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  • Huthyfa Abdul Zahra

    Art director

    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

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Personal Information: Name: Huthyfa Abdul Zahra Nationality: iraqi Date of Birth: 13/04/1971 Languages: Arabic (Native) & English Marital Status: Married, 3 children Contact Address: +971 50 682 9193 huthyfaz@gmail.com Academic Qualifications 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) Summary 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 Experience 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 Skills 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. Activities 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. Membership Member of Iraqi Visual Art Association Interests Literature, art, art History, alternative cinema and Soccer. Links http://iraqiartist.com/iraqiartist/Archive/huthyfaz/huthyfa.htm http://www.coroflot.com/huthyfa


Fine Arts College baghdad university



-2002 silver award IAA/Amman - 2001 Letter from ADIDAS / Germany for my graphic design work - 1999 a reportage at National Geographic Magazine about my 1998 world cup Exhibtion