, as they start from nothing, a blank canvas, like an invitation to release what is inside each and one of us. It is a pure expression of the soul that creates a bond between the artist and the audience, by which the latter can learn and be inspired too within his/her own interpretation.

ORGANIZATION:
Samia Yousif

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Accounting associate professional Finance, banking, insurance

EDUCATION:
1996, International School of Geneva, International baccalaureate, Switzerland.
1999, Webster University, BA in Business & Accounting, Geneva, Switzerland.
2010, Hult International Business Schoolm Masters in Int. Business, London, UK

EXPERIENCE:
1999-2000 Accountant, Ontarget, Geneva Switzerland
2000-2001 Financial Analyst, Elf Trading, Geneva Switzerland
2001-2002 Tax Compliance Analyst, Caterpillar, Geneva Switzerland
2003-2004 Back-office, AS Associated Contractors, Geneva Switzerland

EVENTS:
2015 - Miami/USA; Miami Swimweek- Fashion Show at Bagatelle
2016 - New York City/USA; NYFW - Show case-"Fashion Against Bullying"
2016 - Rotterdam/Netherlands - MTV EMAs - gift provider

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English - Native
French - Native
Spanish - Pre-intermediate
Arabic - Near Native

COMPUTER LITERACY:
MS Office - Expert
Accounting softwares - Advanced
Tableau - Intermediate

HOBBIES:
Drawing, Painting, Reading, Dancing,

WEB SITE:
www.samiayousif.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.samiayousif.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-01-30 17:17:22

COUNTRY:
Switzerland

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Samia Yousif


Alia Silk Dress Fashion

A' Design Award Winner for Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Category in 2016
Samia Yousif for Samia Yousif

SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Badges
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |