S.M Ammar Kazmi House no 214 block-A Revenue Employees Cooperative Housing Society Johar Town Lahore, Punjab, 54000, Pakistan Cell: +92 333 4364 385 Email: kazmi.ammar@yahoo.com Was born on 17th November 1973 in Lahore. Early education was from Lahore. Did Masters in Graphic Design from HUNERKADA Islamabad in 1997. A designer by profession, started design career in 1997 with Daily Jang, Pakistan's largest selling newspaper. This job was started full time after just doing Masters. During the stay in daily Jang; started writing English and Urdu articles on various socioeconomic issues. After leaving Jang Group in 2000, worked as an Art Director for BMA Technology (software house), Islamabad, Topical (Design and publishing house), and Dot Print (Design and publishing house), Lahore. In 2006 established own Design house/ ad agency and continued writing as part time for daily Jang Lahore, The News Lahore, daily Aajkal & daily Mashriq Lahore. In 2012 worked as a Project Manager for Institute of Peace and Secular Studies. Project was about De-radicalization. I arranged various competitions amongst different age groups such as Poster Design Competition, Poetry and Essay writing Competition across Punjab. I designed the promotional material for this campaign to be sent to different schools, colleges and universities. To have a maximum participation I obtained the database of addresses of all the Educational Institutions of Punjab by using my journalistic link with Higher Education Commission. I personally visited Educational Institutions. For that I visited several schools and colleges in Lahore, Kot Radha Kishan, Kasur, Chuniyan etc. I used my personal links in this connection with the principals, head of departments, dean, lecturers and school heads and got almost four thousands and five hundred entries from thirty six districts of Punjab. In a nut shell I would like to state that I solely managed this project and made it successful. Represented Pakistani writers in the SAARC Summit 2011 in New Delhi, India. Wrote and presented research paper on the "Literary Legacy of Tagore, Faiz, and Nazrul Islam". Attending and addressing various Seminars of NGOs like FNF, Individual land Pakistan etc. Articles Published in: Daily Jang Rawalpindi/Lahore The News Lahore Daily Aaj Kal Lahore Daily Mashriq Lahore References: Jamal Shah (Director Hunerkada, Lahore and Islamabad.) 1992-2007 Hunerkada, NCA, Fatima Jinnah Women University. 1984-86 Head of Fine Arts Department University Of Balochistan Quetta.  2007 Executive Director/ Visual Arts Division, National Art Gallery (PNCA) House 217-B Margalla Road ,F-10/3 Islamabad Ph: 051-2211152 051-2211153,  Email: jamalshah56@gmail.com hunrkada@isb.comsats.net.pk jamalshah56@gmail.com jamalshah@hunerkada.edu.pk M Akhter Javed (Director Pakistan museum of natural history Islamabad Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Garden Avenue, H-7 Islamabad, Pakistan-44000 Email: m.akhterjaved@facebook.com m_akhterjaved@live.com Mobile: +92 332 5123 549 Work: +92 51 519 252 090 Syed Mayed Ali (Professional Journalist chief reporter The News Lahore) Email: alimayed@hotmail.com Ph: 04236367481-3 cell no: 03008480632 Sohaib Marghub (Magazine Editor Daily Jang Lahore) Email: sohaib.marghub@hotmail.com ph: 04236367481-3

Work Samples

  • Portfolio

  • Social Media Designs

  • Volunteer Campaign to Support Democracy in Pakistan

Work History

  • Art director/ owner

    • Prominent ad interiors
    • Lahore, Pakistan
    • Sep 2006 - Present (7 years 9 months)

    I am running my design house with my experience and superior creative skills and also enhancing business. Directing & designing multimedia campaigns such as web designing, designing of Computer based training program CD's, Interactive CD's, TV commercials, modeling photo shoots, outdoor advertising & complete print media campaigns

  • Project Manager

    • Institute of Peace and Secular Studies
    • Lahore, Pakistan
    • Nov 2012 - Feb 2013 (3 months)

    I worked as a Project Manager for Institute of Peace and Secular Studies. Project was about De-radicalization. I arranged various competitions amongst different age groups such as Poster Design Competition, Poetry and Essay writing Competition across Punjab. I designed the promotional material for this campaign to be sent to different schools, colleges and universities. To have a maximum participation I obtained the database of addresses of all the Educational Institutions of Punjab by using my journalistic link with Higher Education Commission. I personally visited Educational Institutions. For that I visited several schools and colleges in Lahore, Kot Radha Kishan, Kasur, Chuniyan etc. I used my personal links in this connection with the principals, head of departments, dean, lecturers and school heads and got almost four thousands and five hundred entries from thirty six districts of Punjab. In a nut shell I would like to state that I solely managed this project and made it successful. Although it was just four months project yet I experienced a lot in this time frame. Prominent ad interiors

  • Art director

    • Dot Print
    • Lahore, Pakistan
    • Jul 2005 - Aug 2006 (1 year 1 month)

    Directing & creating concepts for primary and secondary packaging for various brands. Handling all print media promotional campaign from concept to completion of the project

  • Creative Director

    • Topical
    • Lahore, Pakistan
    • Aug 2002 - Jun 2005 (2 years 10 months)

    Worked relentlessly from conception to completion on designing brand-centric printed & multimedia/ web designing for local & international brands. Directing designing various print media campaigns. BMA technology

  • Art director

    • BMA technology
    • Islamabad, Pakistan
    • Aug 2000 - Jul 2002 (1 year 11 months)

    Directing designing & developing concepts for Web templates, CBT's, Interactive CD's & Interface design templates Daily Jang Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Graphic designer

    • Daily Jang
    • Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    • Jan 1997 - Jun 2000 (3 years 5 months)

    Create editorial layouts for daily & weekly issues of Details magazine. Develop design concepts, photo direction, graphic icons, photo illustrations and type treatments for front of book sections and well features.

Education

  • Hunerkada School of Visual & Performing arts

    • 1997

Specialties

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