dulama salem

Dulama became online on the lord’s social network on 25 Apr 1977. For over 15 years, he earnt multi-career experience in several business sectors, mainly, Graphic Design, Visual Communications; Branding, and Strategic Planning. Also he has a good experience in the fields of telecommunication, business aviation, and brand manufacturing, as well as getting a workplace of an advertising agency into new crazy frontiers.

Fields of expertise:
• Brand manuals (Branding Guidelines)
• Full corporate identity
• Design for advertising, digital media and interior decorations
• Brand management
• Brand strategy & product activation consultancy

Plus, creative and art direction for advertising campaigns, events, and multimedia communication.

Languages:
Arabic: Patriot
English: Patriot
Spanish: Rookie

Position Level History:
Like many talents/designers who were self-taught in design in the 80s and 90s era of the suppressed Syria Dulama began his first career in Communications as a freelance-illustrator for Al Mouayad publishings in the period between 1996-1999. He enjoyed drawing several educational material & sketch books.
Now he is holding Senior Art Director position at Saatchi & Saatchi, KSA (Since Nov 2010 to date). And earlier, he was the owner and The Creative Director of OpenRange Branding Agency in Damascus, which was established right after the 2008-financial crises. OpenRange was the outcome of Dulama’s accumulated experience and chain of associates in the regional advertising market, especially Dubai, Beirut and Damascus. Back in time, Dulama worked in Dubai for more than 7 years at Landor Communications; JetEx Flight Support, and TBWA/RAAD. He started his career in Dubai as Graphic Designer and promoted to Senior Designer at Landor & TBWA, then he attained the Brand Manager position for the period between 2005 till the end of 2008 at JetEx.

Academic Education:
Dulama holds double bachelor’s degree, he studied in two colleges, the first is a Bachelor degree is in English Literature (Damascus University – 2001), and a Bachelor in Visual Communications, Branding from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2002).

Technical skills:
Dulama operates on both Mac & PC. He is professional in the package of Microsoft office: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Info Path; furthermore he’s a good surfer online.
He has an advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS5/6, Adobe Illustrator CS5/6, In Design CS5, and Moderate knowledge of Adobe Premier, Adobe Flash, Corel Painter V 9.0., SWISH MAX9, Adobe After Effects CS4, and 3D MAX modeling.

The significant case is that Dulama has Hand digital sketching and painting skills as well as free-hand abilities. He has a fair background in color-separation, off-set printing, 3D modeling, story-boarding, photography for products/ landscapes, and initials of PHP programming.

Other skills and interests:
o IATA [International Air-Transportation Association] intermediate, advanced diploma, at Al Mamoon Academic Education Center, Damascus, 1998-1999.
o Anatomy formation and drawing intermediate & advanced diploma, Adham Ishmael Academic Education Center, Damascus, 1994-1998.
o Intermediate Accounting, Mahjoob Inc, Beirut, Lebanon, 2001.
o Customer Service Skills / Management Skills, British Council, Damascus, 2002.
o Time Management, Franklin Covey Co, R.Haddad Institute, Beirut Lebanon, 2002.
o Foundation Skills for Team-leaders & Supervisors, STMDI- Strategic Training Management Development Institute, Beirut – Lebanon, 2001.
o Assertiveness for Supervisors, STMDI- Strategic Training Management Development Institute, Beirut – Lebanon, 2001.
o Basic Management & Leadership, IPMA – International Professional Managers Association, London, 2003.
o Marketing in Middle East Workshop, SEBC, Damascus, 2003.
o Style Reporting & Professional Correspondences Workshop, Franklin Covey, Beirut, Lebanon, 2003.
o Accounting Principles, PDI [Professional Development Institute], Damascus, 2003. Authorized by IIA – The Institute of Internal Auditors, Boston, USA.
o International Stock Market Trading, ICM group – International Capital Market – Damascus 2004, authorized and regulated by Heyep Investment (UK) Ltd.
o Foreign Exchange – Fundamental & Technical Analysis, ICM group – International Capital Market – Damascus 2004, authorized and regulated by Heyep Investment (UK) Ltd.