ADVERTISING . VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS . GRAPHIC DESIGN

I am Mhd Gazwan Al Harash, a Syrian-born graphic designer and artist based in Dubai. I love exploring
vibrant and colorful concepts, and have a deep passion for urban art and culture. Design is my driving passion. Everything in my life is affected by it, life decisions are based upon it. Understanding how great design works – and showing others the importance of well thought out, beautiful design – is what I get the most joy from.

About

With more than 17 years of accumulated work experience, during which I worked in the fields of advertising and design at several advertising agencies in the Middle East and Gulf region, in addition to a substantial scientific background, which all together provided me with a very broad experience and many skills in this particular field of business. Thus, my experience is not limited to graphic design, development and innovation of brands and visual identities, as well as advertising campaigns, but also extends to the development of advertising campaign strategies, and media and marketing plans which are effectively applied by the marketing strategy in general. I also have a very good experience in the management of advertising agencies, the management of creativity team as well as the administrative coordination with other heads of departments.

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Key qualifications

Diverse hands-on design experience including experience in graphic design, “ATL, BTL, TTL” advertising, publishing, printing production and marketing.
Ability to create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.
Ability to come up with “Out of Box” ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problems.

Education

Faculty of Fine Arts- Damascus University Visual Communications “1996-2001”

Training and Certifications

Project Management “2003”  – Time to Profit Inc.-

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Cinema 4D