Tarek Tarshahani

Art Director

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tarek fancies himself as a ‘hard client’ specialist. These are the players that demand high-quality work on severely tight deadlines. It’s in this pressure cooker that Tarek thrives.

His competitive edge and ‘extra-mile attitude’ are built into his work ethic and, as an insightful and an intuitive creative, Tarek has played a key role in giving clients fresh momentum across previously stale creative work.

Tarek’s one of the rare breed who identified a desire for an advertising career at an early age, and he followed this passion into university where he graduated with Honours. After only his first year in the industry, he earned the Silver award at the Young Lynx advertising competition.

Work Experience

Horizon FCB

Art Director

November 2015 - Present Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Y&R Dubai

Art Director

September 2014 - October 2015 United Arab Emirates

Leo Burnett Dubai

Art Director

• Key-role in rebooting creative work for du Telecom
• Took part in developing and implementing a creative friendly guideline for du Telecom
• Silver medal winner in the Young Lynx Print Competition
August 2012 - September 2014 United Arab Emirates

Y&R Dubai


• Beyond Beauty corporate and visual identity for Harvey Nichols
• HP product launch event
• Zee TV new communication strategy and visual identity
February 2012 - March 2012 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Arab International University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Visual communication Department

Graduated as a student of honer, first on my class.
Syrian Arab Republic


Arabic (Native),
Russian (Native),
English (Fluent),


Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival

Silver - Young Lynx print competition