AYEINA as a whole, is a community of people trying to strengthen their Islamic identity and make the best of both worlds. Hence we provide them just that, by creating and recommending Islamic products and content, that revolves around Qur’anic reflections, Parenting, Education (Arabic learning), Art and Humor – all in one.
Dina Designs interview with Ayeina
Dina Designs: What does being creative mean to you? / What inspires you to be
Ayeina: Creativity means putting together the best you can, from the resources
Pinterest 😂 jokes apart, anything can spark a creative bone in you. Be
it someone’s art, nature or even your own old art piece.
Dina Designs: Describe the time that you first ventured into this creative field /
How did get into this field? / Why did you purse this field as a
career/hobby? / Who inspired you?
AYEINA: It all started with messy walls in childhood 😀 Mediums kept changing
with time but the art remained. Passion was what kept us both going
forward while we picked several inspirations from several people along
Dina Designs: What was your first piece? What was the inspiration behind it?
Ayeina: This was our first poster for #AlhamdulillahForSeries and we’ve come a
long long way after that (done above 100 so far alhamdulillah).
If we go back even further then following was the first piece that
yielded an earning in teenage.
Dina Designs: What has been the hardest or biggest roadblocks you have faced?
Ayeina: In publishing a book, it has to be the shipping procedure. If it’s
affordable, it takes too much time and sometimes gets lost in transit.
If it’s efficient, then its extremely expensive.
Dina Designs: What is your favourite piece you have created?
Ayeina: Oh boi. That’s a hard one.
#AlhamdulillahForSeries gratitude journal would have to take the prize
as we feel so emotionally attached to it. First book. First love ❤
Dina Designs: What are you trying to communicate with your work?
Dina Designs: What is your creative medium that you use and what is a creative
medium you would love pursue but have not yet tried?
Ayeina: Many. From Photoshop to soft pastels to watercolors. Actually we are
obsessed with watercolors – we even ask the artists who submit their art
for #AlhamdulillahForSeries to paint in watercolors haha.
Have tried pretty much every medium so not sure what’s left will have
to Google to widen the horizons :p oh oh. May be decorating a cake.
Never tried that one. Seems pretty cool 😀
Dina Designs: What is your most important tool? Is there something that you cannot
live without in your studio?
Ayeina: Any place in the home not devoured by kids, become a studio space 😂
most important tool has to be Photoshop!
Dina Designs: Is there any element that is recurring in your pieces or part of your
Ayeina: #AlhamdulillahForSeries – it’s a gratitude series so “Alhamdulillah
for” recurrence is mandatory.
As seen here: http://ayeina.com/gratitude-for-muslims-around-the-world/
Dina Designs: What is one piece of advice or message that you want to give to
others about pursuing their creative side? / What is the best advice you
ever had about how to be more creative?
Ayeina: Be more in the nature (and definitely away from your gadgets) to get the
creative juices flowing. Pinterest etc. has a lot of inspiration, but
your ideas are living outside that boundary. So if you have an idea,
work on it before you see someone else doing it and then regretting – if
If you want to follow Ayeina and see the amazing work they are doing, just follow these links:
Facebook: Ayeina.Online (known for its ongoing qur’anic reflection series and earning halal from home series)
Instagram: @ayeina_official (dedicated to our #AlhamdulillahForSeries which aims to spread gratitude towards Allah, in places we sometimes forget to see.
(the book of which is out now – *A Muslim’s mini Gratitude Journal* – a month of helping you develop an attitude of gratitude in shaa Allaah because an Alhamdulillah a day keeps scarcity away.)