Currently based in Dubai
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts (MFA), USA
Jacksonville University, USA
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (BFA)
Wichita State University, USA
Art Director - Leo Burnett / Doha, Qatar - 11.2019 - Present
Embedded in Qatar Foundation communications team and working closely with the Creative Director to develop creative concepts. Collaborate with other members of the creative team to develop relevant project strategies. Generate a range of ideas and designs to solve client’s marketing problems, and produce effective and compelling design for all elements of the creative solution, including interface design, typography, layout and iconography.
Senior Creative Manager - Qanect / Doha, Qatar - 09.2013 - 09.2014
Designing, developing, and producing materials to supporting all existing clients. Working on pitches for potential clients. Managing graphic designers and working in a team to produce most of the BTL and ATL work. Assisting in planning and art directing photo shoots.
Senior Graphic Designer - Memac Ogilvy / Doha, Qatar - 09.2012 - 09.2013
Responsible for seeing all projects through to completion. Worked closely with the Marketing Team to create collateral, promotional and advertising pieces. Supported the Sales Team in creating necessary sales material.
Freelancer / 09.2008 - 09.2012
Graphic Designer - Memac Ogilvy / Jeddah, KSA - 09.2006 - 06.2008
Created and finalized ideas and design artwork to the overall brief. Worked well in a team, with printers, copywriters, photographers, other designers & account executives to deliver artwork according to the agreed deadline.
Graphic Designer - Fullstop Advertising / Jeddah, KSA - 09.2005 - 09.2006
Involved in brainstorming sessions and creating artwork suitable to the client and account director's brief. Worked one on one with a copy writer and art director as a team, handling monthly and yearly projects for specific clients.
TA for Intro to Computer Graphics / School of Art & Design (WSU) - 01.2005 - 05.2005
Assisted in teaching Introduction to Computer Graphics class to Freshman students. Teaching the basics of design principles and providing activities to fully gain knowledge of all the computer programs necessary for studying the graphic design major.
Assistant Web Designer - WSU / School of Art & Design (WSU) - 08.2004 - 01.2005
Assisted in updating the company's website on a daily basis.
Assistant Web Designer - Stifel Nicolaus / Wichita, KS - 10.2004 - 01.2005
Assisted in updating and designing the School of Art & Design website on a daily basis.
Dean’s Honor Roll - Wichita State University - Fall 2001
President’s Honor Roll - Butler County Community College - Fall 2002
School of Art & Design Scholarship (WSU) - Fall 2002
Heriford Scholarship Award (WSU) - Spring 2003
SGA International Student Scholarship (WSU) - Spring 2003
Member of American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) - Fall 2003
Training & Related Career Experience:
‘Photography Art Course’ - Accademia Europea Di Firenze - Italy - Nov. 2008
‘Raising the Bar’ - Creative Workshop - Memac Ogilvy - Bahrain - Sept. 2007