Welcome to the SND20 2015 Middle East Creative News Design Conference

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This second edition of the Creative News Design will be held at Dubai Knowledge Village at Dubai (UAE) October 23, 24 and 25, 2015

The Conference will be held with two workshops: Information Graphics with Fernado Baptista and Arabic Design with Osama Alwajish

This conference shares the latest trends and ideas that are being implemented by leading publishers in the region and abroad to enhance their design editorial content in both digital and print.

 More than ever high quality, creative news design is in high demand in Middle East publications. Publishing houses have already discovered the power of innovative design as a tool to keep readers and differentiate from competitors.

The Creative News Design Conference will provide some valuable concepts from expert top professionals.

Some great speakers are already confirmed!

Fernando Baptista, National Geographic Magazine, Washington D.C –USA

Stephen Komives, Society for News Design, Orlando FL-USA

Carla Saliba, infographic.ly, Dubai- UAE

Steven Castelluccia, Bloomberg Businessweek Midde East, Dubai- UAE

Antonio Farach, Muscat Media Group, Oman

Sara Raffaghello, What’s On Group, Emirates Man and Hype Magazine, Dubai- UAE

Dwynn Trazo, Al Nisr Publishing, Dubai- UAE

Osama Aljawish– Society for News Design- Regional Director, Muscat- Oman

Dr. Salman Alhajri – Assistant professor of Art and Design, at The department of Art Education, at Sultan Qaboos University

Hugo A. Sánchez – Gulf News -UAE

Liz Ramos Prado – DMI -UAE

David Westley – Gulf News.com -UAE


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Fernando Baptista, the master of infographics will hold a workshop in Dubai (23 and 24 October 2015) to share his knowledge and experience on Inforgraphics. The workshop is open for all professionals interested to learn the best of informational graphics practices.




This workshop is designed to Arabic speaker designers for Arabic language publications in the Middle East.

Al Shabiba newspaper is the most award winner publication in the region with design recognition by SND (Society for News Design), SPD (Society of Publication Design) and The Best of Middle East News Design.

The creativity and Innovation in their layout and page design is the real proof of the combination of image and the power of Arabic typography.

Osama’s design work is recognized by the innovation and boldness in Arabic language publication. He is Senior Designer at Al Shabiba and Times of Oman newspaper in Muscat. He received BA degree from Damascus University in 2003 and he is currently a member of Fine Artists Association of Syria and Society for News Design Regional Director. He started his career in advertising agency in Oman and joined the publication industry as Senior Designer for Al Shabiba, the sister publication of Times of Oman.

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