Hi, i'm Zakariae ZOUIHEL!

Art director and creative, hardworking senior graphic designer who stands out (Sportswear, textile & print). I've got a unique mix of creativity, time & team management, problem solving, and technical skill, proven by 10+ years of experience. Excellent communicator, quick to grasp the bigger picture.

JUST MY AWESOME SKILLS
Team Leading
Management
Graphic design
Textile Design
Sportswear Design

MY Experience

Graphic design manager & team leader

June 2015 - Present

Maroc Climate & Security
(A United Technologies Corporation & Ventec Joint Venture)
Casablanca 20000 - Morocco

Duties:
- Coordinating activities with the marketing department of CARRIER Corporation & CIAT Group ( brands of the UTC Climate, Controls & Security division)
- Developing the overall look or style of a publication or an advertising campaign
- Developing the Graphic charter of CARRIER
- Delegating tasks and setting deadlines for the design staff
- Supervising the team members, monitoring their performance and motivating them
- Reviewing and approving designs, artworks and catalogs developed by the staff members
- Presenting designs and technical documents (catalogs) to the marketing department for approval
- Ordering the translations of the approved technical documents (catalogs)
- Publishing the approved catalogs on the HUB and INTRANET of CARRIER and CIAT
- Developing a detailed dashboard and updating it
- Preparing the semestrial reports of the activities
- Developing detailed roadmap with the marketing department and updating it
- Discovering training needs and provide coaching
- Helping the human resources service for the recruitment

Graphic designer

June 2012 - Present

Freelance (Sportswear, textile and advertisement),
Tangier 90000 - Morocco

Administrative & Art Manager

June 2010 – May 2012

Santin Digital Maroc
(Sportswear Factory)
Tangier 90000 - Morocco

Duties:
- Contacting the clients to determine their needs (sportswear seam patterns, sizes, fonts, colors, sponsors size and positions) and advising them
- Delegating tasks and setting deadlines for the design staff
- Supervising the team members, monitoring their performance and motivating them
- Reviewing and approving designs and artworks developed by the staff members
- Presenting the artwork to clients for approval
- Asking the design team to incorporate changes recommended by the clients into the final artwork
- Reviewing designs for errors before the preparation of sizes, then sending them for production (printing, sublimation and sewing) in out factory
- Developing a detailed dashboard and updating it
- Preparing the semestrial reports of the activities
- Recruitment of new staff if needed
- Managing the administrative and financial part with the accountant
- Discovering training needs and provide coaching

Sportswear graphic designer (Freelance)

April 2009 – June 2010

Santin Digital
(Sportswear Factory)
Santiago de Compostela 15706 - Spain

Duties:
- Contacting the clients to determine their needs (sportswear seam patterns, sizes, fonts, colors, sponsors size and positions) and advising them
- Creating, developing and redrawing illustrations and logos
- Selecting and collecting all design elements to prepare the artwork and putting it into a mockup (2D view) and seam pattern
- Selection and collection of all design elements to prepare the artwork, put it into a 2D mockup and adapt it to the sewing pattern
- Presenting the artwork to clients for approval
- Incorporating changes recommended by the clients into the final artwork
- Reviewing designs for errors before preparing sizes, then sending them for production (printing, sublimation and sewing)

Graphic Designer (Internship)

February 2009 -April 2009

Club Affaires Tanger
(Companies management & domiciliation)
Tangier 90000 - Morocco

Duties:
- Meeting clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
- Advising clients on strategies to reach a particular audience
- Determining the message the design should portray
- Creating images that identify a product or convey a message
- Developing graphics for product illustrations, logos, and websites
- Selecting colors, images, text style, and layout
- Presenting the design to clients or the art director
- Incorporating changes recommended by the clients into the final design
- Reviewing designs for errors before printing or publishing them

Graphic Designer (Internship)

July 2008 - February 2009

Litographe
(Printing house)
Tangier 90000 - Morocco

Duties:
- Meeting clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
- Advising clients on strategies to reach a particular audience
- Determining the message the design should portray
- Creating images that identify a product or convey a message
- Developing graphics for product illustrations and logos
- Selecting colors, images, text style, and layout
- Presenting the design to clients or the art director
- Incorporating changes recommended by the clients into the final design
- Reviewing designs for errors before printing or publishing them

Graphic Designer (Internship)

October 2007 - July 2008

Design'ln Solutions
(Interior design & creative solutions)
Tangier 90000 - Morocco

Duties:
- Meeting clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
- Advising clients on strategies to reach a particular audience
- Determining the message the design should portray
- Creating images that identify a product or convey a message
- Developing graphics for product illustrations, logos, and websites
- Selecting colors, images, text style, and layout
- Presenting the design to clients or the art director
- Incorporating changes recommended by the clients into the final design
- Reviewing designs for errors before printing or publishing them

Graphic Designer (Internship)

April 2007 · May 2007

Comimage
(Communication agency)
Tangier 90000 - Morocco

Duties:
- Meeting clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
- Advising clients on strategies to reach a particular audience
- Determining the message the design should portray
- Creating images that identify a product or convey a message
- Developing graphics for product illustrations, logos, and websites
- Selecting colors, images, text style, and layout
- Presenting the design to clients or the art director
- Incorporating changes recommended by the clients into the final design
- Reviewing designs for errors before printing or publishing them

Graphic Designer (Internship)

October 2006 - February 2007

Service Graphic
(Printing house)
Tangier 90000 - Morocco

Duties:
- Meeting clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
- Advising clients on strategies to reach a particular audience
- Determining the message the design should portray
- Creating images that identify a product or convey a message
- Developing graphics for product illustrations and logos
- Selecting colors, images, text style, and layout
- Presenting the design to clients or the art director
- Incorporating changes recommended by the clients into the final design
- Reviewing designs for errors before printing or publishing them

MY Education

October 2017

Bachelor's degree in management and entrepreneurship

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers,
Paris 75000 - France

July 2008

Associate degree in graphic arts

Institut Spécialisé de Technologie Appliquée NTIC,
Tangier 90000 - Morocco

July 2006

Baccalaureate in experimental sciences

Abass Sebti High School,
Tangier 90000 - Morocco

MY Works

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MY TESTIMONIAL

  • "Mr. Zouihel was and still is one of my Designers. His outstanding skills and experience in the textile and Sportswear industry was a big help to create products and designs the Clients love. He developed also the teamjersey for our professional eSportsteam in Thailand which is ranked currently No1 in Thailand and No8 in Asia. His jersey will be shown in the ASEAN Games 2018 and I am proud to have someone with such a dedication in his work. If you do what you love, then you will be successfull. With this guy your products and Company will be successfull!"

    Kreshnik Memeti / Founder at Indivart Labels

LET'S KEEP IN TOUCH

Address: 153, Rue Ibn Batouta N°12, Tanger 90000, Morocco

Phone: +212 664 331 862

Email: contact@zouihel.com

LET'S KEEP IN TOUCH

Address: 153, Rue Ibn Batouta N°12, Tanger 90000, Morocco

Phone: +212 664 331 862