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Huthyfa Abdul Zahra
abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso
I designed Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center logo
Name: Huthyfa Abdul Zahra
Date of Birth: 13/04/1971
Languages: Arabic (Native) & English
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Contact Address: +971 50 682 9193
1999 M.A. Degree in Fine Arts(composition in cylinder seals) -Baghdad university
1997 B.A. degree in Fine Arts Baghdad university
1990 Baghdad College High School (Link to the American university- Beirut)
I have over 10 years of experience in professional graphic design. I’m Artist, Ilustrator & Art director with professional experience in both corporate and creative environments, extensive artistic and computer skills. I focus on combining form and function: aesthetic design in a usable interface. I have worked as part of a design team as well as independently.
Work as Art Director(Freelancer) with BBDO & Memac Ogilvy/ Dubai, Abu Dhabi
Work As Art Director With Family Develoopment Foundation
Worked in Accounts like Zayed Mousqe(Logo & Concepts) Kalima (did more than 100 book covers, Adach
Work as Art Director with Phoenix Advertising 2007-2011
Work as Art director & Production supervisor in Orbit Advanced Technology 2006
Worked as Free-lancer with Clients(Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Europe Car)2006
Worked as senior graphic designer with FP7 - Abu Dhabi (April 2005 -April 2006) Create logos & corporate Identities for big companies, work with team and for international clients.
Worked as Graphic Designer in SHOOT, ALWASEET, LAYALINA magazine - Abu Dhabi 2004-2005, work in football marketing campaigns, also for Al jazira Football Club
Worked as Senior Graphic Designer in AGA, Amman , Jordan. (2003-2004), create campaigns and work with different clients, one of the ads win Silver award
Worked as Senior Graphic Designer in Shoot, Amman , Jordan. (2001-2003), work in establish the new brand (Shoot) and create an sporty image
Worked as Graphic Designer in TEAM Y & R, (Dec. 1999- Aug. 2000)
Worked as art director in iraqi cultural magazine published in UK
Was A part of Cartoon FIlm Team in 1996 Baghdad (Al Nahj Co.) (combine Between 2d & 3d)
Awards & Honours
2013The UAE President Equestrian Festival
2013 THE PRESIDENT CUP Falcon Competition
2010 SHEICK ZAYED MOSQUE logo
2002 Silver Award in IAA Awards Amman(with AGA)
Have A letter from ADIDAS / Germany about graphic design ideas and concepts for adidas
Article About my 2nd Exhibtion 1998 published in National Geographic Magazine 1999
Design logos UNICEF - Baghdad 1996
Design covers for UNESCO - Amman 2002
Teach some classes in first semester(1997 -1998) in M.A, (drawing & painting)
Give courses in Adobe Software and graphic design 2000-2001
Studied in Online German Academy (Typography Course, Get A+ Degree)
Good Experience in Graphic Software as : Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, indesign, Streamline.
Dealing with Apple Macintosh System and IBM System.
2010 World Cup Passion Exhibition - Alliance francise - Abu Dhabi
2009 War cant stop Soccer Exhibtion(with Auothor Simon Kuper) ADNEC- Abu Dhabi
2008 (Arabian Music Festival - Cultural Foundation) Campaign - Concept & Art work
2008 (Treasures From Sudan - Cultural Foundation) Campaign - Concept & Art work
2006 World Cup Exhibition - Alliance francise - Abu Dhabi
2004 Campaings For Aljazira Club & Shoot Company (Press & Outdoor)
A Campaigns for Swatch, Yellow pages full concepts and media
1998 second personal exhibition (world cup passion) first football exhibtion in the Area - baghdad french cultural center
1997 fisrt personal exhibition(childhood) - baghdad.
Participated in the Annual Exhibitions of Fine Arts for many years in Bahgdad
Participated in Antiwar Posters Exhibition on 1991 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Member of Iraqi Visual Art Association
Literature, art, art History, alternative cinema and Soccer.
Fine Arts College
- 2001 Letter from ADIDAS / Germany for my graphic design work
- 1999 a reportage at National Geographic Magazine about my 1998 world cup Exhibtion