Mohannad Al Mahayni

My name is Mohannad Al Mahayni, a graphic designer by profession. I live in UAE, Dubai.

In 2006, my best friend Nihad Nadam and I started Ad Force1. Also, I have worked and freelanced for many local and international advertising agencies, starting from Axis Integrated to FP7 (fortune promoseven) RM (relationship marketing), HKLM, Brand Union, Interone, Doodle worldwide, Driving Force and more. Recently working full-time for Tonic international.

I have worked as a (Finish artist, Graphic Designer, Art Director, Studio Manager, Arabic Translator, Arabic Copywriter and a partner at Ad Force1) on many international and local clients such as Siemens, Le Méridien, Arab Bank, RakBank, Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Samsung, Nivea, Audi, Burger King, Emaar, The Dubai Mall, Al Futtain Najm Credit Card, Braun, Gillette and much more.

As a hobby I enjoy photography and Arabic Calligraphy, I love calligraphy and I am trying to learn it. Along with Mr. Nihad Nadam I have started Arabicaligraphy, a website dedicated to Arabic Calligraphy.

As a professional I use Adobe products such as Adobe CS Illustrator, Indesing and Photoshop, I am also a certified trainer by Quark Xpress from Layout Middle East. I have also used Tasmeem from Winsoft International.

Awards and Honors

2005 – DEPA Award for 'The Best Advertising Campaign' in the Middle East.
2005 – New York Festivals Awards.
2005 – London International Advertising Awards.
2006 – "The most Innovative Entry" in the GMR Awards.
2006 – DEPA Awards "Best Sales/Marketing Campaign Award"