Sami Saab: "I Am from Clementown"
Posted on 2010 May,22

Sami Saab is a madly creative person, before being a creative director. With more than 15 years of experience in Lebanon and the region, Saab is the Associate Founder and Creative Director of Clémentine agency. Through this 30-seconds questionnaire, Sami embarks ArabAd readers on his own comet, round his universe and at light speed.


“I am blamed for being aggressive and extremist.”


What kills you most?

I like it but I don't know (helwa awi bassi ma3rafchi).

What gets you up in the morning?

My kids.

What happened to your childhood dreams?

Still dreaming.

What distinguishes you from others?

Ask the others.

What do you need most?

Good health.

Do you think anyone can become an artist?

You are born an artist, you may not become one.

Where are you from?


Do you feel your situation is enviable?

Of course!

What have you given up on?

The few big moments, which already passed.

What do you do with your money?

Till now, I don't have the luxury to answer such a question.

What moves you?

A small idea.

What are your favourite pleasures?

The few seconds when you feel the success.

What would you like to receive for your birthday?

I hate this day, which reminds me that now I’m one year older.

Name three living artists that you hate most?

I can't hate, specially an artist.

What or whom do you defend?

My point of view.

What are you capable of refusing?


What are you capable of doing in the name of love?


What are you blamed for?

Being aggressive and extremist.

What does art bring to you?

Stress and pain.

Who do you think you are?

No answer.

What drives you nuts?

To deal with people without feelings.

Write your own epitaph?

I feel so I am.

Under what form would you like to come back as?

Same but different :)

What was the last book you read?

Bila Haka2eb” by Mona Abou Hamze.

Do you like animals?


Why did you choose media?

I fell in love.

Who is the woman of your dream?

Sois Belle et Vote.

What is your philosophy in life?

Life is too short, don't miss it.

What is the most important thing in your life?

My family.

Talk to an alien.

I'm talking to them daily...