“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
Hi! My name is Nour Tohmé, I’m a Lebanese-French illustrator and graphic designer, traveling indefinitely and creating things along the way. I have a small business called Draw Me a Song, an online shop of music-inspired prints and stationery that I create, which I run remotely. I also work on fun freelance projects, which you can find on my portfolio here.
I want to use this space to share the stories of people I meet during my travels, the experiences that I think could inspire you to travel more, and any tips I learn that may help you live a nomadic lifestyle and work from anywhere. I’m also very inspired by Stefan Sagmeister and Chanel and Stevo from How Far From Home to use travel experiences as fuel for creative projects, and would like to start some travel-related creative experiments in photography, illustration or video.
I also want to share about other lifestyle-related topics that I care about and that I think could be of value to you, including spirituality, veganism (and being a vegan on the road), volunteering, books and things that inspire me.
I have felt like a nomad my entire life, growing up in many different places, not knowing exactly where “home” is and not feeling like I truly belonged anywhere. I was born in Paris to a Lebanese family, grew up in the UAE (Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi), moved to Beirut for university, and went back to Paris to pursue my Masters’ degree. I started freelancing while I was still a student, and accidentally started a tiny business which became profitable and the main part of my work. Somehow, I (miraculously) never ended up having a 9-to-5 job and pursuing the “traditional” career path I originally had in mind.
In July 2016, right after I finished walking the Camino de Santiago, I decided to take advantage of this incredible privilege I had of working independently and not needing to be anywhere in particular to work or live. So I set off to fulfill my dream of becoming a nomadic person, living anywhere I want, moving to a new city or country whenever I want. I donated a lot of my things, packed up my laptop, camera and some clothes in a backpack and a carry-on, and left Paris to travel the world. Inspired by Suzie‘s outlook on life, I decided not to plan anything ahead, and just follow my intuition. I don’t know where I’ll be in two weeks, but wherever it is, I cannot wait to discover it.