andthedesignis@annanicolai.com

With a major in Art, Design and Media and a minor in History of Art, I am keen to find a position in the Graphic Design field. One of my strengths is adaptability; I am used to moving from country to country. This lifestyle has given me a more open mind towards different cultures and a greater capacity to cooperate and negotiate with people.

The goal is to be introduced into an environment where I can witness or aid-working designers, I am keen to achieve further professional development though this experience. My personal interest is graphic design, yet I am open to gaining work experience in any related design field.

Education

2010 - 2012:                     The Richmond American International University in London, Candidate for BA (HONS) Creative Art and Communications: Art, Design and Media with Combined Studies.

2006 - 2009:                     Guc, German University in Cairo, Design and Applied Art,.
2005 - 2006:                     Leonardo Da Vinci High School, Cairo, Egypt, V year obtaining the Italian Diploma.
2001 - 2005:                     San Francesco High School, Lodi, Lombardia, from I to IV year.

Extra Mural

2012:                               Traditional Shaolin Temple Martial Art Academy, Zhengzhou, China, 30.06 - 30.07 course.
2010:                               University of the Art Central St Martins, “ How to become an Advertising Art Director”.
2009:                               Grafist 13 / Gulizar Cepoglu Workshop, in Turkey. 13’ International Istanbul Graphic Design Week 12/17 October 2009.

Work Experience

2011:                               Fortune Cookie UK, London, creative team. 13.06 - 19.08.

2012:                               Freelance, Nick Wood, producing a corporate identity for a martial artist. 01.02 - 15. 05.

                                        Fortune Cookie UK, Interning as web developer in the creative department. 10.04 - 10.05.

                                        LeoBurnett KHI, Creative Department. 04.09 - 16.11.

2013:                               Soc Films KHI, Creative Department. 19.11.'12 - 09.05.

                                        RAK Associates, Events Planner Company, Creative/Graphic Designer. 01.02 - 09.05

                                        JWT, Cairo, Creative Department. 01.09 - 19.12

2014:                               Freelance, GoBus Transportation Company, Egypt, Branding Design. 15.07.’13 / 01.06.’14

                                        Freelance, YOUtransport, Branding Design. 05.03 - 28.05

2015:                               Freelance, Pendolasco Restaurant, Branding & Identity. 01.12.'14 - present

                                          

 

 

 

More:

2015:                               Restaurant Manager, Ciao Bella, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 19.09.'14 - 10.02

2014:                               Barista, Le Cafè, coffee shop and bar, Pescara, Italy. 10.06 - 30.08

2011:                               Bartender, Builders Arms Pub and Diner, London. 02.08 -- 30.03.’12

 


Skills:

           Microsoft Office
           Adobe Photoshop
           Adobe InDesign
           Adobe Illustrator

           FreeHand
           Adobe AfterEffects
           Operating system: Windows XP - Mac OS XAdobe Flash

           Adobe Acrobat Professional

           Cinema 4D
           Final Cut Pro.
           Adobe Dreamweaver
           Adobe Bridge

Photographic:

           35 mm and Medium format
           Black & white and Colour photography
           Analogue and Digital
           Studio lighting

Print making:

           Woodcut
           Engraving
           Screenprinting
           Lino cut

Font Designing:

           Typography
           Calligraphy

Languages:

           Italian: Mother tongue
           English: Fluent written, read and spoken
           Arabic: Basic knowledge of spoken


International Exposure

Lived in:

           Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (08.2014 - present)

           Cairo, Egypt (06.2013 - 04.2014)

           Karachi, Pakistan (2012 - 2013)
           London, UK (2010- 2012)

           Cairo, Egypt (2005 - 2009)

           Milan, Italy (2001 - 2005)
           Pescara, Italy (2001 - 1998)
           Hong Kong, China (1998 - 1993)
           Nigeria, Africa (1990 - 1995)


Personal Interests:

           Advertising design
           Fashion
           Typography
           Interior design
           Photography
           Illustration
           Travelling
           Magazines and Publications
           Installation art
           Exhibition Design
           Sign system Design

           Web design

           Sight Seeing

           Cooking


Extra Curriculum activities

           Horse riding
           Visiting Cultural Sites

           Events/PR

Reference Available on Request

 




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