I'm a student at Ringling college of art and design, the graphic design and interactive communications department. i moved to the united states after i had graduated from the fine art school in the university of Damascus. Throughout my little journey I've been blessed to have tried and learned too many things that would enrich my background as an artist and graphic designer. my name (jihad) is a big controversial topic nowadays that i would like to give a little explanation for ... jihad the word has no literal translation in English ... the best way to define it though is, it's the process in which someone is making a significant effort to overcome hardships, towards better life and better future. I think it's a really good way to define me as a person as well.