Dr. Arafat Al Naim

Associate Professor, College of Design

Area of Research interest

Visual Communication Design, Semiotics, Expressive Typography, Layout Design, Interaction Design, Augmented reality, Design Theory and Practice, Advertising, Sustainable packaging, Information Design, Design ethics, Creative Industries, Visual Arts.

Projects & Grants

N/A

Creative Work and Scholarship Activities

  • Creative work: Language Relation, International typographic Exhibition Type Unite 2020 organized in USA, Indonesia, South Korea, Ecuador, Hungary and South Korea.
  • Creative Work: From Design to Global Identity, 700 x 1000, Digital Design/ Cultural–Social posters / The 9th International Triennial of Stage Poster, Sofia / Juried International Exhibition.
  • Creative Work: Design2Change, 700 x 1000, Digital Design/ Cultural–Social posters/ The 9th International Triennial of Stage Poster, Sofia/ Juried International Exhibition
  • Creative Work: EIPF, , 700 x 1000, Digital Design/ Cultural–Social posters/ The 9th International Triennial of Stage Poster, Sofia/ Juried International Exhibition.
  • Creative work: City, Mexid Media work, 20 x 20/ The 8th International Triennial of Graphic Arts SOFIA/ Juried International Exhibition
  • Creative work: Jerusalem, Mexid Media work, 27 x 27/ The 8th International Triennial of Graphic Arts SOFIA/ Juried International Exhibition
  • Creative work: Composition, Mexid Media work, 21 x 30/ The 8th International Triennial of Graphic Arts SOFIA/ Juried International Exhibition
  • Creative Work: 2020 INNOVATION VIDAK/ VIDAK, South Korea/ Juried International Exhibition, 2020.
  • Creative work: Virus is Over, Taiwan Global Anti-Virus Graphic Design Exhibition/ Taiwan Kaohsiung Creators Association/ 2020
  • Creative Work: Environmental poster: Stop Acidic Rain /UDA Annual Int'l Design Competition 2019, Poster Design/ Juried International Exhibition/ SILVER Environmental Awareness Poster Award
  • Creative Work: Hnguel More than an Aphabet / 19th international Exhibition of the Brand Design Association of Korea (BDAK), South Korea/  Juried International Exhibition, 2019
  • Creative work: Tollerance, 700 x 1000, Poster/ Emirates International Poster Festival 2019, The Cultural and Scientafic Association Dubai, Dubai Design Week/ Juried International Exhibition/ Juried International Exhibition.
  • Creative work-Poster, Cyprus Poster Triennial Opening Exhibition 2019
  • Creative Work: Suzhou Heaven on Earth, 700 x 1000/ The great journey Creative Suzhou poster Exhibition Collection / Suzhou,China/ Juried International Exhibition, 2018.
  • Creative Work: CPDB-China Printing Design Biennial 2020
  • Creative work –Poster, TypeUnite 2018 International Poster Exhibition “Consume” the exhibition showed in Indonesia, Turkey, Denmark.
  • Creative work –Typographic Poster, International Typographic Project “TYPE + TEXT”, Dubai Design Week, 2018
  • Creative work –Typographic Poster Writing, the origins of Civilization, 2nd International Poster contest by Graphic Stories Cyprus 2018.
  • Creative work: Dubai, Travellink Cyprus, Graphic Stories Cyprus & INK Project, 2017.
  • Creative work: Nicosia, the city of Utopia, 1st International Poster Contest by Graphic Stories Cyprus, 2017.
  • Creative work –Poster, 1st International Poster contest by Graphic Stories Cyprus 2017.
  • Creative work –Poster, 8th United Designs, International Biennial Design Exhibition, JEJU, South Korea 2016.
  • Creative work –Poster, United Designs in Dubai, 120 designs from 30 Nations / Part of Dubai Design Week, 2016.
  • Creative work: Help Nepal, The 9th Asia Graphic Design Triennial, Gallery IAng, Seoul, South Korea, 2015.
  • Creative work –Poster, International Poster Design Exhibition, VIDAK, South Korea, 2015
  • Creative work –Poster, International Poster Design Exhibition, VIDAK, South Korea, 2014.
  • Creative work –Poster, 7th United Designs, International Biennial Design Exhibition, Shanghai, China, 2014
  • Creative work –Poster, 6th UNITED DESIGNS – International Biennial Design Exhibition, St. Louis (USA), 2013,
  • Creative works (3 works): D’AUTRES MONDES – Exhibition, France, 2011-2012
  • Creative work –Poster, International Triennial of The Political Poster Mons, Belgium, 2011
  • Creative work: Dead Sea; Old City, Nord Art 2011, Germany.
  • Creative work: Environmental Poster 5th UNITED DESIGNS International Annual Design Exhibition, Limassol, Cyprus, 2011.
  • Creative work: Shadow on the wall, Nord Art 2010, Germany.

 

Journal Articles, Book, Book Chapters, Magazine Articles, Other Publications

  • Rediscovering Poster, Book Chapter, EIPF, Cultural and Scientific Association Dubai, 2019.
  • HUWA Arabic Calligraphy Artworks by Nassar Mansour, Publisher: Bagri Foundation, UK and Artspace.
  • Rhea Bailey: Concerto, Exhibition Catalog, Publisher: ΣΠΙΤΙ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΠΡΟΥ, ΑΘΗΝΑ, SPITI TIS KYPROU (House of Cyprus), ATHENS, Greece.
  • Rhea Bailey: Eniaptycha, Exhibition Catalog, Ministry of Culture, Republic of Cyprus.

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Semiotics of The Visual – Text and Image in Contemporary Arab Art, 1st International Conference on Semiotics & Visual Communication, Cyprus University of Technology, 25-27 November 2011, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Visual Semiotics, 5th International Design Conference (IDC) “Semiotics, Visual Metaphor and Design”
  • Design2Change, 4th International Design Conference (IDC)
  • Design of the 3rd International Design Conference (IDC) “DESIGN IN A DIGITAL WORLD”
  • Dynamic Identity, 2nd International Design Conference (IDC) “From Design to Global Identity”
  • Education, Teaching and Learning in 3D, 1st International Design Conference (IDC) 2015.
  • Art: Seduction of form and form of seduction, 2nd International Conference on Semiotics & Visual Communication, Cyprus University of Technology, 2-4 October 2015, Lemesos / Cyprus.
  • Mapping the role of drawing in graphic design Education, 3rd Global Visual Culture Symposium, Fine Arts College, Shanghai Normal University 2014.
  • Notes on Deconstructing the Visual, International Design Symposium, Cyprus University of Technology, 2011
  • Graphic Design Education in Jordan, 4th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 2010.
  • Arabic Logotype from Calligraphy to Typography, 3rd International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication – from verbal to graphic, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007
  • Transformation of The Image of Jerusalem in Visual Arts, International conference on Jerusalem in arts, Jordanian Plastic Art Association, 2009, Amman, Jordan
  • Fear in Art and Fear of Art, 10th Philadelphia International Conference, Philadelphia University, Jordan, 2006
  • The Impact of Photomontage on the Contemporary Graphic Design, 11th International Conference, Philadelphia University, Jordan, 2007
  • Icons of Love and Heat in Contemporary Graphic Art & Design, 13th International Conference, Philadelphia University, Jordan, 2008
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