Blog entries tagged "Middle East"

16 Apr 2013

Eskorte type family

I really like the look of the Eskorte Arabic-Latin type family by Rosetta Type Foundry

Eskorte type family - Arabic and Latin font
Eskorte type family - Arabic and Latin font
Eskorte Type Family - Arabic and Latin font

Eskorte is a hardworking Latin-Arabic type family with an uncomplicated, regular appearance that conveys a crisp, businesslike tone. Its compact range of styles has been designed for easy use by non-designers in offices of legal and academic institutions, and corporate environments. Eskorte supports Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and over ninety languages using the Latin script.

The various styles were designed together, resulting in a smooth, coherent style across the family. The italics take on livelier, more fluid forms that echo the design of the Arabic, allowing them to sit perfectly together, while the extrabold adds punch to official announcements and notices.

The Arabic was designed in consultation with Titus Nemeth.

Available on the Rosetta Type Foundry website


19 Oct 2012

Dubai Stop-Motion Animation

I made a (very) little stop-motion animation using Frameographer for the iPhone yesterday.

The ‘pieces’ of Dubai were printed onto paper, then mounted on card to stiffen them up. I’m looking forward to doing some more with this, and getting Jasmine involved too.


18 Apr 2011

Arabic-speaking Senior Designer required at Grow, Qatar

Following last weeks announcement that Qatar-based agency Grow were seeking a Creative Director, yesterday they announced they’re also looking for a Senior Arabic Designer (5 years + experience).

Download the job description here or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more details.

For an up-to-date list of careers at Grow, visit the Contact Us section of their website.


11 Apr 2011

Senior graphic design positions in the Middle East (Dubai and Doha)

I notice a couple of senior graphic design positions have been posted today and I thought I’d share them for anyone looking for work in Dubai or Doha

Senior Designer

We’re looking for an experienced designer to join our team. The successful candidate will head up our design team and work across our portfolio of magazines, which includes monthly luxury travel, lifestyle and home titles, as well as guides and supplements. They must have at least two years’ experience of working on magazines, have exceptional organisational skills and be able to bring the best out of those on their team.

The role includes a tax-free salary and subsidised hotel accommodation for the first month of employment in Dubai. Please email your CV, a covering letter which outlines your suitability for the position, and examples from your portfolio to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

via FormFiftyFive

Job Title: Creative Director
Company: grow
Location: Doha - Qatar
Field: Advertising/branding/design/digital
Job Functions: Art direction, branding and corporate Identity, creative direction, design, design management, web design

Creative Director for one of Qatar’s most creative independent advertising and design agencies focused on brands.

 Minimum 10 years experience.

Refreshingly creative, clever thinker, business mind. Great all-rounder. Bring great ideas to life, on brand and on budget.

At grow we believe “growing your brand is growing your business”.

 We’re into our 6th year, creating distinctive brands and communications for our clients primarily in education, hospitality, medical, real estate and financial services. We’re planning to open other grow offices in the region, (think travel) and exploring the digital world of iPhone apps and mobile marketing.

We’re looking for a talented, commercially astute Creative Director to lead grow into the next phase of our development and to inspire and motivate our small but enthusiastic team of designers. We need someone to lead and contribute to winning awards, increasing our client base and expand into new business areas.

Ideally you’re a great team leader and creative inspiration.

 A great all-rounder with experience in advertising, branding and digital. A thorough understanding of brand strategy and development, advertising campaigns and experience of digital media. You’ve got managerial and leadership skills to inspire and direct senior and junior designers, keeping them motivated and keen, while producing outstanding work, on time and on budget.

You have passionate and articulate client presentation skills to partner with the Managing Director and client services team to present the creative rationale for design directions.

Finally, a knowledge of production and print is essential, as is intricate attention to detail and an ability to run the creative and delivery process.

Above all, you really want to come to Qatar and live to be part of this huge growth story and really make your creative mark by helping grow to blossom and prosper.

Have a look at our website:

The creative director has more opportunity than most to make a difference:
• Directly influence a creative team and interact with management;
• Lift up and maintain the creative team spirit and potential;
• Create award-winning work;
• Foster an atmosphere that is harmonious and engender positive team spirit;
• Develop and implement structured systems and processes that work and are efficient and productive.
• Raise our potential and capacity for delivering outstanding work;
• Positively influence and contribute to grow’s expansion and success.
• Have a great sense of humour that is contagious.
• Be a really nice person who adds value in many, many ways.

We’re talented, we’re committed and we’re producing powerful, outstanding work for some of Qatar’s leading companies as well as International names. If you CAN do it all, then send us your résumé and PDF portfolio with a letter telling us why we should employ you.

Specific Skills
• BFA (or equivalent experience) in design with a minimum of 8-10+ years experience in corporate identity and brand development, ATL, BTL and TTL advertising.

• Creative excellence, expert in print production, web creative management, TVC and video, art direction, magazine design and layout. 

• Preferably an Award-winner as our creative standards are very high
• You know Mac design programs. Problem solver. Accountable. Lead a creative team.
• Understand and organise your team to meet strict timelines and budgets.
• Conceptualize, plan, design, and produce a wide range of graphic design and advertising material against the set strategic brief.

Be passionate about our company, embrace our philosophy, join us for the next phase of meteoric growth, above all, be grounded and have a great sense of humour!

In short, you have to be able to do it all - design, manage, direct and present.

A true talented all-rounder.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Received via email


11 Apr 2011

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Since I’m currently living in Qatar, I was interested to read this critique of Wolff Olins branding for the recently opened Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha on Under Consideration’s ‘Brand New’ channel

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

Its (Mathaf’s) identity is almost wholly expressed through typography, and attention has clearly been lavished in this area. As someone with little to no expertise in Arabic typography, I’ll refrain from making too many comments on that aspect, other than to say this is probably one of the more pleasing English / Arabic double version logo I have seen to date.

Read the entire review here

Via Brand New