Ramzi Al-Arabi

Creative Director

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Work Experience

Multi Solutions Hub

Marketing & Communication Director

• Establishing creative direction and prototype development for company-wide widget initiative across entire MSH family of brands including MSH Trading, Interactive World and Petra Systems.
• Developing, implementing, and evaluating the annual communications and marketing plan across the network's discreet audiences in collaboration with the MSH team and constituents.
• Managing the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, social media platforms and MSH's websites.
• Overseeing implementation of the Marketing strategy - including campaigns, events, digital marketing, and PR.
• Working closely with the company’s Sales team; enabling them to meet their commercial objectives by providing them with appropriate tools, materials and presentations.
• Directing the creative team and all creative activities within, including, but not limited to, developing creative briefs and design concepts to meet business objectives.
February 2015 - Present Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Modernity

Marketing Manager/Creative Director

Marketing Manager and Conceptual Creative Director working as a senior member of a holding company creating strategic advertising campaigns, marketing communications, designs for print, motion graphics and interactive installations.

• Helped creating opportunities for new initiatives to drive Brand forward through images and marketing communications.
• Designed and oversee promotional activities, website and business presentations.
• Handled planning, budgeting, scheduling and overseeing progress of multiple projects.
• Developed brand positioning and design strategies across all platforms of corporate communications, corporate branding and identity, product branding, packaging and retail environments.
December 2009 - January 2015 Irbid, Jordan

E-Portal Holding Co.

Group Creative Director

Creative Director working as a senior member of an Information Technology, building their websites and marketing collaterals side-by-side with developing branding strategies and advertising campaigns.

• Prepared artworks for print using dye-cuts, bleed, spot colors…
• Built and maintained a strong relationship with printing houses and advertising agencies.
• Art directed and designed the group’s websites.
• Art directed and designed marketing collaterals and brand guidelines.
• Designed an integrated campaign to restore the company's name in clients' minds and open new business opportunities.
October 2008 - October 2009 Kuwait

Art Gate

Associate Creative Director

Working as a senior member of a design studio within an advertising agency, creating integrated design solutions for lifestyle brands across a broad spectrum including Nuqul Group, Aramex, Hannover, and the internet.

• Participated in creating ideas for various advertising campaigns.
• Art directed and designed ads for outdoor signage.
• Art directed and designed "Ajial" Newspaper.
• Handled 95% of branding and re-branding tasks for many clients.
May 2006 - August 2008 Jordan

The Pearl-Qatar

Graphic Designer

Designing across variety of disciplines, including interactive and print design for a celebrated real estate company, working closely with the Creative Director.

• Developed brand position and guidelines to be followed in advertising and media production.
• Reviewed and discussed all Ads done by other agencies.
• Designed different types of media, including flash presentations and story boarding.
• Managed the Arabic copyrighting process.
June 2005 - April 2006 Qatar

GAA Jordan

Art Director

Part of a big design team, forming an integral element of a dynamic, deep - rooted advertising agency, collaborating with the Marketing department.

• Designed print media, press ads, out door ads and interactive presentations.
• Developed and maintained a strong relationship with major clients such as "Hashemite Royal Court, Sharp, Candy and Nissan…".
• Offered practical solutions for presentations and pitching.
April 2000 - May 2005 Jordan

Lina Arts

Graphic Designer

Graphic designer working as part of a team of designers integral to the marketing department of a small, fast growing design studio.

• Designed business cards.
• Handled scanning, photos retouching, and printing out.
• Designed a local commercial guidebook.
• Designed and produced student's graduation papers and display.
February 1996 - March 2000 Irbid, Jordan

Education

Yarmouk University

Masters of Media & Communication

2010 - 2013 Irbid, Jordan

Yarmouk University

Bachelors of Fine Arts

2000 - 2005 Irbid, Jordan

Yarmouk University Union

Certificate in Graphic Design

1999 - 1999 Jordan

ICVAD

Certificate in Creative Direction.

2007 - 2007 Australia

Languages

English (Fluent),
Arabic (Native),

Awards

Gam Magazine

Award of excellence

2004

Lina Arts

First Place Poster Design

2006

Graphic Design Club

Logo Design Competition: Silver

2007

International Center For Visual Arts & Design (ICVAD)

Top 10 Arab Designers of 2009

2009

Skills

Adobe Creative Suit, Advertising, Art Direction, Branding, Campaign Conception And Delivery, Client Liason, Comprehensive Knowledge Of Print Media Production And Pre-press., Conception And Art Direction For Film/Radio/Motion Graphics, Copywriting, Corporate Communication, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Marketing Communication, Media, Media Buying , Painting, Pitching And Presentations, Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, Team Mentoring And Leadership, TV & Radio, Typography And Photography, Visual Communication, Web Design,

Interests

Oil Colors Painting, Sculpturing, Interior Design and Writing.

Publications

2005: Graphic Design book. The first Arabic book discussing Graphic Design in details / 450 pages / Publisher: Dar Al-Yousef, Lebanon. 2008: Published the second edition of "Graphic Design" book.