American University of Beirut

Mariam Yehya | '17

​​​Digital Content Designer, UN - ESCWA​

Beirut, Lebanon​

Mariam discusses her most memorable times at LDEM, how she strengthened her art and photography skills while pursuing her BLA degree, and the meeting points she finds between landscape architecture and digital content creation.

What is most memorable about your time studying at LDEM?​​

The fact that I had the opportunity to meet international and local instructors, gave me the ability to read design and its elements in several ways. It is because of this that my vision was broadened into seeing what's surrounding me differently. I owe it to my instructors that I am where I am today.​​

How did coming to LDEM strengthen your art and photography skills?

LDEM pushed me to discover the digital media world in order to express my ideas and share them with the audience. The fact that I had a background in photography helped me frame my diagrams and graphics in a better way. Digital media was, and still is, a growing skill that has helped me communicate my designs and thoughts.

In what way do you see meeting points between landscape architecture and digital content creation?

Both fields demonstrate ideas and thoughts for viewers, and therefore, both need a donor (landscape architect/designer) and a receiver (client/audience). To achieve success, they both need to understand to whom they are communicating and hence provide them what they want. 

Do you feel that your current job sustains your daily life?​

With a $1,000-1,500 monthly salary range, I believe that the profession is intellectually and financially rewarding.

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