BASIC INFO

06.10.1984

5042. Bergen Norway

faisal.ramadan@gmail.com

99 878 252

DESIGNING TOOLS

Introduction:

Highly creative and multitalented Graphic & Web Designer with extensive experience in graphic, web and printing materials deisgn. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills, dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities (In English).


Creative experience in the following:

Printing & Graphic Design:

  • Brochures & Newsletters
  • Logos & Business Cards
  • Posters & Post Cards
  • Stationery
  • Logos
  • Branding materails deisng
  • Presentations
  • Catalogues
  • Online or printed graphic materials.

Photos:

  • Retouching
  • Photograph Restoration

WEB & Multimedia

  • Website Design
  • UI &UX Design
  • Video Editing
  • Short promotional videos for social media ads

Software skills:

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Average
Good
Professional
Expert
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
Average
Good
Professional
Expert
ADOBE INDESIGN
Average
Good
Professional
Expert
CORELDRAW
Average
Good
Professional
Expert
ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS
Average
Good
Professional
Expert
WEBFLOW
Average
Good
Professional
Expert
UXD Softwares
Average
Good
Professional
Expert

LANGAUGES

Knowing different languages is not only good to have more ways to communicate, each new language is an entire culture, a new way of thinking and an exciting new experience...

learned English from school, private lessons, courses and at the university as I studied there English translation, as for Russian language, I lived in Russia about 4 years, I learned Russian language through some courses and mostly by communication with people and at work.

I’ve attended Norwegian classes since August 2016 until 2018, I reached a level of B1 to B2, I am focusing lately on learning the language through my work, as i always deal with texts and content that help a lot to enrich my knowledge with Norwegian language.

ENGLISH
Beginner
Intermediate
Fluent
RUSSIAN
Beginner
Intermediate
Good
Fluent
NORWEGIAN
Beginner
Intermediate
GOOD
Fluent
Arabic
Beginner
Intermediate
Fluent
Native

RELEVANT WORK SKILLS

Through my working history, I tried always to pay attention to all those small details that add big positive value to the job, I watched and read a lot articles, books or tutorials that aim to develop the working skills and raise the value of the work quality. These stuff were basically relevant to graphic design, web design, e commerce, copywriting, marketing and more. I have got because of all these useful materials good skills with:

1- Copywriting and content management:

Writing attractive and selling texts that help to raise the awareness about the product or service i am working on it, I used to work before close to copywriters who produced radio ads, press releases, advertising texts and web contents.

Even when I deal with content that has languages that I am not  fluent at (like Norwegian), I tried to solve that by creating good stories in proper English and used to translate it to Norwegian and checked it to make a final comprehensive texts that help to sell.

2- Photo editing skills:

I always keep following and practicing short tutorials that teach photo and images editing in Photoshop, that helped me a lot especially with my work as a web designer since I already have the knowledge and the flexibility to edit images to fit scale and usage for web or in promotional graphic designs.

3- E commerce:

Building net stores is the basic skills I am working continuously to develop, as I have the technical knowledge as a web and graphic designer, I am keep following topics that are relevant to e commerce not only on terms on design techniques, but also on understanding more what makes the net store successful and knowing more about online shoppers behavior in Norway and Northern Europe, I have learned a lot of information about payment methods, shoppers behavior or preferences, UX design for net stores and relevant marketing tips to promote the products and encourage visitors and shoppers to visit the net store and having a comfortable online shopping experience.

Here is a link to the net store I made for the company I work for since early 2017 (Bygg Engros AS): See Here

(everything is done for Bygg Engros from scratch, design, categorizing, product page structure, SEO, functions for the net store, pricing strategy and content. All is made using apps like:

Webflow, Integromat, Airtable, Foxycart, Facebook ads, Google ads, Jetboost (for filtering and on site search...)

Here is what I do in my current work as a net store admin:

I build net stores from scratch using Webflow with checkout that supports Klarna, Paypal and direct payments. I can also do only the design and the prototypes for the net store (as well as for any other website that needs a developer or programmer to make).

I manage the net store items and keep updating and developing the website and the products as well as the relevant digital ads.

I manage online orders, online payments, sending status and all online clients inquiries.

Working on all relevant advertising designs for the net store (images, web design, flyers, brochures, online banners...)

4- SEO and digital marketing:

SEO is almost the only golden key for website success! by having a good website SEO naming and tagging, aligned with effective usage of Google ads and fb, could make a website get huge numbers of visits and interactions. I have been working for the last one and half year in creating different ads on Google and I had a lot of phone calls with them to learn all the different types of ads and the best technique to increase impressions for the net stores or websites. I also keep reading tips and explanations about digital marketing and how to employ website SEO functions and social media to get better results and to learn more about how to use the figures from Google ads or fb to develop the marketing plans and the content itself.

5- UX Deisng

I am finishing my study in UX Designat Noroff in Nov 2022, in this two years part time study, I learned everything about UXD design in an acadimic way, I can now apply this knowledge in every aspect of my web design projects to make the design more user friendly and problem solving. I learned how to create a complete UX study from UX research, ideation, planning, wireframing, testing and proceed with prototyping and creating design system for my digital product.

6- Other skills:

Creating short promotional videos and producing small videos for promotional and corporate use on After Effects, I have experience which is enough to create different kind of promotional videos to use on social networks to promote business. I can also edit small audio tracks to use it for promotional videos (I used before to create small scientific learning videos and posting it on my Youtube channels or give it to some educational fb groups to publish there as a voluntary work). One more thing is that I have a small business network that allows me to do make the work that I personally can't work with, like web developing, coding and copywriting (in Norwegian).

EDUCATION

I studied English translation at the university of Damascus, I started in 2004 and Studied for more than 4 years. I’ve also took private English lessons and courses in English for so many years before and after university. Also I attended different workshops such as: (PMP) Project Management, Negotiation skills and Business Communications At Work.

UX Design
Noroff high school
online part-time study - bergen
2019- present
ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Damascus University
Open Learning Department
2004 to 2009

EXPERIENCE &WORK HISTORY

I always had a proclivity for creativity, my first try with creating creative things with Photoshop was when I was at secondary school by designing a library to for my favorite music using Adobe Photoshop and an old program called Multimedia Builder.
I started to work in small printshop offices and learned how to use Photoshop and CorelDraw, as my career developed I learned more skills, more graphic tools, more softwares and the logic behind creating effective graphic and advertising materials.

Web & Graphic design skills:
1- Creating graphic materials for printed advertising materials
2- Preparing files for printing
3- Creating and preparing designs for promotional items or for commercial campaigns
4- UI design &web design
5-  Video editing skills
6- Creating custom made websites and net stores.

My work experience in different countries and with different clients gave me a unique understanding of graphic design work.

WORK HISTORY
May . 2018 (ongoing)
Web designer and net store admin
BYGG ENGROS (BERGEN)

OCT. 2017 August 2018
Graphic and UI designer
TURBO TAPE GAMES (BERGEN)

2011 TO 2016 (MOSCOW, RUSSIA):
2014-2015
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
BAKE N ROLL RESTAURANT

2012-2014
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
CAPITAL PRINTING PRINTSHOP

BEFORE 2011 (DAMASCUS, SYRIA)
APRIL.2009 TO FEB.2012
Valueadde Group
Advertising account manager

APRIL.2007 TO APRIL.2009
Production coordinator
Syriatel telecom

INTRESTS

Hobbies are more than enjoying free-time!

The persuade of developing hobbies helping in creating new horizons for man’s life... When I do graphic design, for instance, I think about the design as a musical piece! I start by trying different colors, photos, and illustrations, I do many changes until I come up with one solid idea that reflects the identity of the project I’m working on, every touch is important, just like playing classic piano music...

Music: I had piano lessons with a private piano teacher since during 2016-2017, I am still self-learning and I do participate sometimes in small music jam sessions and small concerts.

Sport: I do sometimes some sports like: workout, swimming and biking.

Documentaries: Watching documentaries (almost about everything) is maybe the only thing that I really enjoy watching on TV or internet, I feel that documentaries are like a substitute for reading in some areas. I also made some short documentaries as a voluntary work using softwares like After Effects.

CONTACT

Tlf.: 99 878 252

E-mail: faisal.ramadan@gmail.com

Faisal Ramadan CV - 2019