My name is Rafiq Elmansy, I'm a design consultant, an educator and author. Also, I teach at the American University in Cairo and the founder of online design thinking magazine; www.designorate.com. I possess more than 17 years experience in the design industry with clients around the globe including United States,… Read More
My name is Rafiq Elmansy, I'm a design consultant, an educator and author. Also, I teach at the American University in Cairo and the founder of online design thinking magazine; www.designorate.com. I possess more than 17 years experience in the design industry with clients around the globe including United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Australia. My design clients include the United Nation, World Bank, Adobe Systems Inc., Schneider, Zendesk, and Insala. I hold a master degree in design management (with Distinction) from Staffordshire University UK.
I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Education Leader, and Adobe Certified Expert. i teach for Adobe certified training centers such as Academy Class, UK. I have been working closely with Adobe teams in developing new products as part of the prerelease program and I'm currently an official writer for Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams.
My books and articles are published by various of publishers including Taylor and Francis, Focal Press, O’Reilly Media, and John Wiley. My published books include: Teach Yourself Visually SEO, Illustrator Foundations, Photoshop 3D for Animators, Photoshop 3D for Animators (Japanese version), and Quick Guide to Flash Catalyst. His books are available on Amazon.
My articles are published on both academic and industrial publications including the Design Management Review journal, Adobe Inspire magazine, Smashing Magazine, and Tuts Plus network, and was translated into different languages including Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Turkish, Persian and others. Rafiq is the founder of Designorate web-based magazine that focuses on design thinking, design management, and design business. Visit my Publication page for more details.
My design creative work is exhibited in many locations including Croatia, South Korea, South Africa, Brazil, and Spain. Also, I'm a jury board member in acknowledged design competitions including the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Poster for Tomorrow, and A’Design Awards and Competitions." Read Less
- Senior creative designer
- Book and articles author
- Adobe expert, community professional and certified expert
- Design and technology instructor
- Illustrator Foundations, published by FocalPress, November 5th, 2012.
- Photoshop 3D for Animators, published by FocalPress, November 18th, 2010.
- Quick Guide to Flash Catalyst, published by O’Reilly Media, August 18th, 2011.