Portrait by Noor Semaan, 2017. All rights reserved
Rana Zaher
Berlin/Beirut based freelance Illustrator & Designer​​​​​​​

I'm a Lebanese designer, illustrator and archaeologist based in Berlin & Beirut. My creative approach is mainly inspired by the visual art and culture of ancient and medieval Western Asia and the areas spanning the Eastern Mediterranean. I almost always intertwine historic references with fantasy, thus creating alternate realities made of imaginary realms and characters.

Throughout the past 15 years, my freelance portfolio included clients such as Johnnie Walker, Hermes, Estée Lauder, and Playstation amongst other local, regional and global brands, companies and individuals. My work in design and illustration spans large-scale murals in luxury restaurants, window displays, packaging and bottle designs, album art, luxury fashion products and brand identity creation. 

As an archaeologist, I have been excavating in Lebanon and southeastern Turkey since 2015. My graduate research focuses on the development of monumental sculptural art in Iron Age Syro-Anatolia. 

I believe strongly that the ancient visual culture of the region is far too rich to be ignored by the creative minds of today, and strive to continuously represent it through my personal and commercial work in all its aspects.
Rana Zaher Illustration https://www.ranazillustration.com/   https://www.facebook.com/ranazaherillustration/    https://www.instagram.com/ranazaherillustration/     https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranazaher/   https://www.behance.net/ranazaher   cheers@ranazillustration.com  Mar Mkhayel, Beirut ​​​​​​​