Ian Bakar

Senior Designer

Arlington, VA, USA
Memorable and influential design thrives in its details and its intentions. Through well researched, intelligent and meaningful creative efforts, individuals and organizations will better share their ideas, experiences, products and services to positively impact their communities and audiences.

Ian is a graduate of George Mason University's Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Open to freelance/project-by-project work and other opportunities.

Work Experience


Graphic & Web Designer

Collaborating within the creative services team to produce magazine layouts, posters, direct mail postcards, business cards, long-format documents, email campaigns, websites, landing pages and various branding materials for clients. I utilize creative ideas, typography and image editing skills to produce and enhance print and web communication materials. I often work directly with clients when needed in assessing and solving problems.
October 2017 - Present Maryland, United States


Art Director

August 2016 - Present Washington, District of Columbia, United States

American Retirement Association

Senior Graphic Designer

Designing brand and collateral for 16 conferences annually; including program guides, event signage, brochures and microsites. Also lead in the company’s rebrand transition to the umbrella organization of American Retirement
Association, re-creating the entire brand from logos to stationary, and online presence. Developed all new logos for the ARA and its 4 sister organizations. Created all in-house print and web productions. Designated as design
director for the associations 2 quarterly magazines.
October 2014 - July 2016 Arlington, Virginia, United States

National Basketball Association

Graphic Design Intern

This project was hands on during an internship at the NBA Summer League July 11- 21 in Las Vegas, some work done prior and a majority on scene. Design work involved promotional and marketing materials, online and print, for the National Basketball Association Summer League's 10th Anniversary, an annual two-week event featuring the top new talent in the NBA, prior to the regular season. Some collateral included event programs, posters, schedules, web ads, billboards and in-arena signage. On-scene design included social media images for Facebook and Twitter outlets and in-arena/court-side digital signage.
April 2014 - July 2014 United States

Sports Symposium, Inc.

Lead Graphic Designer

October 2010 - November 2014 United States


George Mason University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Information Design

January 2006 - May 2014 Fairfax, Virginia, United States


English (Fluent),
Bengali (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),
Arabic (Native),


Branding, Adobe CC, Adobe CS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Art, Creative, Creative Direction, Direction, Editorial, Graphic Design, Illustration, Infographics, Logos, Print, Sports Branding, Squarespace, Typography, Web,