Jubran Elias is a multi-disciplinary designer with a broad experience in branding, digital design and experience design.

He is adventurous and creative. His passionate soul and obsession with geometric shapes and colors is obvious in his clean and honest designs. His designs always tell you a story and engage all of your senses.

When he’s not in front of the computer, taking photos or making videos, he paints stairs, walls and buildings with his team Dihzahyners at “Paint Up” a team of inspired, driven & passionate artists/designers. They create initiatives to make Beirut brighter & more beautiful, through color.

The Interview

How you had the idea of Dihzahyners and ‘Paint Up’?

Dihzahyners is a team of 10 to 12 inspired, driven & passionate artists/designers.

From our believe in the powerful use of expression and communication, we  decided to give a kind of  a «make over» to  broken and gloomy public spaces/locations in Beirut through a series of urban and street art initiatives that were later known as ‘Paint Up!’ volumes.

Our uplifts were the fruit of researching visuals from around the world of street art, graffiti, outdoor and urban design.

We all graduated together from LAU in 2011 and since ‘Paint Up’ has kept us together. Some of us have traveled, returned, others have stayed and never left – but whatever we decide and do, we do it together.

The name ‘Dihzahyners’ comes from the dictionary enunciation of the word “designers”. We always like to represent ourselves as ‘Dihzahyners’, even in the media and social coverage, our foundation stone is that nothing can be built and sustained without a team, as a whole.

After we brought together “Dihzahyners” in 2012, ‘Paint Up’ was the brainchild of co-founders Lana Chukri and I; it is a non-profit organization and series of projects that were created by the team members themselves. It evolved into a living, breathing entity that resonated with artists, enterprises and people worldwide.

Your Role models (any field)?
My father

What are your favorite?
Feel : free
Sound : waves

What is your current state of mind?

Peaceful and calm.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Stubborn I guess, I take the positive side of it by sticking to my true values without allowing the opinions of others to move or control me.

What is your favorite occupation?


What do you most value in your friends?

Trust & Loyalty.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My father.

What is your ultimate dislike?

What do you expect from the future?
I expect that I hold on to the morals I am following, and try to expand my horizons of understanding life and people.

What is your favorite daily wear attire?  
Casual wear.

What things in life are still a mystery to you? 
The underwater world.

What would be your super power? 

What inspires you? 
Mother Nature.

An advice for your younger self? 

Go out there and try as many different things as you can, every path leads you somewhere, and enjoy the journey.

Define Art?

Art is everywhere and all around us, it depends on people’s perspective, on how they see it.

Describe yourself in 3 words? 

Multidisciplinary designer, adventurer, and explorer.

What would be your spirit animal? 

Kangaroo: They are messengers of change, grateful, independent, passionate, innovative thinker. The meaning of the kangaroo encourages you to keep moving forward and it symbolizes family, power, balance, and strength.