International Artist Feature: Morocco

For this article in the international artist series, we turn to Morocco, featuring six artists who create fantastic work, from 3D illustrations to graphic designs and more! I asked each artist how their country and culture inspired their work, and they delivered fantastic answers.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Mohamed Amine Belcaid

Mohamed, aka Medamine Belcaid, is a graphic designer based in Casablanca, Morocco. His work features out of this world 3D illustrations with abstract shapes and vivid colors. Check out a small selection of his work below, or see more inhis portfolio.

The Cover Project

I love everything about
my country. It’s my home, where my family and friends are, and my whole life is here. The lifestyle drives me to develop my artistic side and push the limits for my clients. I’m used to the Moroccan lifestyle because it’s the energy I need to keep going.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Meeds Alphabets V1.2

Religion has influenced my work a little, I must say. I’m Muslim and therefore I follow its principles. Sometimes I have to refuse work because it’s forbidden in our region. But there are millions of other
products I can work on, so I just turn down anything I’m not comfortable with.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Marlboro Dark

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Moroccan Creative People

I personally started in this field learning from sites like ThemeKeeper Tuts+, but the art community here needs more work and could use more development.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Salwa Nassif

Salwa is a graphic designer based in Casablanca, Morocco. Her work features beautiful flat designs inspired by Moroccan architecture and incredible patterns. Check out
a small selection of her work below, or see more inher portfolio.

Moroccan Posters

I love the simplicity of life in Morocco, as well as the richness of culture and tradition. And as a person who is passionate about
art and design, there is so much inspiration here in Morocco.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Moroccan House

Most of my artwork is influenced by my Arabic and Amazigh background, and also by Moroccan crafts.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Moroccan House 2

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Bird Girl

I rarely visit museums and art galleries, but I am a member of a group of digital artists where we challenge ourselves to create each month. I’m also a member of an association composed of artists and designers who try to merge the two worlds of electronics and art together.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Abdo Achtioui

Abdo is a 3D artist and graphic designer based in Casablanca, Morocco. His work features amazing 3D designs of product work and technology. Check out
a small selection of his work below, or see more inhis portfolio.

Engine V1

What I love about Morocco is that we cooperate with one another and the people are very kind. I also love that we are very hardworking and always in the
pursuit of knowledge and vitality.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

2016 – Construction

Morocco is a tourist country. And I enjoy
the scenic and unique exploits here. That’s what I love most about living here and it has
significantly impacted my work!

International Artist Feature: Morocco

2015 – Design

International Artist Feature: Morocco

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I think there is large art community here, ranging from artists who create sculptures on wood, to painters and graphic designers.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Ghita Bensouda

Ghita is a graphic designer based in Rabat, Morocco. Her work features sleek designs for products and websites. Check out
a small selection of her work below, or see more inher portfolio.

Musée Beaux Art Montréal

I am Moroccan and have lived my whole life in Morocco. I would describe my country as a warm and welcoming one. Culture is a huge aspect of our
everyday life here, as well as our traditions through gastronomy, craftsmanship, and music.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Website – ONCF Train

Contemporary Moroccan art incorporates both tradition and
modernity. I feel like the Zellige embodies this fact—it’s a
traditional mosaic made out of colored earthenware. Nowadays it’s one of
the trendiest graphic design themes in the country, and has a lot of success
abroad. I also have to mention a unique
inspirational place for me, the souks. Souks are our local markets where
craftsmen show their work in a beautiful collection of colors,
materials, and patterns!

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Les Émotifs

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Vivlma

The art community in Morocco in still growing, and is currently going
through a crucial development phase. More and more artists want to
commit to their art fully while also promoting it.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Mohcine Elabaidi

Mohcine is a 3D designer based in Rabat, Morocco. His work features exquisite 3D designs of architecture and interior design spaces. Check out
a small selection of his work below, or see more inhis portfolio.

3D Couper

I love every human
being, so here in Morocco, there are really good people. I see love and
fraternity between people and a brotherhood within the society. Furthermore, we are very proud of our spirituality and the ancient culture we have here. So I invite everyone to come and discover Morocco!

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Bureau

In
Morocco where I live, people, nature, and culture
inspire me more than anything else. They all give me the power to exist, love, and share art with every human being around the world.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Kitchen

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Bedroom

The art community here is very creative, and I’m very proud to be a part of this country’s art and history. We
are working very hard to be more unified and I’m very optimistic about the future of art
in Morocco. We are working wonders and are very proud to show our art to the world.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Yousra Kessam

Yousra is a graphic designer based in Rabat, Morocco. Her work features a unique collection of book designs, logos, and brochures. Check out
a small selection of her work below, or see more inher portfolio.

Tri-fold Brochure: Festival Jidar

Diversity is everywhere. There’s diversity in the landscape, the cities, and the architecture has a mix of African and Islamic influences. There is something about Morocco which cannot be explained in words, so you just have to come here to feel it.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Book Design: Zaha Hadid

Morocco is full of inspiration you just can’t miss.
What influenced me the most is the Islamic
architecture, especially the geometric patterns that we find in tiles, and the mosque called Zellij. The combination of geometric shapes and colors is just super fascinating, and I’m really
obsessed with it!

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Program – ODYSSUD

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Mockup – ODYSSUD

In Morocco there aren’t a lot of art and design schools so we do have a lack of art education.
But the good thing is that it’s starting to change. The newer
generations are working very hard to give art its real value, to raise
awareness, and to create a unified community. Lately there are a lot of
innovative initiatives aimed to help young artists, and we
all support each other. Our community is getting bigger and stronger every day.

International Artist Feature: Morocco

Many thanks to the artists who took time to answer my questions
and share a bit about themselves and how their country and/or culture
has affected their work. You can check out more of their work in the
links below: