Gamal elfiky

Art Director

Cairo, Egypt

Work Experience

Mariat

Media Centar Manger

manage staff, allocate resources to manage campus computer media centers, and provide technical support services to company, staff; act as an internal consultant in the growth of the Commercial media function.
1) Supports communication objectives by selecting audiovisual media; producing media programs.
2) Manages, plans, designs, and implements educational media in a growing technical landscape College-wide; coordinates with other departments to consolidate media efforts and provide point of contact for media services.
3) Maintain entire site, incorporate SEO, repurpose content and build new pages and sections as needed
4) Create and install videos, audio slideshows, QR codes, wallpapers, and other multimedia items; plus assist with departmental presentations, as needed
5) Coordinates departmental production schedule
6) Produce weekly email newsletters
7) Oversees and coordinates media for district special events.
8) Manages computer media center staff and budgets, evaluates quality of services provided, and ensures appropriate scheduling; schedules and evaluates staff, and assigns tasks and projects; trains staff in the policies and procedures for use of computer and media equipment and materials.
9) Prepares and processes reports, forms, and procedures for electronic, web, and print distribution for internal documentation or public distribution of information related to support and services provided.
10) Assesses computer and media center hardware and support needs; manages equipment and supplies inventory, and prepares purchase recommendations consistent with needs and goals
11) Day-to-day management and development of editorial content on social media platforms, including tweets, posts and discussions
12) Proactively interacting with online communities across all platforms
13) Using social media monitoring tools to monitor conversations and report on metrics
14) Leads Development team in initiatives to support all Development projects and operations.
15) Coordinates development research activities.
March 2011 - Present Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Palms & Dates Magazine

Art Director

responsible for the way a magazine looks. present the words and images in a way that is easy for the reader to digest, with high visual impact, covers all aspects of layout, design and photography.
1) Lead creative sessions for project kick-offs.
2) laying out pages for the magazine, often to tight deadlines
3) discussing design and layout ideas with the editor and other colleagues.
4) Manage team members.
5) commissioning and briefing photographers on the style and format of shots required.
6) choosing the best images to use, either from commissioned pictures or stock library photography.
7) commissioning illustrators to produce any graphics needed.
8) sketching out and designing the cover - which must always look distinctive to attract buyers.
9) drafting rough sketches of the cover design for discussion, then producing the final layout.
10) anticipating trends and setting the magazine’s overall visual style
Hire, train and direct staff members who develop design concepts into art layouts or who prepare layouts for printing.
11) controlling the art budget.
April 2011 - Present Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Umbrella Communications

Creative director

charge with determining the best ways for Agency to visually represent company’s identity online.
development of high-level concepts for design projects.
involves working with internal and external clients, pitching designs, and understanding client needs.
develop visual designs, and at other times, responsible for recruiting and managing third party design firms as well as internal design resources.

1) Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach, and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video and sound.
2) Review and approve proofs of printed copy and art and copy materials developed by staff members.
3) Manage own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
4) Confer with creative, art, copy-writing, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts, and to coordinate creative activities.
5) Present final layouts to clients for approval.
6) Confer with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques.
7) Hire, train and direct staff members who develop design concepts into art layouts or who prepare layouts for printing.
8) Work with creative directors to develop design solutions.
9) Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
10) Attend photo shoots and printing sessions to ensure that the products needed are obtained.
11) Create custom illustrations or other graphic elements.
12) Mark up, paste, and complete layouts, and write typography instructions to prepare materials for typesetting or printing.
13) Negotiate with printers and estimators to determine what services will be performed.
14) Conceptualize and help design interfaces for multimedia games, products and devices.
15) Prepare detailed storyboards showing sequence and timing of story development for television production.
16) Provide quality control over concepts and projects.
17) Manage team members.
18) Work with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals.
19) Supervise and inspire the creative team of vendor partners; generate multiple concepts for a campaign or project.
20) Manage multiple projects from concept through completion.
January 2012 - September 2012 Saudi Arabia

Senergy

Graphic Design Instructor

Working from agreed design briefs, graphic designers produce innovative solutions to communication problems that combine both written and visual elements.

1) Teach up to 250 hours of in class instruction per week.
2) Maintain positive rapport with all students and create a positive learning environment to adequately communicate lessons.
3) Enforce the student management and disciplinary policies of the Institute.
4) Act as an advisor outside of class to support students that require additional training or assistance.
5) Perform clerical duties, as required, relating to textbooks, instructional supplies, student reports and records, attendance reports, etc.
6) Participate in curriculum development and planning with other Design Instructors and the Director of Academics.
7) Utilize technology when teaching including interactive whiteboards and projectors.
June 2009 - April 2011 Cairo, Egypt

Quantum Pro

Art Director

charge with determining the best ways for Company to visually represent company’s identity.
development of high-level concepts for design projects.

1) Adopt the company’s creative methodology and structure in general.
2) Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach, and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video and sound.
3) Review and approve proofs of printed copy and art and copy materials developed by staff members.
Research and assist the Creative Director on multiple projects.
4) Confer with creative, art, copy-writing, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts, and to coordinate creative activities.
5) Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
6) Create custom illustrations or other graphic elements.
Create audio-visual concepts that work on different media platforms.
7) Mark up, paste, and complete layouts, and write typography instructions to prepare materials for typesetting or printing.
8) Work with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals.
Collaborate with storyboard artists to achieve premium boards for presentation.
June 2009 - March 2011 Egypt

APPH

Art Director

charge with determining the best ways for Company to visually represent company’s identity online.
development of high-level concepts for design projects.
involves working with internal and external clients, pitching designs, and understanding client needs.
develop visual designs, and at other times, responsible for recruiting and managing third party design firms as well as internal design resources.

1) Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach, and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video and sound.
2) Review and approve proofs of printed copy and art and copy materials developed by staff members.
3) Confer with creative, art, copy-writing, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts, and to coordinate creative activities.
4) Present final layouts to clients for approval.
5) Work with creative directors to develop design solutions.
6) Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
7) Attend photo shoots and printing sessions to ensure that the products needed are obtained.
8) Create custom illustrations or other graphic elements.
9) Mark up, paste, and complete layouts, and write typography instructions to prepare materials for typesetting or printing.
10) Provide quality control over concepts and projects.
11) Work with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals.
12) Supervise and inspire the creative team of vendor partners; generate multiple concepts for a campaign or project.
13) Manage multiple projects from concept through completion.
June 2009 - April 2011 Cairo, Egypt

Languages

Arabic (Native),
English (Advanced),

Skills

Experience: 10 Years Or Less , Experience: More Than 10 Years , Last Used: 1 Month Or Less, Last Used: 3 Months Or Less , Adobe Flash Level: Intermediate , Adobe Illustrator Level: Expert , Adobe Indesign Level: Expert , Adobe Photoshop Level: Expert , Excellent Dealing With INTERNET Level: Expert , IOS Level: Expert , Ms-Office Level: Expert , Windows OS All Ver Level: Expert , • Adobe Director Level: Expert ,