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About Wesam Mazhar Haddad : Wesam Mazhar Haddad is a Conceptualizer, Strategic Creative Director, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Typographer based in Los Angeles, California. Graduated from Yarmouk University with a B.F.A Degree in Design & Applied Arts - Graphics Design major from Jordan. Haddad has more than 15 years of experience in several worldwide advertising agencies and companies, just to name a few: SAATCHI & SAATCHI - Jordan, Momentum Grounds Morris - Jordan, M&C SAATCHI - Qatar, Commercial Bank - Qatar, …etc. ​ Haddad is a well-known Social Poster Designer, International (Speaker, Awards Winner & Exhibitor). He has won more than 33 global awards in USA, UK, Italy, France, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Ecuador, Mexico, Egypt & Jordan. His projects reflect his own profound philosophy that Simplicity is the highest level of complexity; Complexity is the highest level of simplicity. Haddad's visuals concerning the environment and the social concerns evoke as an everlasting siren that touch every single human no matter of their ethical/ cultural backgrounds.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Simplicity is the highest level of complexity; Complexity is the highest level of Simplicity.

ORGANIZATION:
Wesam Mazhar Haddad

EDUCATION:
2001, Graphic Design, BFA, Yarmouk University, IRBID/JORDAN.

EXPERIENCE:
2014 to 2016, Unit Head of Design & Branding, Commercial Bank of Qatar, DOHA/QATAR.

2012 to 2014, Strategic Creative Director (Art Direction Base), 3points Advertising, JEDDAH & RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA.

2011 to 2012, Creative Director (Art Direction Base), Buheis Creative, JEDDAH/SAUDI ARABIA.

2010 to 2011, Self-Employed, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2009 to 2010, Creative Director (Art Direction Base), Reflections Strategic Communications, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2007 to 2009, Associate Creative Director, SAATCHI & SAATTCHI, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2005 to 2007, Art Director, Objects Advertising, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2004 to 2005, Junior Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer, Momentum-Grounds Morris, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2003 to 2004, Senior Graphic Designer, M&C SAATCHI Future-Qatar, DOHA/QATAR.

2001 to 2003, Graphic Designer/Production Artist, SAATCHI & SAATCHI AMMAN/JORDAN.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2017, Golden Bee "International Biennial of Graphic Design", Galleria Mirionima (Accademia di Belle Arti), Piazza della Liberta 21, MACERATA/ITALY.

2017, Golden Bee 12/100 - International Biennial of Graphic Design, Organized by European Humanities University (EHU), VILNIUS/LITHUANIA.

2017, Post-Ecuador Poster Bienal Exhibition, Centrum Spotkania Kultur, Retroavangarda, WIT, LUBLIN/POLAND.

2016, The 2nd Shenzhen International Poster Festival, Guan Shanyue Art Museum - 6026, Hongli Road, Futian District. SHENZHEN CITY/CHINA.

2016, Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, SZCEC Fuhua Rd. SHENZHEN/CHINA.

2016, The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", Reece Museum - Johnson City, TENNESSEE/USA.

2016, 8th United Designs International Biennial Exhibition/ Poster for Environmental Awareness, Yeon Gallery, 680-4, Ido2-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, JEJU/KOREA.

2016, Dubai Design Week, 8th United Designs International Biennial Exhibition/ Posters for Environmental Awareness, Main Gallery Hall, American University in the Emirates, DUBAI/UAE.

2016, 6th International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster Biennale, International Youth Meeting Centre, OŚWIĘCIM/POLAND.

2016, 13th International Triennial of the Political Poster Show, Mons Memorial Museum, Boulevard Dolez, MONS/BElGIUM.

2016, Grand Design Exhibition - Bologna Design Week, Palazzo Zambeccari, Via Farini 13 - BOLOGNA/ITALY.

2016, Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference, The Lalit Mumbai, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East, 400059, MUMBAI/INDIA.

2016, Award Winning Designs Exhibition, Cube Design Museum, Museumplein 2, 6461 MA KERKRADE/NETHERLANDS.

2016, A'Design Award in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category, MOOD "Museum of Outstanding Design", Ex-Chiesa di San Francesco, Viale Lorenzo Spallino, 1, 22100 COMO/ITALY.

2016, Ekoplakat/Ecoposter International Exhibition “Stress and Depression”, Muzeum Drukarstwa w Cieszynie, ul. Głęboka 50., CIESZYNIE/POLAND.

2016, Union of Designers International Poster Exhibition, Namseoul University Art Center Gallery IANG, 110-530-90-18 Hyehwadong, Jongnogu, SEOUL/SOUTH KOREA.

2016, Ekoplakat/Ecoposter International Exhibition “Stress and Depression”, University of Śląski w Katowicach, Faculty of Arts, Department of Graphic Design, KATOWICE/POLAND.

2016, All Gold of the World 2014-2016, The Central House of Artists, MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

2015, The 7th China International Poster Biennial, Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art, HANGZHOU/CHINA.

2015, The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", Reece Museum - Johnson City, TENNESSEE/USA.

2015, IX International Eco-Poster Triennial “the 4th Block”, Contemporary Art Centre “Yermilov Centre”, KHARKIV/UKRAINE.

2014, 11 Golden Bee “International Biennale of Graphic Design”, The Central House of Artists, MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

2014, Poster Heroes 4 “Systemic Food”, Plug Creativity, TORINO/ITALY.

2014, International Poster Contest "To Death With A Smile 2013-2014", MUMEDI (Mexican Museum of Design), Delegación Cuauhtémoc/MEXICO.

2013, International Trademark & Logo Biennale «Tamga», Novosibirsk - Krasnoyarsk, SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

2010, 9 Golden Bee “International Biennale of Graphic Design” , The Central House of Artists - MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

2008, International Trademark & Logo Biennale «Tamga», Novosibirsk - Krasnoyarsk, SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

2007, The Social Designers: Design for Real Needs, Design Museum, 4F IdcN, NADYA PARK, NAGOYA/JAPAN.

2006, 9th International Biennial of the Poster (BICM), Franz Mayer Museum, MEXICO CITY/MEXICO.

2006, Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT), Jan Koniarek Gallery, TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA.

2006, International Competition Nagoya Design DO!, Design Museum, 4F IdcN, NADYA PARK, NAGOYA/JAPAN.

2005, The 10th Year of Triennial EKOPLAGÁT ´05, Povazská Art Gallery, ZILLINA/SLOVAKIA.

AWARDS:
2017, Finalist, International Image Festival FINI, PACHUCA/MEXICO.

2016, Selected, The 2nd Shenzhen International Poster Festival, SHENZHEN/CHINA.

2016, Selected, The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", TENNESSEE/USA.

2016, Selected, 8th United Designs International Biennial Exhibition/ Poster for Environmental Awareness, JEJU/KOREA.

2016, Selected, Golden Bee 12 Biennale, MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

2016, Selected, Ecuador Poster Bienal, QUITO/ECUADOR.

2016, Finalist, Golden Turtle Award, MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

2016, Nominated, Joseph Binder Award, VIENNA/AUSTRIA.

2016, Selected, 6th International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster Biennale, OŚWIĘCIM/POLAND.

2016, Platinum & Gold Awards, Graphis Poster Annual 2017, NEW YORK/USA.

2016, Shortlisted, 100 Best Arabic Posters, CAIRO/EGYPT.

2016, Silver Award, A'Design Award in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category, MILAN/ITALY.

2016, Selected, 13th International Triennial of the Political Poster Show, MONS/BElGIUM.

2016, Certificate of Honor Award, Ekoplakat/Ecoposter, KATOWICE/POLAND.

2016, Selected, All Gold of the World 2014–2016, MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

2015, Bronze Award, The 7th China International Poster Biennial, HANGZHOU/CHINA.

2015, Selected, The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", TENNESSEE/USA.

2015, Gold & Silver Awards, Graphis “Social & Political Protest Posters”, NEW YORK/USA.

2015, Selected, IX International Eco-Poster Triennial “the 4th Block”, KHARKIV/UKRAINE.

2015, Silver Award, Graphis “Poster Annual 2015”, NEW YORK/USA.

2014, Shortlisted, Poster For Tomorrow “Work Right!”, PARIS/FRANCE.

2014, Selected, 11 Golden Bee “International Biennale of Graphic Design”, MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

2014, Winner, Poster Heroes 4 “Systemic Food” - Plug Creativity, TORINO/ITALY.

2013, Selected, International Poster Contest “To Death With A Smile”, Delegación Cuauhtémoc/MEXICO.

2013, Selected, International Trademark & Logo Biennale «Tamga», Novosibirsk - Krasnoyarsk, SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

2010, Selected, 9 Golden Bee “International Biennale of Graphic Design” , MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

2008, Selected, International Trademark & Logo Biennale «Tamga», SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

2007, 3 Gold, 2 Silver & 4 Bronze, Jordan Advertising Awards, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2007, Finalist, DFA - Design for Asia Award, KOWLOON TONG/HONG KONG.

2006, Selected, 9th International Biennial of the Poster (BICM), MEXICO CITY/MEXICO.

2006, Selected, Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT), TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA.

2006, Gold Award, International Competition Nagoya Design DO!, NAGOYA/JAPAN.

2005, Spotlight Selection, D&AD Talentpool, LONDON/UK.

2005, 1st Prize Winner, The 10th Year of Triennial EKOPLAGÁT ´05, ZILLINA/SLOVAKIA.

2005, Finalist, DFA - Design for Asia Award, KOWLOON TONG/HONG KONG.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2016, "A'Design Silver Award Winner Wesam Mazhar Haddad Interview", Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire, April, COMO/ITALY.

2014, "Designer Haddad wins the international competition (Poster Heroes 4)", AlRai Newspaper, May, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2013, "Haddad to the finals in the international poster competition (To Death with a Smile) in Mexico", November, Al-Rai Newspaper, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2010, "Artist Wesam Haddad reaches the final stage in the Golden Bee Biannual in Russia, AlRai Newspaper Issue 14541, page 61, August, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2009, VIVA Culture "Artist of the Month (Wesam Haddad)", VIVA Magazine Vol 5 Issue 6, pages 48-49, November, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2008, "Artist Haddad reaches the final stage in Biannual TAMgA in Russia, AlRai Newspaper, Abwab Issue 13952, page 7, December, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2007, "Day1: IdcN Commemorative Conference: Design for Social Innovations, Speaker Wesam Mazhar Haddad", Press Release, December, NAGOYA/JAPAN.

2007, "A Jordanian designer reaches the final stage in an international competition in Hong Kong", AlRai Newspaper Issue 13542, page 50, November, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2007, "A Jordanian graphic designer wins the Gold in Nagoya Japan", Anty Magazine, Issue 15, page 48, February, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2007, "Jordanian Graphic Designer Haddad receives Nagoya’s Gold Award", AlRai Newspaper Issue 13246, page 43, January, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2006, "The Jordanian Artist Haddad Wins the Gold Award in the International competition (Nagoya Design DO!) in Japan", AlRai Newspaper Issue 13165, page 43, October, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2006, "Jordanian Graphic Designer Haddad to the finals in Nagoya International Competition", AlRai Newspaper Issue 13056, page 66, June, AMMAN/JORDAN.

BOOKS:
2016, "Ecuador Poster Bienal 2016", Page: 102, Quito/Ecuador, ISBN: 9781366299772.

2016, "Catalogue of The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", Page: 15, TENNESSEE/USA.

2016, "Catalogue of the 8th United Designs International Biennial Exhibition/ Poster for Environmental Awareness", Page 56, JEJU/KOREA.

2016, "Catalogue of the (Golden Bee 12) Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design", Pages: 277 & 308, Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design, MOSCOW/RUSSIA, ISBN978-5-91549-004-7.

2016, "Catalogue of the 6th International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster Biennale”, Page:23, OŚWIĘCIM/POLAND, ISBN978-83-64554-40-7.

2016, "Poster Annual 2017", Pages: 19, 28, 129 & 151, Graphis, NEW YORK/USA, ISBN9781931241526.

2016, "A'Design Award Communication Design Book (Vol.16-C)", Page 80, MILAN/ITALY. ISBN978-88-97977-17-9.

2016, "Catalogue of All Gold of the World 2014–2016", Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design, MOSCOW/RUSSIA, ISBN 978-5-91549-005-4.

2016, "Catalogue of Ekoplakat/Ecoposter Exhibition", KATOWICE/POLAND.

2015, "Catalogue of The 7th China International Poster Biennial", Page: 173, HANGZHOU/CHINA, ISBN978-962-450-939-7.

2015, "Catalogue of The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", Page: 16, TENNESSEE/USA.

2015, "Social & Political Protest Posters", Pages: 98 & 192, Graphis, NEW YORK/USA, ISBN9781932026924.

2015, "Catalogue of the IX International Eco-Poster Triennial (The 4th Block)", KHARKIV/UKRAINE.

2014, "Catalogue of the (Golden Bee 11) Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design", Page: 135, Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design, MOSCOW/RUSSIA, ISBN9785915490085.

2014, "I Choose Today My Tomorrow", The catalogue of PosterHeroes food biennial - 4th & 5th editions, Pages: 25 & 26, Plug Associations, TORINO/ITALY.

2013, "Catalogue of International Trademark & Logo Biennale TAMgA", SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

2010, "Catalogue of the (Golden Bee 9) Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design", MOSCOW/RUSSIA. ISBN755757575755775570.

2008, "Catalogue of International Trademark & Logo Biennale TAMgA", Pages: 20, 25 & 26, SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

2006, "Catalogue of 9th International Biennial of the Poster (BICM)", MEXICO CITY/MEXICO.

2006, "Catalogue of Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT)", TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA.

2005, "Ekoplagát '05" The International Exhibition and Contest of Issued Posters on the Topics of Conservation of Nature and Environment, Page: 42, Museum of Arts, ZILINA/SLOVAKIA. ISBN8089035655.

ACCOLADES:
2005, Spotlight Selection (One of the best 5 talented designers of the month), D&AD Talentpool, LONDON/UK.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Arabic (Native), English (Advanced).

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Bryce, Fontographer, Poser.

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2009, "Re-Art Direction Masterclass, Mrs Alexandra Taylor "Founder Mrs McGunity Ltd.", BEIRUT/LEBANON.

2006, "Adobe CS Creative Suite Training Course", Grapheast, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2005, IELTS (International English Language Testing System/Academic Level, British Council, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2005, FCE (First Certificate in English), Preparation Course, British Council, AMMAN/JORDAN.

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2007, IdcN Commemorative Conference: Design for Social Innovations, Design Gallery, 4F IdcN, Nadya Park/Nagoya, NAGOYA/JAPAN.

2006, Live Talk "The Social Designers: Design for Real Needs". Prize winners of the International Competition "Nagoya Design DO! 2006", Apple Store Nagoya Sakae/Nagoya. NAGOYA/JAPAN.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2015, Union of Designers, Worldwide.
2016, International Design Club - Worldwide.

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2017, A’Design Award & Competition, COMO/ITALY

2012, Petra University Graphic Design Degree Show Open Jury - Department of Graphic Design, AMMAN/JORDAN.

2008, Petra University Graphic Design Degree Show Open Jury - Department of Graphic Design, AMMAN/JORDAN.

HOBBIES:
Arabic calligraphy, Typography, Anime, short film composing and directing.

WEB SITE:
www.wesamhaddad.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.wesamhaddad.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-06-05 17:06:20

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Wesam Mazhar Haddad


Matchsticks Forest Poster Series

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category in 2015
Wesam Mazhar Haddad for International Competition Nagoya Design Do! Japan

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