RESUME 

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY 

Animation & Graphic Design Professional with 7+ years of experience working with a wide variety of programs and media

Key Skills
  • Creating marketing conference materials including brochures, flyers, agendas, logos, signage, social media graphics and digital asset

  • Creating motion graphic, 2D animation and infographics videos 

  • Extensive experience designing visuals to represent data or research findings 

  • Creating visual elements to represent data by designing charts, graphs and motion graphics 

  • Computer skills: Expert knowledge of Adobe CC Illustrator, Photoshop and other related video and photo apps. (After Effects, Anime, Flash, Aura, Excel…etc ).

Awards
  • 2018: Vice President Award for Excellence, The World Bank Group (USA)

  • 2013: Best Animation Award, Zanzibar International Film Festival (Zanzibar)

  • 2013: Special Picture Award, 3D Korea International Film Festival (Korea)

  • 2012: Best Animation Award, Digital Studio Awards, Dubai (UAE)

  • 2010: Golden Prize Award, Best Arabic Movie, 20th Cairo International Family and Children’s Film Festival (Egypt)

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Motion Graphic Designer                                                                              01/2019 – Present

PBS NewsHour, The Creative Group, DC (USA)

www.creativecircle.com

  • Work with researchers, reporters and a team of journalists to determine the best way to visualize data and provide daily infographics and creative designs for PBS NewsHour show and its editorial publication. My animation helps the audience to have a visual understanding of the news and other advertisement stories.

  • Collaborate with the creative team to develop data visualization, interactive maps, charts and graphics. I was able to provide the channel daily with 5 short animations to be used in the news hour and the social media platforms.

Corporate info Graphic Trainer (Freelancing)                                             06/2018 – 01/2019

Earth Justice, Washington, DC (USA)

  • Teaching a team of artist and designers the principles of animation and info graphic using Flash, Animate and after effect apps to improve the quality and the look of the designs of the company's social media platform.

  • Teaching private lessons to some designers in advanced animation and motion design.

 

International Consultant                                                                                05/2018 – 06/2018

The World Bank Group, Washington, DC (USA)

  • Created a brand for activities on Syrian refugees in the Middle East and North Africa region

  • Developed high quality graphic concepts for social inclusion and civil coexistence

 

Adjunct Professor of Animation/Computer Art                                          08/2012 – 04/2018

University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC (USA) 

  • Teach courses in fundamental motion design and advanced animation

  • Create animation segments in a digital studio environment with traditional and experimental animation

  • Build confidence in students on digital media and original animation work for portfolios

Teaching Artist                                                                                               10/2012 – 05/2014

Artrepeneurs, Inc. Arts on the Block, Germantown, MD (USA)

  • Contributed to the program “Excel Beyond the Bell,” aiming at supporting professional teaching artists in creative programs

  • Taught after-school art courses for underserved middle school students

  • Applied principles of advancing youth development to create healthy and safe teaching environment

Animation Team Supervisor                                                                          10/2010 – 02/2012

Blink Studios Co, Dubai, UAE

  • Worked in a multi-platform production studio targeting children and families in the Arab World

  • Contributed to award winning TV shows and movies for Cartoon Network Arabia and UAE Government

  • Created animations of cartoon characters for episodes of the children's TV show “Skatoony” by Cartoon Network

  • Supervised a team of artists in adhering to the animation style

  • Edited patterns, ornamentation, characters designs and outfit and prepared studies for face expressions to produce movie winning awards

 

 EDUCATION 

Bachelor of Fine Arts                                                                  

University of Damascus, Damascus

Ranked 1st most competitive university in Syria; accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education