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About Lama Ajeenah : Lama Ajeenah started teaching at Dar Al-Hekma University since 2011 where she also worked as a consultant graphic designer. Her educational experiences varies from teaching Arabic Book Design, Arabic & Latin Typography, Ethics for Design as well as History and Theory of Visual Communication. She has recently been part of the strategic planning comity for Dar al-Hekma. Lama has participated in several projects for various clients, such as Victoria and Albert Museum in London, TED conference, Emaar, and Dar Al-Hekma University. Working as an art director in 3-points advertising in Jeddah and at Barnbrook studio in London, polished her view on ethical design and typography. Her designs have been exhibited in China, Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, France, and Saudi Arabia. Ms. Ajeenah won several design awards locally and internationally; including the A Design Award. She is interested in visualizing hybrid of cultures embracing the East and the West. Her article (Arabic Type is My Type) was published in Steven Heller’s latest book (the education of Graphic Designer). Lama has a Bachelor first-class honors degree in graphic design from Dar Al Hekma University and Masters with a merit degree from London College of Communication, UK. Ms. Ajeenah is interested in the field of ethical design. She believes in graphic design as a means to communicate honest messages to clarify, educate, and benefit the audience without harming society and the environment. She is also known for her passion in typography and bilingual designs (Arabic & Latin). Lama explored working both in the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. She worked as an art director in 3-points advertising, Jeddah, KSA. She also worked at Barnbrook studio, London, which polished her view on ethical designs and typography. Then, she worked as a consultant graphic designer at Dar Al-Hekma University where she is currently working as a lecturer. She taught several courses such as: Arabic Book Design, Arabic & Latin Typography, as well as History and Theory of Visual Communication. Lama has participated in several projects for local and international clients, such as, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, TED conference, Emaar, and Dar Al-Hekma University. She participated in several exhibitions, such as Washington University, University of the Arts London, and Dar Al-Hekma University.
STATEMENT OF ART:
A designer is a citizen who educates, communicates and solves problems.

ORGANIZATION:
Dar Al-Hekma University

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Teacher Education, research, training

EDUCATION:
2008: BA in graphic design
2011: MA in graphic design

EXPERIENCE:
2008-2009/ creative director in 3-points advertising agency.
2011- 2012: Graphic designer- publication unit at Dar Al- Hekma University.
2012- Consultant graphic designer at DAHU.
2013- Designed the curriculum for Ethics Course for DAHU.
2011- Current: Lecturer at Dar Al-Hekma University.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
- 2005/ Dar-Al-Hekma University, Graphic Design, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
- 2006/ Dar-Al-Hekma University, Graphic Design, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
- 2006/ Photography exhibition in Washington University, Washington, USA.
- 2007/ Dar-Al-Hekma University, Graphic Design, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
- 2007/ Photography Exhibition: Destination, Dar Al-Hekma University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia.
- 2008/ Dar-Al-Hekma University, Graphic Design, Jeddah, Saudia Arabia.
- 2011/ London College of Communication Annual Exhibition, London, United Kingdom.
2014/ Exhibitions in the Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland.
2015/ visual communication faculty exhibition.

EVENTS:
2009: Attended Tawasol Conference 1 in Dar Alhekma College; participated in Jonathan Barnbrook workshop.
- 2010: Gave workshop on ethics in graphic design at Dar- Ahekma College.
- 2011: Attended Manchester Design Symposium/ UK.
- 2011: Attended 1 month calligraphy workshop by Mr. Mamoun Ahmad.
- 2012: Attended Edge of Arabia Symposium/ KSA
- 2013-2014: Helped in organizing the HSDA symposium and annual exhibitions at Dar Al-Hekma University

AWARDS:
- 2008/ Nominated logo for Religion’s dialogue conference for prince khaled Al-Faisal Al-Saud.
2013/Awarded for Taj alkarama mobile application design.
2014/ Selected to represent Saudi Arabia for Villes Du Monde Competition, Paris.
2015/Won 3 international awards at A Design Award.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2008, Salam poster, Design magazine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
A Design Award PR campaign

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2014 (Arabic Type is My Type) article published in The Education of a Graphic Designer by Heller, S., and www.designamid.com
2011 (A Question of Ethics), www.designamid.com

BOOKS:
MA thesis: Ethics in graphic design

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Arabic: Native
English: Fluent

COMPUTER LITERACY:
- Adobe Illustrator.
- Adobe Photoshop.
- Adobe In Design.
- Final Cut Pro.
Microsoft Office

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
- 2010: Gave workshop on ethics in graphic design at Dar- Ahekma College.
- 2011: Attended Manchester Design Symposium/ UK.
- 2011: Attended 1 month calligraphy workshop by Mr. Mamoun Ahmad.
- 2012: Attended Edge of Arabia Symposium/ KSA

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
- 2010: Gave workshop on ethics in graphic design at Dar- Ahekma College.
- 2011: Attended Manchester Design Symposium/ UK.
- 2011: Attended 1 month calligraphy workshop by Mr. Mamoun Ahmad.
- 2012: Attended Edge of Arabia Symposium/ KSA
2013: Gave a workshop on Arab women identity at DAHU, Design Symposium.
2014: Gave Islamic Ornamentation workshop in Hail for Aja Charity Organization.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
Member in: MEDEA (Middle East Design Educators Association), World
Design Index, IAD- International Association of designers,
International Design Club, international Council of Creative
Industries, Khat Foundation, Typophile.
DAHU Strategic Planning Commity, Marketing, Program Advisory Commity,
Program Council, exhibition, architecture and Design Commity.

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
part of the jury for senior year graphic design students portfolio and exhibition, jury member for arabic calligraphy in DAH research forum

HOBBIES:
Reading, drawing, photography.

WEB SITE:
www.lama-type.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.lama-type.com

RSS URL:
www.lama-type.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-02-14 04:30:34

COUNTRY:
Saudi Arabia

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Academic

Awards received by Lama Ajeenah


Amal Film Festival Advertising Poster

A' Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category in 2013
Lama Ajeenah for Lama Ajeenah
Islamic Identity Branding Islamic Identity

A' Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category in 2013
Lama Ajeenah for Lama Ajeenah
Writer Experience Personal Identity

A' Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category in 2015
Lama Ajeenah for Lama Type

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