Graphic Design student wins at BDL Accelerate

December 12, 2016
Reem Maghribi

The Graphic Design program is proud of its senior student Rami Rikka who recently won at BDL Accelerate. Rami had applied with peers from LAU to participate in the hackathon, where teams spent 48 hours working together to build a beta-prototype of a technology-based solution that would disrupt the health and medical sector. Although their application was rejected, Rami was determined to attend the event to learn more about the projects being pitched. 

There, he introduced himself to the British-Pakistani doctor Mohsan Malik. “I was very intrigued by his idea to develop an app to help people with facial paralysis,” recalls Rami, who was invited to join the team of eight that went on to produce the winning prototype.

Rami, himself a developer who chose to specialize in print design at LAU, was in charge of the brand identity of the app during the hackathon, experimenting with different names before settling on FacePhysio and getting to work on a logo.

When asked about his win, our student had this to say “I’ve never won anything in my life, it was amazing, and the people I met and spent 48 hours working with were so talented and genuine and unpretentious. I enjoyed it tremendously.”