Wajeeha Abbasi

Illustrator, Graphic Designer

Karachi, Pakistan

Work Experience

Wasabi Illustrations

Illustrator, Graphic Designer

Clients & Collaboration:
British Council, Made in Arts London, NASA, Ladybird Books, The London Design Festival, Victoria and Albert Museum, Coca-Cola EU, Herald, Ugly Duck, Ogilvy, Maker Faire UK, Zuria Dor, The Doodle Bar, Luna Rosa, Sam Way, Unwinnable, Matter Advertising Egypt, Indireads Publications, City FM 89, National Foods, Express Tribune, T2F

Exhibitions, Features & Awards:
Featured artist in The Floating Magazine - July 2017
Exhibited at the 'Jumma Hafta Art Bazaar 2017' at T2F Karachi - July 2017
Exhibited at Pakistan Youth Convention held in Dubai - May 2017
Featured artist in the 'Make Nice' blog - April 2017
Exhibited and Featured in Made In Arts London Collection 2015- 2017
Featured Illustrator for SE1 Elephant & Castle City Hunt for Ugly Duck, UK - 2015
Exhibited at London Design Festival as a winner of Best Interactive Installation prize for Ladybird Publications 100th Year Contest, UK - 2015
Featured in Elephant Magazine for Ladybird Publications Prize, UK - 2015
Featured in 'Digital Arts' for Ladybird Publications Prize, UK - 2015
Featured in UAL Blog for Ladybird Publications Prize, UK - 2015
Featured Illustrator for Coca Cola EU and Ogilvy, Coke Truck UK - 2015
Recipient of Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship at London College of Communication, UAL -2014 - 2015
Featured work in Mango Popsicle - 2013


January 2010 - Pakistan

British Council

Manager Brand and Design

Managing the brand identity and digital and print design for the British Council in Pakistan. As a part of Marketing and Communications team, supporting the Strategic Business Units with their various projects related to arts, society and education. Dealing with freelance designers, photographers, film-makers, illustrators and event managers to create brand-compliant collateral. Brand Champion trained by the British Council global brand team.
May 2016 - Pakistan

Ogilvy & Mather

Graphic Designer

British American Tobacco (BAT) on Dunhill, Benson and Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, Capstan by Pall Mall, Gold Flake Style, Trade and Internal BAT campaigns.

Worked on pitches for Engro and Rhyma. Packaging design, Print and Digital advertising. Won both the pitches for Ogilvy, Karachi.

Other projects: Mondelez, Kolson, JS investments and JS Bank
January 2013 - February 2014 Karachi, Pakistan

Education

London College Of Communication

MA Illustration and Visual Media

MA Illustration and Visual Media
September 2014 - December 2015 United Kingdom

Indus Valley School Of Art And Architecture

Bachelors in Communication Design

January 2009 - Karachi, Pakistan

Languages

English (Advanced),
Urdu (Advanced),

Skills

Advertising, Art-direction, Corporate Identity Development, Digital And Film Photography, Graphic Designer, Illustration, Offline Marketing, Photoshop, Social Media, Typography,