Sasha Haddad is a Lebanese-born illustrator based in Greece. Following a BA in interior architecture from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, she graduated from the Cambridge School of Arts in the UK with a master’s degree in Illustration. In addition to designing the covers of online and print magazines, Sasha has collaborated with various brands in the Arab world across various industries. She has illustrated over 25 children’s books, and in 2021, founded Bookie, a platform dedicated to children’s projects that includes books, bedroom art, wallpapers, and colouring sheets, and launched her line of greeting cards and prints of her work. Sasha illustrated Umm Kulthum for Noor’s Heroes™.

Khalid Mezaina is a Dubai-based Emirati illustrator and textile artist. He graduated in Visual Communications at the American University of Sharjah in 2006 and pursued an MFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. Mezaina has worked as a graphic designer and projects coordinator in various UAE art institutions, including the Sharjah Art Foundation, and Tashkeel in Dubai. He has also participated in art exhibitions, completed residencies, and worked on projects both locally and internationally. Since 2018, he has focused on an independent studio practice, freelancing as a commercial illustrator, and expanding his body of work as a textile artist. Khalid illustrated Saloua Raouda Choucair for Noor’s Heroes™.

Nora Zeid is an award-winning Egyptian illustrator and visual artist based in Dubai. Her visual arts practice revolves around visual representations of heritage spaces and how they affect people’s relationship with them. As an illustrator, she has worked with Google, Adidas, Diwan Publishing, VICE, and Kerning Cultures, among others. Nora held her first solo exhibition, Cairo Illustrated: Stories from Heliopolis, at Taskheel in Dubai in 2021. Her second show, Cairo Illustrated, opened in Cairo in the fall of 2022. Nora’s comics such as East of Home and Over the Bridge have been published in Sharjah Art Foundation’s yearly anthology Corniche since 2020. Nora Zeid illustrated Mo Salah for Noor’s Heroes™.