Tarek Sabbouh , a self-proclaimed digital native who is obsessed with the idea of being a millennial.
Bobolink had the pleasure to interview Tarek and to know more about his inspiration.
Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, and Magritte. I remember once spending 5 hours at a Salvador Dali exhibition in Pompidou, finding new details and sub-context every time I’d look at the same painting. The subconscious mind just fascinates me! I used to keep a dream journal, waking up in the middle of the night to write what I dreamt about and then recreating it on Photoshop in the morning. It inspired me to pursue a career in digital art and it still gives me so much joy.
1. I am extremely inappropriate and love making people feel awkward, opening outrageous subjects just to see their reactions – which feeds into my creativity.
2. I love masking!
3. I can be a pop victim one day and a hardcore electronic fanatic the next.
After 10 years in the field, I believe that the ability to accept criticism is a designer’s most rewarding quality. And maintaining an Alice in Wonderland sense of curiosity – it’ll take you far.
My ability to let go of everything familiar and comforting - be it changing careers, moving to new countries, or blocking someone on Instagram.
Rome wasn’t built in a day; same thing applies to your career. Just be meticulous and take your time to truly grow. Don’t be too hard on yourself to be ‘original’ - everything has already been done so just recycle with a fresh eye.