About dina A. Amin
Based in Cairo, Egypt, dina A. Amin is a self-taught stop motion artist and maker. Having initially studied industrial design in Malaysia, today, dina is the founder of Tinker Studio, which produces stop-motion videos for diverse clients and companies around the world, including Adult Swim, Ikea, Vodafone and Danone.
After moving back to Egypt, dina spent her weekends working on projects she was truly passionate about – namely, taking apart objects. Combining her passion for stop-motion and product design, she later started side project, Tinker Friday, in 2016. Initially using just her phone and sharing videos to Instagram, dina used stop-motion to deconstruct objects and investigate what’s inside the countless things we throw away. In turn examining just how wasteful consumer culture can be, it highlighted the potential to reuse and repurpose objects in a creative way.
Soon enough, dina began to grow a following online and attract client work, inspiring her to dedicate more time to studying animation using online courses. Now, taking products apart has turned into a full-time career.
Today, dina loves to explore the intersections between various disciplines, describing her work as “one big bowl of all the things I love mixed together; stop motion, making, junk, maybe food, culture among many other things.”
See more from dina on her website and Instagram.