• Hi there, my name is omar

    I'm a graphic designer with ~8 years experience.
    I like problem-solving, trying funky solutions, and going back to the whiteboard more determined than before.

    There's always something new to learn,
    and I gravitate toward like-minded folk.

  • My blog, and other writing

    Imagine one of those old geocities-era "under construction" gifs here...
    Sorry, i'm still fleshing this area out.
    So, move along, nothing to see here - yet!

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    June 2011-March 2013
    America Online, NYC: Designer.
    Proud member of the “AOL Creative Lab” team; enjoyed a lot of creative freedom here. Made neato packaging and gifts, mapped out cool exhibition booths and event spaces, designed fun print pieces (origami leave-behinds are more memorable than one-sheets!). Joined forces with the social media team for special live-giffing and blogging events, contributing to the Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook pages, and concepting the next iteration of the AOL portal. Also knocked out countless presos, booklets, web skins, landing pages, html emails, infographics, and a giant foamcore AOL logo – but never once mailed a CD.

    March-May 2011
    The Nielsen Company, Chicago (worked remotely from NYC): Graphic Designer.
    Created ads, one-sheets, booklets, infographics, all adhering to their established branding. Did my best, without harboring grudges for the cancellation of Firefly.

    June-December 2010
    Mitchell & Titus (member firm of Ernst & Young), NYC: Senior Design Consultant.
    Sole designer. Gave their stodgy 12pt Times New Roman docs a fresh remix. Spiffied up their proposals, presos, flyers, one-sheets, brochures, e-newsletters. Redesigned their branding, introduced animated holiday e-cards and new employee manuals. Copyediting, proofreading, and formatting of outgoing materials were also my duties here.

    January 2009-January 2010
    Obsidian Capital Ltd (property investment firm), London, UK: Graphic Designer.
    Sole designer. Branded, created brochures, presos, promotional materials, web presence. Failed to pick up the accent. Bloody shame, innit?

    November 2008-Present
    DockStreetMedia.com (web design consultants), NYC: Creative Head.
    Started company with a friend; website and print design, webhosting services.

    June 2003-October 2008
    The New York Sun (newspaper), NYC: grew from Intern to Production Designer.
    All production aspects of a paper: created daily layout, edited copy, made display ads, retouched images, illustrated special covers, managed the website, held photoshoots, proofed pages before sending to press (where I frequently lent a hand/put out fires). I was also a daily liaison with the advertising, business, and editorial departments. It was a small company, so we wore many hats – wound up being one hell of an education.

    Tools of my trade: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Quark, pen, pencil, paper, paint, x-acto. Especially proficient with Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Powerpoint. Knowledgeable in HTML/CSS; learning javascript and videography.

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    63-11 Queens Boulevard, #F5
    Woodside, NY 11377

    Telephone:917.517.0465
    E-mail: obaksh@gmail.com

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