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The Elliephant Story’s Brilliant Illustrator: Sophia Soliman
Sophia is a force to be reckoned with. She's creative, assertive, and positive—and she's not afraid to put in the work to make her dreams come true. Her creativity helps her create things that are useful and beautiful, which she then shares with the world.
Her assertiveness helps her stand up for what she believes in, even when it's challenging. And her positivity means that she's always there for others with a smile on her face and an open heart.
Sophia knows how difficult it can be to chase your dreams; she's been there before herself. But now she's helping others do the same thing!
We all have that one moment in our lives when we find our passion. For Sophia, it was a series of conversations with her mentor and professor, Dr. Weaam ElMasry, who inspired her to pursue illustration as a career. And after that, the support she received from Dr. Ahmed Hanno and Dr. Tamer Assem in her graduation project.
She’s a multitalented artist, but it all started with drawing. As a kid she would spend hours drawing and coloring, it made her feel alive and fulfilled. Later on in life, she got discouraged and found a new passion in music. Playing the violin and singing made her feel calm and happy. When she got older she came to a realization that she still loved drawing and that was her main passion. Of course she can still do music, but she decided she will not let anything stop her from doing what she really loves. 2011 was the year she thankfully decided to start drawing again and she never stopped a day since!
When founders Nahla and Nour created Ellie they were embracing a calling to get back in touch with nature, to encourage themselves more than anyone to work with their own hands, to create, and inspire. Nahla and Nour are artists who believe that art is life, and they wanted to share that belief with others and that’s why they created Ellie. For the past 9 years, they were on a learning journey. They wanted to share Ellie's story in a way that could make everyone relate. Ellie loves to bring joy and happiness to others. She is kind and caring, with a huge heart.
Once they met Sophia, they loved how she could illustrate emotion through her art. They knew she had what it takes to make their vision a reality.
Not only talented and passionate, Sophia is the type of person who will stop at nothing to create real and meaningful art.
We knew that the illustrator of the Elliephant story had to be able to capture the playful spirit of our brand, and Sophia was the perfect match for the job. She understood exactly how to put pen to paper and create a real and beautiful visualization of Ellie’s story and for that we’re thankful!