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Nabeeh Bilal is a multi-faceted creative professional and entrepreneur based in Washington, DC. At his disposal is full array of skill sets, including illustration, animation, graphic design, video editing, web development, puppeteering, and creative direction.
His early education began at Clara Muhammad School in Washington, DC. He is an alumni of the renowned Duke Ellington School of the Arts as well as a graduate of Temple University’s Graphic and Interactive Design program. He is the co-founder of CreativeJunkFood, LLC and the co-creator of the Callaloo Kids children’s media brand.
In 2010, Nabeeh co-founded CreativeJunkFood, LLC, a multimedia creative studio focused on branding, animation/video, graphic design, and web design. His list of clients includes The Smithsonian, University of Maryland, and the National Urban League. With CreativeJunkFood, he is committed to helping organizations, individuals, and brands reach their target audiences using the power visual communication. CreativeJunkFood has the distinction of being CBE/SBE certified and eligible to work with DC government agencies.
In 2013, he co-created the Callaloo Kids brand with a mission to increase cultural literacy and spread social awareness for children everywhere. Callaloo consists of children’s books, live performances featuring puppets, and online content. He is responsible for the brand’s visual appeal, its content and strategy, and it’s inclusion of puppetry. In 2018, the Callaloo Kids ensemble performed a live version of its third book, “The Trickster and The Magic Quilt”, at the Kennedy to the delight of a standing-room-only crowd.
In 2017, he was invited to Sesame Street as part of the company’s invite-only puppeteer workshop.
In addition to maintaining and growing his business endeavors, Nabeeh is currently writing and illustrating a children’s book aimed at addressing childhood depression as well as producing and developing a series of short animated films highlighting the American Muslim experience.
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