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Rana Zaher

Illustrator & Graphic Designer | contemporary design gallery coordinator

Beirut, Lebanon

Work Experience

Joy Mardini Design Gallery

Coordinator

April 2016 - Present Beirut, Lebanon

Self-Employed

Illustration / Design Freelancer

Ever since my second year in AUB, I've been doing freelance work, both as a designer and an illustrator. Freelancing has its ups and downs, but in a way, it makes me improve my work and be open to constructive criticism from clients.
its an amazingly competitive field, but it's a huge passion of mine, and I am hoping it gets to be my future occupation.
January 2009 - Present Beirut, Lebanon

Art Factum Gallery

Coordinator

•• Managing the gallery space and all administrative elements related to it:
• Currently designing all visuals and stationary (invitation cards, newsletters, catalogues, pamphlets...)
• Supervising all international shipment and freight forwarding accounts (import & export) regarding artwork transactions to and from the gallery
• In charge of editing and copywriting all texts and press-related subjects concerning the gallery
• Managing applications into international art fairs, attending, and co-managing the events themselves (UPCOMING: Art Dubai 2015, Design Days Dubai 2015, Design Miami/Basel/ 2015)
• Co-managing exhibitions (set-up) and exhibition opening nights (sales, client relations)
December 2014 - Lebanon

Art Factum Gallery

Managing Assistant

October 2011 - Present Beirut, Lebanon

Education

American University Of Beirut

MA in Archaeology

September 2014 - Present Lebanon

American University Of Beirut

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Majored in Graphic Design
September 2007 - June 2011 Beirut, Lebanon

Languages

English (Native),
Arabic (Fluent),
French (Conversational),

Awards

Beirut Design Week

Poster Design Winner

2013

Areen Organization

Nomination for Best Creative Project

2011

Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Book Binding, Digital Painting, Etching, Illustration, Inking, Linoleum Printing, Sketchbook Pro, Sketching, Traditional Painting, Writing,