Davar Azarbeygui
Branding, New York New York United States
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Brief Summary
Brand Builder/ Design Director with in depth knowledge in conceptualizing, producing and enforcing the visual identity of blockbuster brands.

Bringing integrated marketing campaigns from design concept development, through execution
and launch.

Extensive experience developing and growing client relationships as well as effectively presenting and communicating highly conceptual ideas.

Team builder, with excellent knowledge of agency process, utilizing resources in ways that benefit projects effectively. 
Bohemia Group
Astra Zeneca
BLOM bank
BEMO bank
LankMark Architecture
MENA capital

Professional Experience
Davar Azarbeygui                       dazarbeygui@yahoo.com                          New York, New York

IMPACT BBDO Regional                          Head of Design Dubai                               2007-Present
Full fledged DTC advertising agency based in Dubai and Beirut, serving the entire Middles East region, part of BBDO worldwide. Responsible for building, managing and creative control of design and branding division of IMPACT BBDO advertising agency in the Middle East. In charge of over 10 graphic designers, desktop and production staff.
Coordinating and implementing creative briefs pertaining to large ad campaigns, as well as creating brands under a wide array of industries ranging from banks, real estate, food/beverages, government institutions and airlines. Budget planner for entire department and cost implementation for clients budgets and scope of work. Hands on graphic designer with logo,
collateral materials and webs designs. Brand guardian of large regional accounts such as Pepsi, Stella Beer, Blom Bank, Samsung and SETS software solutions.

Publicis Medical Group                  Associate Creative Director                New York 2005-2007
Managed and art direct creative team for P&G’s Crest and Oral-B business. Developing and maintaining brand character and design collaterals and campaigns for all Crest/Oral-B account North America and Canada. Delegate projects and supervise art director team as well as manage client expectations.

LLNS/TBWA CHIAT DAY                      Art Supervisor                              New York 2002-2005
New York based advertising firm, clients include Pfizer, UCB, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, McDonalds. Led creative on Rx-Club Award winning FROVA account. Responsible for the re-launch and management of the brand at a global level. Worked closely with client on developing training materials for new sales force: created award winning inspirational video, newsletter and radio programming to introduce the brand and motivate reps. Developed launch campaign for ON-Q medical device pump.
Re-branded the device and launched new marketing print and web initiative that contributed to large increase in sales. Key team member in internal agency-wide “Disruptive” campaign to revamp look and advertising for the agency. Oversaw new creative launch for Pfizer’s ARICEPT and CALMACTIN advertising global advertising campaigns.

GREY HEALTHCARE Art Director                    New York                                 1999-2001
New York based advertising firm, clients include Panasonic, Kmart, Astra Zeneca, Botox Responsible for Nexium brand (>US$20 million). Introduced new brand identity in the US and managed global roll out with international counterparts. Directed global campaign photoshoots in accordance with international teams’ guidelines Developed print campaign for the launch of
Botox in the United States.

DRAFT FCB Art Director                        New York                                  1997-1999
New York based advertising firm, clients include Merck, Eli Lilly, Biogen, Chase, AT & T. Senior member of the creative team on the VIOXX account (>US$30 million). Worked closely with creative director in initiating new brand ideas and designs Developed concepts and participated in successful pitches on Cialis , Aveeno and Bextra. Created campaign theme, look and
feel for HMC Ball (Pharma’s largest annual event). Including all collateral (invitations, posters, mailers and original art work)

CLINE DAVIS & MANN              Junior Art Director                       New York 1994-1997
New York based pharmaceutical advertising firm clients include Pfizer, Merck, Parke Davis. In charge of supporting creative directors on agency’s biggest accounts: VIAGRA, LIPITOR & GLUCOTROL: Composed layouts, created logos, chart work, marketing presentations and convention posters. Prepared all digital files for submission to print vendors. Manipulated photos
for comps work and photo retouching. Involved in new business presentation pitches

1996 Pratt Institute MPS. Graphic Design/Advertising New York, NY
1993 University of Maryland B.A. Fine Arts College Park, MD

MAC literate in Adobe InDesign CS, Illustrator CS, Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Powerpoint and Acrobat Reader/Distiller. 
Brand identity development, collateral materials and designs, web homepage and landing page designs, typography
and pitch presentations.

Fluent in English, French, Italian, and Farsi
Portfolio available upon request
Awards and Recognition
Rx Club Awards
Design USA certificate

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