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Company Type

Design

Languages

Arabic (Native), English (Advanced).

Established In

SAATCHI & SAATCHI, M&C SAATCHI, Momentum Grounds Morris...etc

Born

Jordan

Email

haddadwesam@hotmail.com

Biography/Work Experience

Wesam Mazhar Haddad is a Conceptualizer, Strategic Creative Director, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Typographer, Studio and Design Manager based in Brooklyn, New York. Haddad graduated from Yarmouk University with a B.F.A Degree in Design and Applied Arts – Graphics Design major in 2001 from Jordan. Currently studying M.F.A Degree in Communications Design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. ​ Haddad has more than 15 years of experience in several global advertising agencies and companies, just to name a few: SAATCHI & SAATCHI, Momentum Grounds Morris, M&C SAATCHI, Commercial Bank, etc. ​ Haddad is a Social Poster Designer, International (Jury, Speaker, Awards Winner, and Exhibitor). He has won more than 50 global awards in USA, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Ecuador, Mexico, Egypt, and Jordan. His works have been, awarded, exhibited, published, and featured in many renowned newspapers, design annuals, magazines, exhibitions, competitions, and books. Including the new book “The Design of Dissent, Extended Edition: Greed, Nationalism, Alternative facts, and the Resistance” by Milton Glaser, Mirko Ilic, Tony Kushner, and Steven Heller. Haddad projects reflect his profound philosophy that "Simplicity is the highest level of complexity; Complexity is the highest level of simplicity." Haddad’s visuals concerning the environment and the social concerns evoke as an everlasting siren that touches every single human no matter of their ethical/ cultural backgrounds.

Philosophy on Work

Simplicity is the highest level of complexity; complexity is the highest level of simplicity.

Professional Specialties

Creative Direction, Art Direction, Arabic Calligraphy & Graphic Design.

Graphis Appearances

2017, "Poster Annual 2018", NEW YORK/USA, ISBN9781931241526. 2016, "Poster Annual 2017", NEW YORK/USA, ISBN9781931241526. 2015, "Social & Political Protest Posters", Pages: 98 & 192, Graphis, NEW YORK/USA, ISBN9781932026924.

Awards

2017, Bronze Medal, Taiwan International Graphic Design Award, TAIPEI/TAIWAN. 2017, Selected, 4th Shanghai Biennial Asia Graphic Design, SHANGHAI/CHINA. 2017, Selected, The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art," TENNESSEE/USA. 2017, Selected, 6th Iran International Green Film Festival, TEHRAN/IRAN. 2017, Finalist, 2nd International Printmaking Biennial Łódź 2018, LODZ/POLAND. 2017, Selected, "Design of Dissent Extended Edition" Book, NEW YORK/USA. 2017, Gold Award, Graphis “Poster Annual 2018”, NEW YORK/USA. 2017, Finalist, International Image Festival FINI, PACHUCA/MEXICO. 2016, Selected, The 2nd Shenzhen International Poster Festival, SHENZHEN/CHINA. 2016, Selected, The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", TENNESSEE/USA. 2016, Selected, 8th United Designs International Biennial Exhibition/ Poster for Environmental Awareness, JEJU/KOREA. 2016, Selected, Golden Bee 12 Biennale, MOSCOW/RUSSIA. 2016, Selected, Ecuador Poster Bienal, QUITO/ECUADOR. 2016, Finalist, Golden Turtle Award, MOSCOW/RUSSIA. 2016, Nominated, Joseph Binder Award, VIENNA/AUSTRIA. 2016, Selected, 6th International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster Biennale, OŚWIĘCIM/POLAND. 2016, Platinum & Gold Awards, Graphis Poster Annual 2017, NEW YORK/USA. 2016, Shortlisted, 100 Best Arabic Posters, CAIRO/EGYPT. 2016, Silver Award, A'Design Award in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category, MILAN/ITALY. 2016, Selected, 13th International Triennial of the Political Poster Show, MONS/BElGIUM. 2016, Certificate of Honor Award, Ekoplakat/Ecoposter, KATOWICE/POLAND. 2016, Selected, All Gold of the World 2014–2016, MOSCOW/RUSSIA. 2015, Bronze Award, The 7th China International Poster Biennial, HANGZHOU/CHINA. 2015, Selected, The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", TENNESSEE/USA. 2015, Gold & Silver Awards, Graphis “Social & Political Protest Posters”, NEW YORK/USA. 2015, Selected, IX International Eco-Poster Triennial “the 4th Block”, KHARKIV/UKRAINE. 2015, Silver Award, Graphis “Poster Annual 2015”, NEW YORK/USA. 2014, Shortlisted, Poster For Tomorrow “Work Right!”, PARIS/FRANCE. 2014, Selected, 11 Golden Bee “International Biennale of Graphic Design”, MOSCOW/RUSSIA. 2014, Winner, Poster Heroes 4 “Systemic Food” - Plug Creativity, TORINO/ITALY. 2013, Selected, International Poster Contest “To Death With A Smile”, Delegación Cuauhtémoc/MEXICO. 2013, Selected, International Trademark & Logo Biennale «Tamga», Novosibirsk - Krasnoyarsk, SIBERIA/RUSSIA. 2010, Selected, 9 Golden Bee “International Biennale of Graphic Design” , MOSCOW/RUSSIA. 2008, Selected, International Trademark & Logo Biennale «Tamga», SIBERIA/RUSSIA. 2007, 3 Gold, 2 Silver & 4 Bronze, Jordan Advertising Awards, AMMAN/JORDAN. 2007, Finalist, DFA - Design for Asia Award, KOWLOON TONG/HONG KONG. 2006, Selected, 9th International Biennial of the Poster (BICM), MEXICO CITY/MEXICO. 2006, Selected, Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT), TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA. 2006, Gold Award, International Competition Nagoya Design DO!, NAGOYA/JAPAN. 2005, Spotlight Selection, D&AD Talentpool, LONDON/UK. 2005, 1st Prize Winner, The 10th Year of Triennial EKOPLAGÁT ´05, ZILLINA/SLOVAKIA. 2005, Finalist, DFA - Design for Asia Award, KOWLOON TONG/HONG KONG.

Graphis Awards

2017, Gold Award, Graphis Poster Annual 2018, NEW YORK/USA. 2016, Platinum & Gold Awards, Graphis Poster Annual 2017, NEW YORK/USA. 2015, Gold & Silver Awards, Graphis “Social & Political Protest Posters”, NEW YORK/USA. 2015, Silver Award, Graphis “Poster Annual 2015”, NEW YORK/USA.

Proudest Achievements

www.wesamhaddad.com

Featured In:

Books

2015, "Catalogue of The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", TENNESSEE/USA.

Books

2015, "Catalogue of The 7th China International Poster Biennial", HANGZHOU/CHINA.

Books

2015, "Social & Political Protest Posters", Pages: 98 & 192, Graphis, NEW YORK/USA, ISBN9781932026924.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2017, Post-Ecuador Poster Bienal Exhibition, Centrum Spotkania Kultur, Retroavangarda, WIT, LUBLIN/POLAND.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2017, Limited Edition - Union of Designers International Poster Exhibition (Water Crisis), Hepta Gallery, No.3, Nikooshahr dead – end, Iranshakr St., Haft-e-tir sq, TEHRAN/IRAN.

Books

2016, "Catalogue of the (Golden Bee 12) Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design", Pages: 277 & 308, Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design, Moscow/Russia, ISBN978-5-91549-004-7.

Books

2015, "Catalogue of the IX International Eco-Poster Triennial (The 4th Block)", KHARKIV/UKRAINE.

Books

2014, "Catalogue of the (Golden Bee 11) Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design", Page: 135, Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design, MOSCOW/RUSSIA, ISBN9785915490085.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2006, International Competition Nagoya Design DO!, Design Museum, 4F IdcN, NADYA PARK, NAGOYA/JAPAN.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2005, The 10th Year of Triennial EKOPLAGÁT ´05, Povazská Art Gallery, ZILLINA/SLOVAKIA.

Books

2013, "Catalogue of International Trademark & Logo Biennale TAMgA", SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2017, Golden Bee 12/100 - International Biennial of Graphic Design, Organized by European Humanities University (EHU), VILNIUS/LITHUANIA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2017, Golden Bee "International Biennial of Graphic Design", The National Library “Radoslav Lyumovicha", PODGORICA/MONTENEGRO.

Books

2016, "Ecuador Poster Bienal 2016, Page: 102, Quito/Ecuador. ISBN: 9781366299772

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2017, Golden Bee "International Biennial of Graphic Design", Galleria Mirionima (Accademia di Belle Arti), Piazza della Liberta 21, MACERATA/ITALY.

Lectures/Appearances

2017, Jury Member, A’Design Award & Competition, COMO/ITALY.

Books

2016, "Catalogue of the 8th United Designs International Biennial Exhibition/ Posters for Environmental Awareness", Page: 56, Jeju/Korea.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2015, The 7th China International Poster Biennial, Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art, HANGZHOU/CHINA.

Museum/Gallery Collections

2015, The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", Reece Museum - Johnson City, TENNESSEE/USA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2015, IX International Eco-Poster Triennial “the 4th Block”, Contemporary Art Centre “Yermilov Centre”, KHARKIV/UKRAINE.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2014, 11 Golden Bee “International Biennale of Graphic Design”, The Central House of Artists, MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2014, Poster Heroes 4 “Systemic Food”, Plug Creativity, TORINO/ITALY.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2014, International Poster Contest "To Death With A Smile 2013-2014", MUMEDI (Mexican Museum of Design), Delegación Cuauhtémoc/MEXICO.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2013, International Trademark & Logo Biennale «Tamga», Novosibirsk - Krasnoyarsk, SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2010, 9 Golden Bee “International Biennale of Graphic Design” , The Central House of Artists - MOSCOW/RUSSIA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2008, International Trademark & Logo Biennale «Tamga», Novosibirsk - Krasnoyarsk, SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2007, The Social Designers: Design for Real Needs, Design Museum, 4F IdcN, NADYA PARK, NAGOYA/JAPAN.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2006, 9th International Biennial of the Poster (BICM), Franz Mayer Museum, MEXICO CITY/MEXICO.

Museum/Gallery Collections

2006, Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT), Jan Koniarek Gallery, TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA.

Books

2010, "Catalogue of the (Golden Bee 9) Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design", MOSCOW/RUSSIA. ISBN 755757575755775570

Books

2008, "Catalogue of International Trademark & Logo Biennale TAMgA", Pages: 20, 25 & 26, SIBERIA/RUSSIA.

Books

2006, "Catalogue of 9th International Biennial of the Poster (BICM)", MEXICO CITY/MEXICO.

Books

2006, "Catalogue of Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT)", TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA.

Articles

2007, "A Jordanian designer reaches the final stage in an international competition in Hong Kong", AlRai Newspaper Issue 13542, page 50, November, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Books

2005, "Ekoplagát '05" The International Exhibition and Contest of Issued Posters on the Topics of Conservation of Nature and Environment, Page: 42, Museum of Arts, ZILINA/SLOVAKIA. ISBN8089035655.

Articles

2014, "Designer Haddad wins the international competition (Poster Heroes 4)", AlRai Newspaper, May, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Articles

2013, "Haddad to the finals in the international poster competition (To Death with a Smile) in Mexico", November, Al-Rai Newspaper, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Articles

2010, "Artist Wesam Haddad reaches the final stage in the Golden Bee Biannual in Russia, AlRai Newspaper Issue 14541, page 61, August, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Articles

2009, VIVA Culture "Artist of the Month (Wesam Haddad)", VIVA Magazine Vol 5 Issue 6, pages 48-49, November, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Articles

2008, "Artist Haddad reaches the final stage in Biannual TAMgA in Russia, AlRai Newspaper, Abwab Issue 13952, page 7, December, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Articles

2007, "Day1: IdcN Commemorative Conference: Design for Social Innovations, Speaker Wesam Mazhar Haddad", Press Release, December, NAGOYA/JAPAN.

Articles

2007, "A Jordanian graphic designer wins the Gold in Nagoya Japan", Anty Magazine, Issue 15, page 48, February, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Articles

2007, "Jordanian Graphic Designer Haddad receives Nagoya’s Gold Award", AlRai Newspaper Issue 13246, page 43, January, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Articles

2006, "The Jordanian Artist Haddad Wins the Gold Award in the International competition (Nagoya Design DO!) in Japan", AlRai Newspaper Issue 13165, page 43, October, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Articles

2006, "Jordanian Graphic Designer Haddad to the finals in Nagoya International Competition", AlRai Newspaper Issue 13056, page 66, June, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Lectures/Appearances

2012, Petra University Graphic Design Degree Show Open Jury - Department of Graphic Design, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Lectures/Appearances

2008, Petra University Graphic Design Degree Show Open Jury - Department of Graphic Design, AMMAN/JORDAN.

Lectures/Appearances

2007, IdcN Commemorative Conference: Design for Social Innovations, Design Gallery, 4F IdcN, Nadya Park/Nagoya, NAGOYA/JAPAN.

Lectures/Appearances

2006, Live Talk "The Social Designers: Design for Real Needs". Prize winners of the International Competition "Nagoya Design DO! 2006", Apple Store Nagoya Sakae/Nagoya. NAGOYA/JAPAN.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2016, Ekoplakat/Ecoposter Exhibition, University of Śląski w Katowicach, Faculty of Arts, Department of Graphic Design, KATOWICE/POLAND.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2016, Union of Designers International Poster Exhibition, Namseoul University Art Center Gallery IANG, 110-530-90-18 Hyehwadong, Jongnogu, SEOUL/SOUTH KOREA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

016, 13th International Triennial of the Political Poster Show, Mons Memorial Museum, Boulevard Dolez, MONS/BElGIUM.

Books

2016, "A'Design Award Communication Design Book (Vol.16-C)", Page 80, MILAN/ITALY. ISBN978-88-97977-17-9.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2016, 6th International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster Biennale, International Youth Meeting Centre, OŚWIĘCIM/POLAND.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2016, MOOD "Museum of Outstanding Design", Ex-Chiesa di San Francesco, Viale Lorenzo Spallino, 1, 22100 COMO/ITALY.

Books

2016, "Poster Annual 2017", Graphis, NEW YORK/USA, ISBN9781931241526.

Articles

2016, "Interview with A'Design Silver Award Winner Wesam Mazhar Haddad", Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire, April, COMO/ITALY.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2016, Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. SZCEC Fuhua Rd. SHENZHEN/CHINA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2016, 8th United Designs International Biennial Exhibition/ Poster for Environmental Awareness, JEJU/KOREA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2016, The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", Reece Museum - Johnson City, TENNESSEE/USA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2016, The 2nd Shenzhen International Poster Festival, Guan Shanyue Art Museum - 6026, Hongli Road, Futian District. SHENZHEN/CHINA.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2017, Post-Ecuador Poster Bienal Exhibition, Galeria (-1) Polskiego Komitetu Olimpijskiego, Centrum Olimpijskie, WARSAW/POLAND.

Books

2016, "Catalogue of the 6th International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster Biennale”, Page: 23, Oświęcim/Poland, ISBN978-83-64554-40-7.

Books

2016, "Catalogue of The FL3TCH3R Exhibit "Social & Politically Engaged Art", Page: 15, Tennessee/USA.

Books

2017, "Design of Dissent Extended Edition” by Milton Glaser, Mirko Ilic and Steven Heller, Pages: 255, 256 & 257, Rockport Publishers; Exp Rev edition (October 17, 2017), New York/USA, ISBN978-1631594243.

Books

2017, "Poster Annual 2018", Page: 140, Graphis, New York/USA, ISBN9781931241526.

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2017, 6th Iran International Green Film Festival, TEHRAN/IRAN.

Education

2017 - Present, Communications Design, M.F.A., Pratt Institute, NEW YORK/USA. 2001, Graphic Design, B.F.A., Yarmouk University, IRBID/JORDAN.

Other

2005, Spotlight Selection (One of the best 5 talented designers of the month), D&AD Talentpool, LONDON/UK.

Affiliations

Union of Designers - Worldwide. International Design Club - Worldwide.

Area of Expertise

Creative Direction, Art Direction, Creative Copywriting, Arabic Typography & Graphic Design.

Hobbies / Freetime

Arabic calligraphy, Typography, Anime, short film composing and directing.

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