Haifa Malhas

Art Director

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Generally speaking I'm a Visual Communicator. Which means I'm a graphic designer most of the time, but also an illustrator at times, and an animator at others. I'm a restless artist with a passion towards middle eastern art culture and integrated visual solutions.

Work Experience

LesFolies Designhaus

Art Director

Worked closely with the team to execute and deliver creative outcomes and strive for excellence in everything from concept to completion. Established branding guidelines and offered creative solutions to a wide range of clients. Re-designed various existing client printed materials to reflect updated content and branding changes. Worked in a variety of disciplines including print, motion, and interior graphics.
July 2011 - Present United Arab Emirates


Senior Graphic Designer

Joined Horizon DraftFCB Creative team as a Graphic Designer at first, and was soon promoted to a Senior Graphic Designer after helping the agency offer new media services on a low budget, helping both the agency and our clients during the recession. Aside from my responsibilities as a Graphic Designer, I was also conducting in-house photography sessions, extensive photo-retouching, producing broadcast level clips, 3D modelling and animation of mock-ups, stages, and images hard to find online
November 2008 - November 2010 Kuwait

Caviar Group


Joined Caviar during a transition from production house to an advertising agency. During which I was involved in Storyboarding, responsible Animation and Motion Graphics, as well as Print Ads. Learned to handle programs such as After Effects and 3Ds Max, including writing After effects expressions and MAXscripts. Some of my responsibilities also included retouching images and illustration.
June 2007 - November 2008 Kuwait


American University Of Sharjah

B.Sc. in Visual Communications

August 2003 - June 2007


English (Fluent),
Arabic (Native),


Adobe Aftereffects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4D,