Missan earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from her hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She continued her design studies and received a master’s degree from Florence Design Academy in Italy. Her focus during the master’s program was on projects that creatively stirred social consciousness.
After her cross-continent move to Toronto in 2011, Missan received a post-graduate degree in Design Management, where she was awarded the Design Management Award for her social design project in Urban Planting. The project addressed indoor air quality in condominiums.
Through her international studies and travels, Missan gained a broad understanding of global, social and cultural issues pertaining to design. She strives to integrate design thinking methods and strategies into creative projects that focus on the role of design in serving the public health sector and generating public awareness.