As a noted photographer and award-winning haute jewellery designer, Beirut-born and Dubai-dwelling Nadine Kanso is modern Arabia’s creative ambassador to the world. Be it her calligraphy inspired precious adornments or gritty artworks depicting contemporary Middle Eastern life, her message remains constant.
‘Celebrate your Heritage’. She gained two degrees from the Lebanese American University - Communication Arts and Advertising Design – and an appreciation graphic design, typography and fashion laid the foundation for her work in design and photography today. Her perspective was soon coveted for its contemporary view on Arab life and culture.In 2008, Nadine was recognised for her ‘Outstanding Contribution to Culture’ at the Emirates Woman of the Year Awards. Having won the ‘Best Regional Accessory Designer’ Award at the GRAZIA Style Awards in 2013, she was felicitated the esteemed committee again in 2016, winning the ‘Best Jeweler Designer’ Award.
Over the years, Nadine has collaborated with the likes of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christofle, Bernardaud and Maserati on specially commissioned artistic projects.