My name is Anisa Makhoul I’m the daughter of a Lebanese beekeeper, and I love to travel.
After graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a degree in Printmaking, I launched my own clothing label, Makool. I designed and screen printed clothing and fabric at Makool, for 10 years, in that time I had my own shop in Portland, Oregon and received accolades from major publications like Lucky Magazine, Nylon, and Design Sponge, as well as designing for multiple celebrities.
However, after giving birth to my son, my husband and I decided to pursue our dream of living abroad and moved to Amsterdam. It was the canal houses and the old world beauty of Europe that sent me peddling, on my bike, to the art supply store to purchase my very first set of gouache paints. Soon after, I started a blog, and in 2014, I had my very first solo show in Amsterdam. Things began to snowball and I began doing editorial work, and licensing my work.
Today my family and I live in sunny Portland, Oregon, Europe will always have my heart and I return frequently. Here’s my journey communicated visually, because visual communication is my mother tongue.