Rand El Merhi


Name: Rand El Merhi

Age: 22

Profession: Graphics designer and photographer

Nationality: Palestinian Lebanese

Motto: We know what we are, but know not what we may be – William Shakespeare


  • Your most valued possession? My laptop, it is attached to me.


  • Where we can find you most? Any place that has a calm atmosphere, or at my studio.


  • One thing you cannot live without? CAFFEINE!


  • Who inspires you the most? People in general, I find inspiration in everyone around me whether I know them or not.


  • Five things you need for survival? Caffeine, laptop, camera, phone and my wallet. Basically the items I have on me all the time!


  • Car you would like to own? It used to be the Mercedes S Class Coupe, but now it’s the new Mercedes AMG GTS. I’m in love with it!


  • Your idea of peace? The beach and a hammock. Swimming when the sun is up and bonfire while watching the starts at night.


  • Your goal in life? Tobecome a well-known designer and photographer, as well as to open my own events company.


  • Items you keep on buying even though you have plenty of them? Nail polish: I am trying to collect every shade of every colour. And art supplies: I can’t get enough of them


  • Craziest thing you have ever done? Went on a camping trip to a remote area and disconnected totally from the world.



  • An early memory? Manually developing my first film and printing the images in a dark room.


  • If your life were a book, what would it be called…? Disastrous Rollercoaster


  • If you could wake up tomorrow in someone else’s body, it would be…? Beyonce!


  • Music you would want played at your funeral? Bryan Adams/Celine Dion.


  • Current Last SONG syndrome (LSS)? Cheerleader by OMI.


  • Favourite hangout? Anywhere outdoors with Friends.


  • If today were your last day- where would you rush to go? The beach!


  • Idea of a perfect weekend? A relaxing day with family and a fun day with friends.


  • Recent place you travelled to…? Lebanon with the family to visit my relatives and my hometown.


  • If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? For appetizer: dynamite shrimp from P.F.Chang, Mushroom Miso soup from Sumo, and Cucumber Crab salad from Scuzzi. For the main dish: Sushi and more sushi from both Sumo and Scuzzi, burgers from Elevation Burger and Teppinyaki from Samurai.


  • And dessert…? Everything off the menu of Dip and Dip, and every kind of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory.


Photography by Angeli Castillo

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