Middle Eastern Designpreneur Of The Week: Laila Hassaballa


Laila Hassaballa, also known as Typerlily is a talented Egyptian designer that has been personally handpicked by our Designs.net designers as our Designer of the Week! She is a new addition to our Designs.net community and we are excited to welcome her on board as one of our newest Designpreneurs.

Here are some of her designs on Designs.net thus far:

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Her portfolio:


Goudy Poster | Typography

Egyptian Museum Giftshop


Deux Club | Logo Design

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Arlikan | Branding & Print

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Óla Marine | Logo Design

What makes you a designer?

Being passionate about art and typography my whole life, I aimed to study design and pursue it as a career. Now, after 5 years of graduating from the German University in Cairo, I am a lot more experienced, and a lot more curious to discover new ways to express my creativity and make a living by living passionately.

How would you describe your design style?

Colorful, simple, versatile.

Where do you look for inspirations?

Books, Computer Arts, Behance, random websites via Google searches depending on my topic.

What is your favourite quote?

“Whether you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

Who are some of your favourite designers?

Jessica Hische, Mary-Kate McDevitt, Ben the Illustrator.

What would you like to achieve in the next few years?

I want to switch my career from being on the agency side, to being on the client side. I would like to focus on enhancing and creating collateral for a brand or a few, and discover new ways to keep it aligned yet creative within the identity. I would like to practice lettering more often and design my own font.

What advice do you have for other aspiring Designpreneurs?

Harness the power of the internet to get inspired, learn always, and make things happen, because they won’t on their own.


We look forward to many more amazing designs to come from the very talented Laila. If you want to be just like her and upload your designs on Designs.net, just click here!

Check out our last featured Designpreneur, Cavin here: