Dr. Arafat Al-Naim

Associate Professor, College of Design

Area of Research interest

  1. Digital Design
  2. Visual Communication Design
  3. Design Education
  4. Semiotics and Visual Design
  5. Visual Research
  6. Art / Design Critic
  7. Graphic Arts & Printmaking
  8. Typography
  9. Editorial Design

Creative Work and Articles

Creative Work and Scholarship Activities

  • Curator of TYPE + TEXT | DXB / Dubai Design Week, 2018
  • Curator of Li Xu: Chinese Interactive Posters Exhibition / Dubai Design Week, 2018
  • Director of the fourth International Design Conference (IDC) is entitled Design2Change, 2018
  • Director of the third International Design Conference (IDC), 2017
  • Curator of Type Unite DXB 2017
  • Director of the second International Design Conference (IDC), 2016
  • Director of the First International Design Conference (IDC), 2015
  • International Poster Exhibition, South Korea, 2012
  • D’AUTRES MONDES – Exhibition, France, 2011-2012
  • 2013, 6th UNITED DESIGNS – International Biennial Design Exhibition, St. Louis (USA)
  • 2014 International Poster Design Exhibition, VIDAK, South Korea
  • 2014, 7th United Designs, Shanghai 2014
  • 2015, 9TH ASIA GRAPHIC DESIGN TRIENNIAL, SEOUL

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

  • Education, Teaching and Learning in 3D, International Design Conference, 28 October 2015, American University in the Emirates, Dubai, UAE.
  • Mapping the role of drawing in graphic design Education, 3rd Global Visual Culture Symposium, Fine Arts College, Shanghai Normal University, 12 December 2014

Conference Proceedings

  • Art: Seduction of form and form of seduction, 2nd International Conference on Semiotics & Visual Communication, Cyprus University of Technology, 2-4 October 2015, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • 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.
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