We had the good fortune of connecting with Ibla Hanna and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ibla, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor? Success is unattainable. You may think I am crazy to think so, but I do not see my brand successful even if it were labelled to be. No matter how many goals you achieve or new projects you innovate, you will always be hungry for more. And this is when you will know that there are always great opportunities of “successes” ready for you to seize. If I call my brand successful, I would have stopped pushing to do my utmost best and finding new creations that are different and unique to bring into this world. As a designer, you need to keep pushing amongst all odds and not settle for “success” because there are endless possibilities ready to take. You need to keep evolving, originating, and solving, and that is when your brand becomes timeless.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Ebla Design is a brand that believes in communicating what is significant, heartfelt and sincere in the simplest way possible. My designs use minimalism to portray significant feelings or thoughts in a concise way. I do believe that every brand should be unique and design should not stick to a certain trend or style because that is when we lose originality and innovation. Amongst all challenges from creative block, economical challenges and personal setbacks, I’ve learned to choose to be defiant because opportunities are always there and it is only a matter of choice. Ebla Design will always challenge brands to bring out their best and to personally be original.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love outdoor adventures and experiencing new local shops and restaurants. I would go to places that make LA beautifully LA. Universal City Walk Hollywood, Museum of contemporary Art, Lunch at the grand central market with a tour of DTLA and their amazing modern and historical architecture. Checking out streets in the Art or Fashion district in LA with visiting local shops is great! The Getty Villa is a must visit to enjoy art history.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank my friends, who are family, for all their love and support for making this brand what it is today. You have colored my life and inspired my brand along the way.
All images are take by myself.