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Mia Azar completed her MA in Spatial & Product Design with Distinction at Kingston University London in 2009. Prior to moving to London, Mia, born and raised in Lebanon, obtained her BFA in Graphic Design with Distinction from the American University of Beirut (AUB). Seeking to broaden her exposure to the design industry, she pursued various internships in Lebanon and London (Dazed & Confused magazine, Rana Salam Design, among others) and worked as a freelancer for the Office of Publications at AUB and Mind the Gap design and communication agency in Beirut.

Drawing on her knowledge in graphic, publication and information design,
Mia is currently working on interdisciplinary projects, alongside scientific
and design research, combining the various mediums of product, space,
and technology with an aim to extend how design can influence social and cultural environments.

In February 2010, she joined PenguinCube, an award-winning and independent design consultancy, where she is currently a Senior Art Director. In 2013, Mia joined the Faculty of Engineering & Architecture at AUB and teaches undergraduate students in the Architecture and Design department.

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EDUCATION

2008 – 2009
MA Design (Product, Spatial) - Kingston University, London
Graduated with Distinction
'Best of Show' by Tim Hatley for MA Final Project

2004 – 2008
BFA Graphic Design - American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon
Graduated with Distinction | Honor List
Recipient of 'Areen Projects Award of Excellence in Graphic Design' - second prize for BFA Final Project

1989 – 2004
Baccalaureate Exam (Life Sciences) - International College (IC), Lebanon
Good Mention | Honor List

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EXHIBITIONS

> October 2009
MA Graduation Show at the Bargehouse Gallery, OXO Tower on London's South Bank.

> July 2009
Prelude to final MA Graduation Show at the main entrance of Knights Park, Kingston University.

> January 2009
51°30’ 21”N / 0°5’21”W
A group of Kingston University MA Design students exhibit at Shunt, London Bridge vaults, as part of the evenings programme of events

> May 2007
> July 2005
Student Annual Exhibition
Department of Architecture and Design, AUB, Lebanon

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