About me

I'm a multi-disciplinary info/graphic designer with experience in providing creative design solutions.

I'm a freelance graphic designer based in London, specialising in infographic design, logo design, corporate identity design, web design and printing. People hire me because I help make their businesses look good and more profitable. Whether you’re starting–up a business, an established company or even if you have an exciting ideas you'd like to discuss, get in touch.

Clients and Projects

Below is a list of clients I have worked with, and commonly the artwork was involved in designing info-graphic design, UI User-interface, digital design, brand identity, web design, packaging, publication design and more...

Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

Abbvie
Almirall
Bayer
BMI
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS
FRCR - Rad Courses
Gilead
IPSEN
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS
Qcourses
Quintiles
RNIB
ROCHE
RSV
Sanofi
UCB

Commercial & Retail

Upperclass Fashion
MD Textiles & Linen
UDL United Disposable Ltd
Mr Printers
Pronta Print Stratford
Eagle Distributor
Business Gypsy
Loveable Pets
London Bengals
ECO Airports

Estate Agents

Property Links
Shan Properties
Rockledge
FRCR - Rad Courses

Education & Institution

Ibrahim College
LCB (London college of business)
YECB (Youth Education Centre Beckton)
Muslim Stickers
SHAN Education Beyond Borders
Tulaab Al-Riyaadh

Restaurants and Takeaways

Village Indiya
Charsi Tikka
Village Brentwood
Chutney Joe
Zaal Indian

I have been self employed since 2009. My business is successful because I understand my clients needs first and their business direction. I provide creative design solutions that is conceptually effective and visually expressive.

Work History

I am self employed - freelance graphic designer, specialising in corporate identity design, info graphic design, web design and printing. As freelance graphic designer i have temporary and permanent contracts with various business industries in healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology, educations, etc and mainly designing logos, brochure, prospectus, annual reports, websites, letterhead, business cards, packaging and more.

In June 2005, after my graduation I joined "Double Barrel Design" in London. A small team of developers and designers. As a junior designer, I learnt to adapt rapidly and express my creativity through implementations and development. Even though I had a boosting start of my career, I was looking for more challenging roles.

In Febuary 2006, I started full time work at mrprinters, a printing company based in east London specialising in design and mass printing mainly of leaflets and restaurant menus. At the time, the company was in the process of transformation and expansion, more design services were introduced to the business, such corporate identity design, web design and publication design, it was an honour to have worked alongside talented printers. Although this was a full time job, I still managed to carry out some freelance design on the side during this time. As I was determined and committed to produce creative design, I was in my comfort zone. 

After three years at mrprinters, I moved on to work for myself as self employed and established iOpenways™ in 2009. Collaborating with many other experienced freelancers; graphic designers, web developers and associated with various good printing companies.

At the end of 2011 I have started working for healthiQ. I was the only designer at the time, and seeing the company grow rapidly and expanding its branches in healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology. The company has launched many online products related to real world data for healthcare and pharmaceutical clients. The products such as; Vantage, Easyrota, Clinical and Patient Portal, FFT Friends & Family Test and many more.

Awards

Project: Easyrota 
Award: The Aylward QIPP Awards 2013
Project: Typography 
Type Coach
Award: ISTD - International Society 
of Typography Designers
Project: London Underground - (Endless Road – Edgware Road) 
Award: London Design Festival

Qualifications

BA (Hons) - Graphic Media Design 
(Information design)
BTEC - Photography
HND - Art and Design

Education

The University of Art - (LCC - London College of Communication)

Information Design, Typography, Graphic Design, Concepts & Design Experimentation, 3D Modelling, Photography

NewHam College of Further Education
 
Communication Graphic Design, Photography, Art & Typography Design, Material Experimentation

Loxford High School of Science and Technology
Art Technology IT Computing

Short Bio

2012 - 14  – Currently working for Healthiq and have been working since the establishment of the company. The only designer at the time, seeing the company grow rapidly and expanding its branches in healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology. The company has launched many online products related to real world data for healthcare and pharmaceutical clients. Products such as; Vantage, Easyrota, Clinical and Patient Portal, Friends and family and many more.

2012 – Upperclass Fashion - Wholesaler and retailer of Leather merchandise, the company is based in london and trading worldwide. I want hired to rebrand the company identity and products. Advising for online marketing and creating global awareness of their products.

2011 – Supporting architecture project designs in east Africa - Interior Architecture Design, working along with my sister who specialise in interior architecture design.

2010 – Got involved in business marketing and design, invested time to support marketing few businesses services and products. - Topleather.co.uk with upperclass fashion - Business Cards Printing London.co.uk with Pronta Print stratford and worked with UDL (United Disposable Ltd).

2009 – Established my own company - iOpenways™, collaborating with other freelancers; graphic designers, web developers and associated with various printing companies.

2008 - While working full time -  I was getting a lot of freelance work and I was considering to start my own company. 

2007 - Got involved in web site design, I started learning basic knowledge - html and css, and hosted my first website at free host site.

2006 - Started Full-time job with mrprinters in east london, worked as graphic designer. Got major role - revamping the company brand identity design and managing clients.

2006 - Worked for Double Barrel Design Consultancy as Junior Graphic Designers.

2005 - Studied Graphic & Media for 2 years and the final year forced on studying info graphic design.

2004 - Joined the ISTD competition - International Society of Typography Design - and won an award.

2002 - Began studying design at The University of Arts - London College of Communication. Got my first freelance job designing promotional material for a national conference in London.

1999 - Studied Communication Graphic and Design and Photography at New Ham College in East London.

1994 - Began studying Art & design at high school in Essex.

1993 - Moved to London, United Kingdom.

1987 - Moved to Mombasa, Kenya.

1982 - Born in Brava, Somalia.

Social Networks

Generally i am working hard with my projects and in my spare time i am on the internet. You can now join me on my social network communities, I am member of;

Google+ – Join me for discussions and follow my articles
Twitter – Design resources and links.
Facebook – Stay connected & see links I share.
LinkedIn – Join my business networking.
Pinterest – Be inspired with amazing designs.
Vimeo – Whenever I make a video is upload here.