Lynn Saghir Hamdan

 

e: hamdanlynn@gmail.com

Washington DC

 

Professional info

 

I hold a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design and an MBA. I held multiple roles as creative director for leading global graphic design and advertising companies crafting, developing and conceptualizing big ideas and experiences into graphics for ads in print, digital, social media, blogs, strategies and pitches for multi million dollars campaigns and ads. I have designed striking presentations some involving information design for big companies including advertising agencies.

Languages

 

ENGLISH

FRENCH

ARABIC

SPANISH

 

 

2010 - present

Work experience

 

The World Bank. Marketing and Design Specialist Consultant

Jan 2015 - Present

 

Independant Creative Director Consultant

Jul 2014 - Present

 

Spiderdots, Linda Low Team (LLT), Foggy Bottom Association (FBA), American Task Force for Lebanon, Lylus.

 

Drive Dentsu. Content Manager.

Jul 2012 - Jul 2014

 

A multinational Advertising Agency.

Web, Graphic  and Information design, Content Management, Social media, Traffic Advertising.

 
Lylus. Founder and Creative Director

Sep 2010 - Present

 

A designer’s pop art brand jewelries, bags and accessories where each piece embodies tiny messages of self-expression to strong criticism and encourages the use of green elements. 

 

  • Initiate, design, develop, and bring to market multiple line of products (Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets, Bags and Hats) in Lebanon, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia

  • Manage all aspects of operations including directing store sales, day-to-day operations, managing vendors’ relations, heavy customer service interaction and coordinating & motivating sales teams

  • Increase company’s key brand sales by 11% vs. previous year

  • Work closely with local & international suppliers, distributors and vendors in the formulation and development of marketing plans, strategic plans, product pricing and public relations

  • Support regional market needs including merchandising, media, promotions, and vendor relations

 

Paravision. Project & Account Manager

Feb 2008 – Sep 2010

 

A full service creative web agency and multimedia firm in new media graphic and communication.

 

  • Assisted clients in analyzing their needs and provided creative direction to best achieve the objectives of their corporate identity while meeting their unique marketing and business needs

  • Increased the quality and creative level of work produced to create and advance brand strategy

  • Developed full interactive solutions and designed corporate identities, postcards, brochures, billboard magazine and business advertisements, and exhibition displays

  • Designed the Paravision brochure and the Dubai Burj al Arab’s ad wall

  • Won the Sabis school network Pitch

  • Account manager for Sabis and Ghayath Group

 

J. Agrotec Africa. Creative and Art Director

Apr 2006 – Jan 2008

 

Import and sales of agro chemicals, livestocks and feed additives.

 

  • Designed and supervised all the publications, campaigns, packaging, displays and corporate identities

 

Widriss group. Graphic Designer

Aug 2005 – Mar 2006

 

Manufaturing, packing, trading and retailing of a wide range of food products.  

 

  • Responsible for the company’s products packaging and publications.

  • Designed retail bags, exhibition displays, posters, shelf-talkers, brochures, catalogues, billboards, logos with stationeries and websites.

  • Completion of all the work from design to file ready to print with retouching.

 

CSS Grey Worldwide. Internship

Aug 2004 - Sep 2014

 

Softwares

 

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

INDESIGN

QUARK XPRESS

M.S.OFFICE SUITE

DIRECTOR MX

SOUND STUDIO/EDIT

SOFT IMAGE 3D

FLASH

DREAMWEAVER

FINAL CUT PRO

VIDEO MONKEY

IMOVIE

 

Graphic Design Skills

 

 

CREATIVE DIRECTION

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE IDENTITY

PUBLICATIONS

TYPOGRAPHY

ADVERTISING

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO MANIPULATION

CONTENT MANAGEMENT

INFORMATION DESIGN

PACKAGING DESIGN

ILLUSTRATION

BRANDING

INNOVATION

Other Skills

 

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

MERCHANDIZING

NEGOCIATION

PRODUCT INTRO

BRANDIND

PRODUCT PRICING

MARKETING & SALES

AWARDS

 

“Go Green!” 2003: First prize for best design and concept of an environmental and social awareness campaign among all the universities in Lebanon, which included a poster, pamphlet, placemat and a billboard.

Contest for the International Year of Fresh Water in partnership with UNDP and the Lebanese Ministry of Environment.

2010 - present

Education

 

Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA). MBA

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

       

MBA from ESA, Beirut and Diploma of Higher Education in Management (DESM) from ESCP, Paris. (A top ranking international business school in association with Paris School of Commerce and French & Lebanese governments and in cooperation between the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Bank of Lebanon).

Final Thesis: Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The challenges a board game inventor faces in Lebanon.

 

American University of Beirut (AUB). BA

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005

 

Graphic Design, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture. 

Final project: Creation of a board game.