I'm a senior graphic designer and art director based in Dubai, UAE, with strong, established skills in business communication.
I've been working in the design industry for over ten years, and been in Dubai since 2006. In this time I've acquired a wide understanding of many of the design and communication issues relating to clients doing business in the Middle-East.
My strengths lie in the ability to actively listen and ask relevant questions during client briefs which leads to a greater understanding. I have strong research and creative brainstorming techniques and experience of managing creative teams.
Hard-working and committed with incredibly high standards and attention to detail, I love to be challenged. I'm also particularly interested in design education – both to learn and to pass on knowledge – and collaboration with other creative professionals.
I'm currently employed as a full-time graphic designer in Dubai and not actively pursuing freelance opportunities.
Thanks to the various graphic design agencies and clients that gave me the opportunity to create the design work shown here, in particular Cubic in Nottingham, UK and Origin Communications in Dubai, UAE.
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I’ve been receiving a huge amount of correspondence recently which falls into three categories: applications for jobs, offers of work (mostly freelance) and requests for information about moving to Dubai or becoming a graphic designer. I feel a weird sort of guilt when I ignore these unsolicited and misguided messages so I’m writing this post to hopefully try to alleviate that feeling.Read More