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MJ Jahami – Profile_2016
Freelance

  • Digital & Print Designer
  • Photo Retoucher
  • Creative Director – Elusive Dreams Magazine
  • Hobbyist Photographer

London – UK
Mobile: +44 7857 502 694
jahami.mj@gmail.com
info@elusivedreamsmagazine.com

 

I am an accomplished and award winning Senior Graphic Designer‭, ‬based in London‭, ‬with over 20‭ ‬years proven expertise in reprographics‭, ‬print‭, ‬digital and creative services‭.‬ I have worked for some of the larger Advertising Agencies and with some heavy hitting clients‭. ‬I am extremely self-motivated‭, ‬organised and am able to work as part of a team or under my own initiative and excel in high-pressure environments‭.‬ I have an excellent eye for design and a creative flair that is apparent in all aspects of my life‭.‬ After working extensively for over 20‭ ‬years I decided to branch out and work as a Freelance Graphic Designer and offer Photo Retouching Services to challenge myself both creatively and personally and created‭ ‬my own Design Studio which enables me to work either remotely or on-site‭, ‬whichever is more beneficial to the client‭.‬ I offer flexibility for my clients and work hard to ensure that I never underachieve the goal‭.‬ I recently set up my own Online‭ & ‬Print Magazine‭ – ‬Elusive Dreams to showcase the work of my own and other talented artists‭.‬‭ ‬www.elusivedreamsmagazine.com

Freelance‭ – Present‭;‬

Owner‭ – ‬Photoposh Design Studio‭ (LTD) – ‬London‭ – ‬UK

  • 2003‭ – ‬Present‭ ‬
    Freelance Senior Graphic Designer/Retoucher
    ‭ ‬
  • Creative Director‭ – ‬Elusive Dreams Magazine
    2013‭ – ‬Present‭ – ‬Interactive Online & Print Photography Magazine

RED BEE‭ – PART OF ERICSSON

PromaxBDA Europe Agency of the Year 2016
redbeecreative.com

  • January 2017‭ – ‬One week

TAG Worldwide  ‬‭- ‬London‭ – ‬UK

  • November 2013‭ – ‬Feb 2015
  • April 2015‭ – ‬August 2015
  • October 2015‭ – ‬December 2015
  • January‭ – ‬April‭ – ‬May‭ – ‬June‭ – ‬July 2016‭ ‬

Workshop‭ – ‬Confidential Client‭ – ‬California‭ – ‬USA

  • February 2015‭ – ‬March 2015
  • August 2015‭ – ‬September 2015
  • February 2016‭ – ‬March 2016
  • August 2016‭ – ‬September 2016

Hogarth Worldwide‭ – ‬London‭ – ‬UK

  • July 2013‭ – ‬August 2013‭ ‬
  • October 2013
  • January‭ & ‬July 2016

Past Employers;‬

  • Studio Manager‭ / ‬Senior Graphic Designer‭ ‬
    2000‭ – ‬2003‭ – ‬Leo Burnett‭ – ‬Jeddah‭ & ‬Riyad‭ – ‬KSA‭ ‬
  • Graphic Designer‭ / ‬Production Manager
    1996‭ – ‬2000‭ – ‬Inpress Advertising‭ – ‬Dubai‭ – ‬UAE

Clients‭;‬

  • Jaguar‭, ‬Land Rover‭, ‬Zurich‭, ‬Symantic‭, ‬Accenture‭, ‬Burberry‭, ‬Lufthansa‭,‬
    Procter‭ & ‬Gamble‭, ‬GANT‭, ‬NOKIA‭, ‬Rolex‭, ‬Hilton‭, ‬Acer‭, ‬Levi’s‭, ‬Qatar Airlines‭,‬
    Panasonic‭, ‬Nestle‭, ‬Accurate‭, ‬Saks 5th Avenue‭, ‬Philip Morris and more‭.‬

Workflow‭;‬

  • Adaptation of layouts in various Languages‭, ‬including Arabic
  • Working within an international typesetting/creative departments
  • Creating digital‭ & ‬print layouts‭, ‬designs, and templates
  • Photo Retouching
  • Templates‭ & ‬Interactive PDF apps‭ & ‬brand guidelines
  • Print production‭, ‬magazine‭, ‬newspaper‭, ‬outdoor poster and reproduction
  • Training multilingual staff‭, ‬setting systems/programs and troubleshooting
  • Quality control for printed materials
  • Proofing and GMG colour management
  • Producing Large Format Files‭ – ‬Billboards‭ & ‬Windows Displays

Education‭;‬

  • Cambridge International College‭ – ‬London‭ – ‬UK
    2002‭ – ‬International Diploma in Advertising‭ & ‬Public Relations
    2001‭ – ‬Diploma in Advanced Image Retouching
  • Beirut Arab University‭- ‬Beirut‭ – ‬Lebanon
    1991‭ – ‬1993‭ – ‬Business Administration

SKILLS‭ & ‬Software Knowledge‭;‬

  • Adobe InDesign CC‭, ‬Adobe Photoshop CC‭, ‬Adobe Illustrator CC‭, ‬Lightroom‭,‬
    Microsoft Word‭, ‬Microsoft Excel‭ & ‬One2Edit‭ (‬translation tool‭) ‬program‭. ‬

Languages‭;‬

  • Arabic‭ & ‬English