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BIOGRAPHY

1977
Bachelor of fine Arts
Faculty of Fine Arts in Helwan University – Cairo – Egypt

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
1.Press Syndicate, Cairo, Egypt.
2.Plastic Syndicate, Cairo, Egypt.
3.Cairo Atelier.
Essam Azouz
Born in 1953 - Al Kalyoubia - Egypt
September – 1987 till today
Art Director-“Resalat Al-Mahad” (Magazine published by Air Defense Institute of Royal Saudi Defense Forces) Under the Ministry of Defense. Saudi Arabia I joined my current employer in September 1987 as an Art Director for their magazine “Risalat Al-Mahad”   (bilingual/Arabic and English) which is regularly published on monthly basis.
Here my main responsibilities can be described in brief as follows:
 Drawing, designing and painting of the cover page of the magazine.
 Expressing by drawings, and sketches in a visual manners the author’s theme and motive of an article or essay to be published inside the magazine.
 Providing guidance to other staff as regard to make up of the whole magazine and making final decision to include or exclude any picture, drawing, color scheming or to suggest and approve changes.
 Stage and set designing of any event including decoration, lighting, billboard, poster in order to reflect the true essence of the occasion.
 Responsible for the overall operation of art section and to make sure the publication reflects all aspects of major events taking place around the world and within the Kingdom including National Day anniversary, Pilgrimage, Defense Day etc.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
Painter : Arabic magazine “Al Usra Al – Asrayah” Publish in Dubai-United Arab Emirates
December 1999 till Today
Working as illustrator on contract basis and performing sketching, and job of visual expression through painting for this magazine since December 1999 successfully. Although it is not on regular basis but I feel proud to perform the most delicate job on their demand in general and for their special editions in particular.

Painter : Arabic Magazine “Saidati Sadati” Publish in Cairo – Egypt
Febuary 1999 to June 1999
Worked as painter for this leading magazine for family which is widely liked and well read through out the Middle East. Left this additional work due to his own pre-occupation in Saudi Arabia.

Art Director: “Al – Taw’ia – Bulletin” (Arabic) Published by Religious Affairs Division of Air Defense – Jeddah Saudi Arabia. September 1995 to October 1998.

Worked as an Art Director for three years and left this additional job at his own to avail enough time to accomplish his personal work to participate in the art exhibitions.

Assistant Art Director: “Al-Ummah” magazine publish by sharia courts of islamic affairs , State Of Qatar. July 1982 to October 1986.

Art Director: “Al-Ma’thurat Al-Sha’biyyah” magazine publish by Folkiare Center for Arab Gulf State, State Of Qatar January 1986 to August 1986.

Also worked for ‘AL-Siyasi news paper Publish by (Dar AL-Tawon ) – Cairo Egypt (November 1978-July 1982) and for “Al Shorta” magazine monthly publish by Ministry of Interior – Cairo Egypt February 1979 to July 1982.

Work Performed During Under Graduation. At The Faculty Of Fine Arts Cairo - Egypt Period From 1973 To 1980

Jan 1973 to February 1980 Painter: At The Scientific Department of – “Al-Ahram” Daily- Cairo - Egypt

I was honored to work for one of the prestigious and leading news daily of Egypt as a painter. His main task was related to visual expression of events taking place on the political stage through drawings and paintings on boards, papers and cloths.

 Painter/Art Director: Islamic Press Agency and “Maadi News” Daily NewsPaper Cairo – Egypt.
March 1973 to June 1979
 Painter “Al-Ahram” daily news paper – Cairo – Egypt. October 1973 to October 1979.
 Painter/ “Rose Al-Yousif Establishment” Cairo – Egypt.
June 1976 to December 1976
 Painter / “Al-Taliea” Magazine publish by Al-Ahram News Paper- Cairo – Egypt.
January 1977 to June 1977
 Painter/ “Youth Science and future magazine” published by Al-Ahram news paper Cairo-Egypt October 1973 to October 1979
He also worked for the following magazines and monthly publications during 1978 to 1982.
Dar Al-Tawon Est. printer of Al-Siyasi newspaper and Al-Shorta Magazine- Cairo / Egypt.


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