Arabic Graphic Designer freelancer in Dubai

This is Nihad nadam Arabic Graphic Designer freelancer in Dubai.

Nihad Nadam Biography

From his early beginnings in Syria – one of the most ancient civilizations on earth – Nihad has been mystified by his rich artistic heritage and cross cultural dialogue in all its forms. For him, letters and words are the essence of life, and visual representations of thoughts, ideas, and feelings form the basis of our understanding of the world and the millions of connections we make within it.
Although his professional life also sees him engage heavily in creativity, Nihad’s true passion lies in Arabic calligraphy and his life’s mission is to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, this ancient art form. Having participated at more than 15 regional exhibitions on Arabic calligraphy and art, and speaking frequently at related events, Nihad is an eminent authority on the topic. He lectures on Advanced Arabic Calligraphy and Typography solutions and provides workshops with similar themes in major universities and schools in the region. In addition to this, Nihad is a member of several art communities and communication platforms that aim to preserve Arabic calligraphy and typography heritage through the use of creative technology.

Hello, It's Nihad Nadam

My name is Nihad Nadam, an Arabic digital artist, graphic designer, Arabic calligrapher freelancer, I operate from Dubai and from Istanbul.. Cntact me, Let's talk

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Creative Strategist & Graphic Designer & Digital Artist

Innovative, passionate bilingual creative director and marketing communications leader with over 20 years of experience designing and implementing strategies and products in support of corporate branding objectives. Translate subject matter into original compositions that integrate traditional print designs as well as social media, content marketing, digital, and video platforms. Known as artist who started Arabic digital publishing and typography movement. Excellent team motivation, interpersonal, analytical, and collaborative skills in coordinating potential changes and operating within budgets. Develop positive relationships with clients and vendors to negotiate timelines and deliverables, build loyalty, and consistently exceed revenue and market share objectives.

Arabic Graphic Designer freelancer in Dubai

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Marketing & Social Media Campaigns
  • Graphic Design, Calligraphy & Typography
  • New Product Launches & Project Management
  • Corporate Brand, Logos & e-Commerce
  • UX / UI Design & Development
  • WP Website Design and implementation
  • E-Commerce
  • Content Creation & Management
  • Process Improvement & Change Management
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Strategic Planning & Budgeting
  • Event Management
  • Aviation (ISP) Digital transformation
  • Oracle Fusion Applications

Professional Experience

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Arabic Creative Consultant – Digital Artist

2011 – Present

Consult on creative design, layout, e-marketing solutions, and Arabic content for Middle Eastern market. Clients include NYU (USA), Brill (Netherlands) DecoType (Netherlands), and Winsoft (France).

Key Achievements

  • Achieved high Google search ranking as Arabic digital artist with over 120K followers on Facebook and over 7K followers on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Created and launched leading website for names with Arabic calligraphy namearabic.com.

Arabic Graphic Designer freelancer in Dubai

UAS international Trip Support

Marketing & Creative Director

UAS INTERNATIONAL TRIP SUPPORT – Dubai, UAE | 2013 – 2018

Create vision, marketing strategy, and branding for firm through events, displays, advertising, website creation, social media campaigns, and software UX / UI design. Manage projects for new technology products and events from inception through production. Mentor, coach, and manage high-performance teams to exceed expectations and develop their careers. Analyze current processes and procedures and recommend/implement improvements.

Key Achievements

  • Increased sales by 10% through implementing innovative digital marketing initiatives.
  • Reduced event planning budget by over 20% since beginning of tenure through streamlining processes and negotiating favourable terms with vendors.
  • Developed email marketing campaign, customized newsletters, and promotions, resulting in increased repeat business as well as market share.
  • Led digital transformation through designing internal ERP application and external client platform.
  • Awarded Marketer of the Year in 2015 by American Marketing Association (Houston Chapter) for best marketing achievement in sector.
  • Fostered environment that supported innovation through continuous training, resulting in numerous employee promotions.
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Creative Products Manager (MENA)

WinSoft International (Adobe ME), Dubai, UAE | 2010 – 2012

Directed launch, marketing strategy, and end-user training for Adobe CS 5 / 5.5 in MENA region at creative firm that develops products for start-up, medium, and established publishers. Managed Arabic typography and calligraphy projects.

Key Achievements

  • Increased awareness of Arabic typography and digital calligraphy through facilitating hands-on workshops at Universities in Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, KSA, Tunisia, and Lebanon.
  • Instrumental in launching first online Arabic digital calligraphy tool www.eMashq.com and first Arabic version of Serif products, www.serif.com.
  • Created and maintained online Arabic social network web pages and profiles.
  • Successfully expanded Middle Eastern customer base, serving as brand ambassador.
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Principal & Creative Director

AD FORCE1, Dubai, UAE | 2007 – 2010

Founded and ran design studio in Dubai, UAE with a branch in Damascus, Syria to created Arabic content and designs, grow team from 3 to 18 employees.

Key Achievements

  • Launched and developed 50+ brands including major projects for The Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar, (Najm) Credit Cards, and Intercontinental Hotel YAS Island.
    Developed creative to enhance global brand awareness for Nivea and Samsung including creating first Arabic website content for Samsung.
  • Created and maintained online Arabic social network web pages and profiles.
  • Successfully expanded Middle Eastern customer base, serving as brand ambassador.
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Arabic Art Director

PROMOSEVEN, Dubai, UAE | 2000 – 2005

Delivered Arabic design solutions to distinguished clients such as BMW, McDonalds, Coca-Cols, Land Mark, RakBank, BankMuscat, Standard Chartered, and Emaar. Identified typography, and calligraphy designs for marketing campaigns.

Education & Training

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Professional Certificate in Multimedia & Design

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE | 2005 – 2007

Other Training

Fine Art, Agile Project Management • Adobe Experience Design CC • Graphic Design
Foundations of UX: Multi-device Design, Creating Scenarios, Storyboards, Ideation, Prototyping
Smartsheet Citified User • Aviation Professional Development Program, NBAA
English Language for Business at Oxford House College • Management Skills • Branding • Content Marketing Fundamentals • Documentary Film Direction • Facebook for Business • LinkedIn for Business • Social Media Marketing with Facebook and Twitter • Web Analytics Fundamentals • Web Design • Webinar Fundamentals Arabic Graphic Designer freelancer in Dubai

Honors & Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility 2014

Issuer: Aviation Business

Appreciation Certificate 2014

Issuer: University of Sharja

Maxima cum laude 2005

Issuer: American University of Sharjah

Appreciation Certificate 2017

Issuer: Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services

UAS Champion 2016

Issuer: UAS International Trip Support

Marketer of the Year 2015

Issuer: American Marketing Association’s Houston Chapter

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