I’m Jad Hussein. LOOK SPECIFIC is my graphic design studio. I live in Paris where I work as a designer, an editor, and a teacher of typography and editorial design. From 2012 to 2017, I also co-ran a publishing company. 19/80 Éditions has published approximately twenty titles about cities, contemporary photography, the energy of youth and more.
At the office, I develop design solutions for visual communications such as books, identities, magazines, posters or websites. I work for institutional, corporate and “extreme” sports clients. I like my work to be clever, precise and joyful and sometimes receive accolades for it.
100 rue de la Folie Méricourt
75011 Paris, France
0033 (0)6 25 81 62 77
Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Carhartt WIP, FRAC Centre/Val de Loire, Paris Musées (Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris; Maison de Victor Hugo; Musée de la vie Romantique; Musée du Général Lelclerc et de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris – Musée Jean Moulin, Maison de Balzac), éditions HYX, Platform, Centre Pompidou, Cité de la Musique – Philarmonie de Paris, Éditions La Découverte, Filigranes, Prestel Publishing (Munich), Gingko Press (Los Angeles), Detour media, Éditions du garage ...
2011, nominated as magazine art director of the year with Opium Snowboard magazine (Club des Directeurs Artistiques)
2013, Acid magazine, 10 best magazines of the year (Magpile Magazine Awards)
2014, nominated as magazine art director of the year with Acid magazine (Club des Directeurs Artistiques)
2015, nominated with Twice, Cyrille Weiner at the 2015 Arles Book Awards
2016, nominated with Acid magazine as Art Director of the Year (Stack magazine Awards)
2017, Magazine art director of the year with A Skateboarding Annual (Club des Directeurs Artistiques)
2022, DAM Architectural Book Award Shortlist for The Woods that Make Our Cities published by Park books
The pictures on this website are taken by Ghislain Mirat (Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon), Maxime Verret (A Carhartt WIP Skateboarding Annual, Acid magazine, Jamaica Jamaica, La Fabrique du romatisme, Louis Soutter, DEEP END), Tim Korbmacher (DIY Düsseldorf exhibition) and Cyrille Weiner (Twice). Thanks to Clara Diaz and Loan Bottex for their precious help when I had to much to do. This website was built by Fouad and Medrick @Clic Clic Network. Thank you all. Peace.