Graphic Designer Resume


Ahmad Ajlouny

Dubai, UAE

Open to work: freelance, contract, full-time or part-time

Function-inclined, detail-oriented graphic designer, combining traditional and digital creative skills in both print and on-screen arts.


Specialties

  • Brand Identity Design
  • Digital and Print Design
  • Illustration and Infographic
  • Drawing and Painting

Toolkit

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • CorelDRAW
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Soft Pastels
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe After Effects

Experience

Licensed Freelance Graphic Designer

Ahmad AJLOUNY – Dubai

August 2018 to Present

  • Brand identity design, brand guidelines.
  • Illustration, vector art and infographics.
  • Print design (books, brochures, stationery, rollups, lampposts…).
  • Digital design for websites and social media platforms.
  • Coordinating with print shops and preparing files for printing.

Highlighted Contracts

Graphic Designer – Contract

Majid Al Futtaim – Dubai

April 2022 to July 2022

Covered for the in-house graphic designer during her maternity leave. Worked mainly under the Mall of the Emirates (MOE) and its new online shopping experience.

Roles included:

  • Designed internal/external newsletters.
  • Create infographics for the website statistics, marketing insights, and how-to diagrams.
  • Prepared presentations and online shop demos.
  • Batch edited images to Mall of the Emirates website/app specs.
  • Provided design support for other malls of Majid Al Futtaim.

Skills

  • Ad Design
  • Newsletter Design
  • Infographics
  • Bulk Image Editing

Creative Consultant – Contract

Kharabeesh – Dubai

August 2021 to October 2021

Provided art direction for an educational project driven by animated videos aiming to raise entrepreneurship awareness amongst Arab youth; providing them with guidance to accomplish their visions and strategies through successful business planning and execution.

Roles included:

  • ART DIRECTION: reviewed artwork, storyboards, and videos.
  • PRODUCTION: oversaw and streamlined the art production line throughout the illustration, design and animation phases.
  • TRAINING: trained designers and illustrators on Adobe Illustrator and using it effectively and efficiently for storyboarding.
  • EXECUTION: revised and finalized storyboards and created new ones from scratch.

Skills

  • Optimising Art Production
  • Storyboarding
  • Training
  • Art Direction

Creative Consultant – Contract

Kharabeesh – Dubai

March 2021 to May 2021

Played a crucial role in the promotion and coverage of the World Government Summit 2021 event on social media.

Highlights:

  • Collaborated with copywriters on script editing.
  • Visualized scripts into storyboards for animators.
  • Designed static and animated teasers, agenda and various other infographics.

Skills

  • Content Creation
  • Storyboarding
  • Digital Design
  • Social Media

Creative Consultant – Contract

Kharabeesh – Dubai

July 2020 to January 2021

Participated in the Madrasa project – an Arabic online e-learning platform available for free. Madrasa.org is part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI).

Responsibilities included:

  • Designing and editing storyboards
  • Visualizing information into infographics
  • Covering all graphic design needs of the project
  • Solving creative and technical problems

Automated the process of creating thousands of video covers utilizing Excel spreadsheets and Adobe Illustrator, thus shortening a two-month task into a one-week task.

Skills

  • Quality Assurance
  • Storyboarding
  • Automation in Illustrator
  • Layout

Senior Graphic Designer

Advision Advertising – Dubai

March 2017 to August 2018

  • Brand identity design, brand guidelines.
  • Print design (books, brochures, stationery, rollups, lampposts…).
  • Digital design for the clients’ websites and social media platforms.
  • Coordinating with print shops and preparing files for printing.
  • Coordinating with the web developers and maintaining the company’s websites.

Skills

  • Outdoors Signage
  • Coordination
  • Print Design
  • Branding
  • Social Media
  • Transition From Corel to Adobe

Graphic Designer

Ahmad AJLOUNY – Amman

March 2013 to March 2017

  • Logo and visual identity design
  • Install, manage and customize WordPress websites
  • Illustration and freehand drawing
  • On-screen design (social media, static ads, animated ads, banners…)
  • Print design (books, booklets, brochures, flyers, cards…)
  • Presentation design

Skills

  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • WordPress
  • Social Media
  • Presentation Design

Web and Graphic Designer

INFINITYdezign – Amman

June 2007 to March 2013

Web design and layout, HTML and CSS, optimize images for the web, light animation (Flash), print design.

Skills

  • UI
  • UX
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Web Design
  • Animation

Graphic Designer – Part-time

INFINITYdezign – Amman

July 2002 to June 2007

Print design (brochures, flyers, business cards, folders) and prepare designs for prepress; logo design; prepare vector graphics for Flash presentations; web design.

Skills

  • Logo Design
  • CorelDRAW
  • Print Design
  • Prepress
  • Campaigns
  • Page Layout

CorelDRAW Graphic Suite Beta Tester – Part-time

Corel Corporation – Amman

September 2009 to October 2010

Participated in the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Beta Program; tested the software before releasing it and its updates.


Education

Bachelor’s in Design and Applied Arts / Graphic Design

Yarmouk University – Jordan

October 2002 to June 2007

Cumulative Average: 86.6%
Rating: Excellent
Placed on Honor List: 7 semesters

Favorite Classes

  • Introduction to 2D Drawing
  • Photography
  • Typography
  • Design Methods
  • Design Psychology

Portfolio