Personal Information

  • Name: Mohamad Kaakati
  • DoB: Oct. 1983
  • Nationality: Lebanese
  • Residency: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Phone: +44 (20) 8050 1504
  • Portfolio: Behance Portfolio
  • Email: m@kaakati.me

Professional Profile

Talented Visual Designer with 11+ years experience in print and digital design who is highly motivated, creative, and versatile. Especially skilled in creating and directing corporate and new business design. Adept at innovating user experience for the web and multimedia applications. Exceptional interpersonal skills with team members and subordinates. Accomplished at incorporating the desires of the client with a superior design solution. Seeking a company that demands high-quality design to further business goals and professional image.

I'm seeking a full-time staff and/or freelance/contract position. My background includes logo/branding, marketing, direct mail, advertising, packaging, POP, large scale indoor/outdoor signage, SEO, basic Web graphics. Efficient with deadlines, schedules, staff management and mentoring, Adobe CS/CC; Quark. Looking to learn new techniques and grow along with your creative team.

Divergent “out of the box” thinker that is inspired by innovation, passion and technology

Work Experience

Aug 2013 - Present

Visual Design Leader

THIQAH Business Services, Full-Time

Leading Visual and Interaction Design across the Ministry of Commerce & Investment and THIQAH brands. Providing a clear, consistent perspective on design and digital-UX requirements to project teams and stakeholders. Creating and executing beautiful designs that differentiate our brand in the global aviation marketplace. Developing wire frames, prototypes, user journeys, high-fidelity concepts, and digital-UX best practices. Work closely with human factors, development, and marketing teams to ensure that Visual and Interaction Design practices & standards become integral in their work-flow. Foster the development of innovative and strategic design solutions based on user research. Coordinate with business development and project managers to deploy and evolve THIQAH design language and interaction models. Convert Designs into Usable Materials and maintain usability on applications.

Skills:Adobe Illustrator - Sketch UI - Prototyping - Mockups - Material Design - HTML5/CSS3 - Responsive Design - Bootstrap - iOS & Android Standards - Voice Over

August 2006 - Present

UI & Front-End Developer

SteamCloud Inc. | Web Design & SEO Agency, Freelance

Responsible for directing the activities of a multiple departments within an organization. Managing other employees and ensures all business goals and objectives are reached, as a Senior Graphic & User Interface Designer I've also accomplish artwork and finish required projects; also Managing a portfolio of clients and improving their Search Engine Optimization by using techniques such as:

  • - Keyword Research
  • - Design & Develop Landing Pages
  • - Copy Optimization
  • - Article Marketing
  • - Site Structure & Restructure
  • - URL rewrites
  • - Social Media Marketing
  • - Blogging and Link Building.

  • - Manage administrative functions to ensure smooth and efficient operations with the team.
  • - Support the team's strategic plans.
  • - Ensure performance goals are met and set.
  • - Attend and preside over meetings.
  • - Participate in strategic planning.

Technical Skills

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Designing & Creativity

Expert, 9 years

Designing & Creating User Interfaces and Graphics for Multiple Clients

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User Interface

Expert, 8 years

Designing User Interface using Adobe Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC and exporting Assets as PDF for iOS, and using fontastic to create font-icons.

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Bootstrap & HTML5/CSS

Expert, 8 years

Working with Bootstrap for 2 years and with Front-End Development for over 8 years.

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Prototype & Mockups

Expert, 8 years

Prototyping & Applying Designs on a life-like demos to demonstrate the Design look & feel.

Voice Over Samples

General Voice Over Demo

Nadec UAE IVR Sample

Education

2002 - 2006

ARTS & SCEIENCES & TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF LEBANON

Computer Sceience

30/Nov/2015 - 4/Dec/2015

Big Nerd Ranch

Advanced iOS Bootcamp

Learning advanced iOS development topics including concurrency, custom drawing, animated and interactive view controller transitions and maximizing the performance of iOS applications.