Chief Communications Officer
An experienced journalist of 15 years, Neil was editor of the Gulf region’s longest-running business magazine before joining Gould Studio as Communications Director for MENA. As well as business development and human-centered design research, Neil is in constant search of Dubai’s best cup of coffee.
With a background in psychology, Subhi leads our human-centered design research, while also working on business development and marketing. Passionate about human rights, she uses creativity to raise awareness about Uyghur culture through numerous initiatives. Subhi also has a butterfly named after her.
Founder & CEO
A pioneer of contemporary Islamic design, Peter has numerous accreditations and awards to his name. He has developed the concept of Heart-Centered Design which he puts into practice with global design projects & philanthropic initiatives.
Kais Al Kaissi
Chief Design Officer
With degrees in graphic design, art history, and branding, Arsenal devotee Kais is an expert in all things brand related. As well as helping NGOs with their strategies, Kais works alongside his wife on their books and toys start-up Jolly Animals, which has twice been crowdfunded on LaunchGood.
A designer since 2006, Nick is one of our longest-serving team members, having developed brands, products and ideas with Peter for over eight years. His love for gaming, illustration, and stories of fantastic adventures are put to good use as the studio’s resident Game Master and he's also creating many of his own games.
Designer & Indonesia Lead
You might know Fadilah from her popular Instagram comic Fadilah In London, which chronicles the adventures of an Indonesian grad student in the UK. She brings her talents to Gould Studio as a designer and communications expert with Indonesian insight, as well as vegetable-grower extraordinaire.
An NYU graduate with a background in game design and illustration, Amanda has a passion for creating art that expresses meaning and culture. One of the team’s resident gaming experts, Amanda also turns her creativity to crafts and DIY, while enjoying conversations with her cats.
Dinda brings a wealth of expertise in graphic design, illustration, and art direction to Gould Studio. Rarely seen without a multitude of bracelets on her wrist, Dinda is a crafting devotee, making accessories and toys for her daughter. She’s also a musical maestro, singing and playing guitar in her free time.
With over a decade of experience in advertising and branding, Amin has a passion for well-crafted and beautifully articulated ideas. Based in Beirut after stints in China and Saudi Arabia, he's worked with clients and NGOs in diverse industries from fashion to finance.
Eka Hardiningtyas (Tyas)
With expertise in illustration, UI/UX and graphic design, Tyas turns her skilled hand to social media content, website design, and other creative endeavours at Gould Studio. When her designing days are done, Tyas hopes to retire to her own island, complete with a holiday resort.
Much of the movement you see in our projects is thanks to Bowow. An expert in motion graphics, design, and animation, he keeps his imagination vivid through conversations with his kids, and carries his love for motion into his hobbies of inline skating & rollerblading.
Combining his expertise in motion graphics, design, animation and video editing, Dody is Gould Studio’s motion designer. With a life mission to find ways to become ever-more creative, Dody’s sense of imagination is fuelled by his family; especially his daughter, with whom he shares a love of video game.
Games are a way of life for self-confessed addict Gilang. As well as being an expert gamer, the programmer, 3D artist and technical artist has been instrumental in developing internationally renowned games, as well as making his own. His professional ambition is to make beautiful games that inspire people.
With a double bachelors in design and education, Najwa is not only a design pro, but also a qualified secondary teacher in industrial and visual arts. At Gould Studio she focuses on user research, rebranding, graphic design, and digital marketing. A keen traveller, gardener and stationery fan, Najwa is also our resident pâtissier, with a talent for French macarons.
Mariam Al Kaissi
Having worked with clients across the Middle East and Africa for almost a decade, Lebanon-based Mariam is an expert in design and branding across all print and digital mediums. As well as a love for humanitarian work, she has a passion for fitness, healthy eating and the sea, as well as spreading as much positive energy as she can.
As well as working with corporate clients across Lebanon, the GCC, and Australia, Beirut-based Diana has put her branding, editorial design and print design expertise to good use for a number of NGOs. Away from the computer screen, Diana loves her plants, cats, and clay crafts, and is passionate about hiking, camping, and other nature-based activities.