Dr. Arafat Al Naim

Associate Professor, College of Design

Area of Research interest

  1. Semiotics and Visual Communication, Art Critic & Visual Analysis, Graphic Arts.
  2. Digital Printmaking, Design Theory & Practice, Typography & Calligraphy and Art.
  3. Design teaching methodologies.

Projects & Grants


Creative Works:

  1. Art Poster Exhibition for 2018's PyeongChang Winter Olympics organised by VIDAK (Visual Information Design Association of Korea)
  2. 4th Graphic Design and Visual Communication Conference in Cyprus 9-11 of March 2018
  3. Beautiful Island of Korea, Dokdo​ International Exhibition 2017, South Korea organized by Korea Forum of Design
  4. 9th UNITED DESIGNS - "Messages to Humanity" Beautiful Island of Korea, Dokdo​ International Exhibition 2017, South Korea organized by Korea Forum of Design
  5. TYPOUNITE Dubai 2017 is an International Typographic Poster Design Exhibition organized by the College of Design at American University in the Emirates (AUE) in cooperation with TYPEUNITE, Switzerland Embassy
  6. United Designs 8th international Biennial exhibition, Korea 2016
  7. Tokyo International Miniprint Jerusalem / Printmaking Work September 2015
  8. Global Visual Culture Symposium, Fine Arts College, Shanghai Normal University December 2014 Mapping the role of drawing in graphic design Education
  9. International Poster Design Exhibition, VIDAK, South Korea Creative work / International Juried Exhibition Environmental Posters 2014.
  10. Environmental Posters, 6th UNITED DESIGNS – International Biennial Design Exhibition, St. Louis (USA)- 2013

Conference Preceedings:

  1. Arabian International Home Show Rules and Legislations on Starting a Successful Design Business 8-10 March 2016.
  2. International Design Conference / Education, Teaching and Learning in 3D October 2015.
  3. 2nd International Conference & Exhibition on Semiotics and Visual Communication / Cyprus University of Technology / Lemesos / CyprusArt: Seduction of Form and Form of Seduction, October 2015.
  4. Trends Design, Leaders in Design MENA Summit, Dubai, November 2015.