Samad Boughalam
Art director, creative, graphic designer, illustrator, music and creative tech enthusiast, with 6+ years’ experience in the management of the complete design process from conceptualisation to delivery. 
E-mail: samad@cdxq.studio
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Experience:  

FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR 2016-PRESENT
CDXQ STUDIO
• Research, develop and implement innovative and tailored visual DNA as well as web design, illustrations, visual content (stills/moving image) and sound design curation for various clients in fashion, culture and music.
Clients: V&A, Hugo Boss, Jo Malone, Dior, Boiler Room, Shortlist


SENIOR CREATIVE 2018-PRESENT
ACRYLICIZE
• Led the design, development and implementation of the graphic, layout and communication materials.
• Developed artwork for multiple projects, with a focus on new business and pitch work.
• Designed countless 3D renders, visuals, and designs to respond to the client’s need.
• Developed and implemented design concepts into finished products.
• Oversaw the efficient use of production project budget.
Clients: Spotify, LinkedIn, Google, Microsoft, Wimbledon.


RADIO DIRECTOR 2017-PERSENT 
LONDON FIELDS RADIO 
• Develop and create the brand’s identity, web design and visual artworks.
• Produce and develop podcast and live recordings.
• Train volunteers on how to use the equipment and be on the radio.
• Set up and manage program schedule.
• Control all content for web-stream.
• Host of an on-air show “Cadavre Exquis”.


ART DIRECTOR 2016-2018 
NINETY PERCENT
• Developed and implemented the brand’s identity visual guidelines and marketing materials (e.g. logos, brochure, newsletter, infographics, presentations, web design).
• Created inspirational and contemporary visual content for online and print.
• Developed and implemented design concepts into finished products.


SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER 2009-2017 
ECHO SOURCING
• Designed print for UK & European High Street market with the latest trends in mind.
• Worked on specific licensed design such as Marvel, Disney, Sony Music amongst others.
• Handled print separations and grading to achieve the highest quality of final products.
• Researched trends and presented new ideas to the Director and team monthly.
• Sourced new designs and fabric travelling at least twice a year on trips to US and Europe.
• Worked closely with the machinists, pattern cutters and garment techs.
• Attended sales meetings and liaised with clients to ensure that expectations are exceeded.
Clients: Primark, H&M, Topman, Newlook.


JUNIOR DESIGNER 2006-2007 
MINIMO ACCESSORIES
Creating and designed a small range of children’s accessories.
Taking into consideration textiles, colour, and aesthetics.
Collaborating with FNAC & Vertbaudet.


Education:
BACCALAURÉAT STMG: MARKETING & COMMUNICATION


PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:
• Experience developing and executing original sponsored integrations and ad products across the social web.
• Established leadership abilities in collaborative, team-oriented environments.
• Experience creating, developing, and leading a variety of creative teams.
• Experience clearly and concisely presenting creative concepts to clients.
• Peerless passion for visual storytelling.
• Experience managing and cultivating freelance talent.
• Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote, Microsoft Office, C4D, and a variety of operating systems.
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