Daniel Afrahim
Art Direction, New York New York United States
 
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Brief Summary
Daniel is a senior designer at Blue Fountain Media, an award-winning web design and online marketing agency. He is responsible for designing mock-ups, brand identities and print collateral for clients and internal projects. Presenting designs and new ideas to clients for approval and guide them through the design process. He also works very closely with CEO and CMO on different projects and strategies to grow the business. Blue fountain Media currently rank #541 on Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest growing U.S. Companies.

On the side, Daniel is a part time freelance designer and operates all aspects of small design firm with over 30 clients across the nation. His website (DesignbyDaniel.com) ranks number one on Google for “Freelance Designer” and top five for other keywords such as “Freelance Art Director", "Graphic Designer" or “Freelance Print Designer” in New York. He was also featured in the New York Post as one of the top graphic designers in New York on July 2011.

Daniel started working as a freelance web and graphic designer in 2003 for various design firms and companies. After working on a wide range of projects, he founded Design by Daniel in 2004 where he started to design extensive number of award-winning web sites, interactive, motion and print designs for his clients.

Daniel joined Bramson ORT College in 2006 as an in-house designer. His primary role was to help rebrand the college and increase student admissions. He designed college’s website, print advertisements for various publications, corporate and promotional materials. Bramson ORT managed to open a new campus in Queens and triple the admissions rate within three years.

Daniel graduated from NYIT with B.A. in Computer Graphics on top of his class.

Visit www.DesignbyDaniel.com/works to view his award-winning portfolio.

Specialties
Web Design, Graphic Design, User Interaction, User Experience, User Interface, App / Mobile Design, Art Direction, Motion Graphics, UX / UI

Great Proficiency in:
Web & 3D Animation, Branding & Identity, Typography, Art, Photography, Storytelling

Adobe Applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver (Mac & PC) 
Professional Experience
Daniel Afrahim

(646) 764-5399 | Daniel@designbydaniel.com | http://www.designbydaniel.com/works/

Hi, I’m a highly motivated and passionate designer with a great desire for creative design and ideas.


PROFICIENCY

Adobe Creative Suite (Ps, Ai, Id, Fl, Dw & Acrobat)
XHTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, MS Office, Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max
Familiar with Both Mac and PC Platforms


EXPERIENCE

Blue Fountain Media | New York, NY | 10/2009 – Present
Senior Web Designer
Blue Fountain Media is a website design, development, and online marketing agency. Based in New York City, we work with a range of companies from small start-ups to mid-sized organizations to Fortune 500 companies. Blue fountain Media currently rank #541 on Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest growing U.S. Companies.
Some responsibilities include:
• Responsible for creating UI wireframes and mock-ups based on the requirements and research to establish great user experiences
• Ensure the designs and user experiences meet the project’s goals and are perfectly clear for the development and production team
• Work closely with the development and production team to ensure perfect execution and delivered to specifications
• Responsible for designing brand identities, guidelines, print materials, and online / offline advertisement for various clients
• Work collaboratively with talented IAs, marketers, managers, developers, other designers and team members on numerous projects as one team
• Assisting the sales team in evaluating and providing the potential clients with estimates, timeframes and proposed mock-up designs
• Presenting designs and ideas to clients for review / approval and guide them through the design process
• Managing and mentoring junior designers while working closely with the managers and directors
• Attend brainstorming meetings, critiquing the projects; contribute innovative ideas, suggesting improvements and motivate the team elevate the bar
• Also responsible for designing brand identities, guidelines, print materials, and online / offline advertisement for various clients
I managed to work on projects for clients such as:
Anthony for Men, Glamorous Cosmetics, MediCrea, NY Finest, Manrico Cashmere, Navy & Lavender, Mentor Games, Sunny Anderson, Mass Firearms School, CaterBid, SuperSmile, EchoTrade, Gift of Life, Life Trust, GolfWorm, Second Wind Inc., Himistry, Cornerstone Literacy, Tapia Bros., Compuflex, Bryant Surety Bonds, LGS Racing, Mamouns Resturants

Design by Daniel | Flushing, NY | 6/2004 – Present
Owner, Art Director
Operates all aspects of small design firm with over 25 clients. I provide design, art direction, SEO, branding, programming for a variety of projects. My website (DesignbyDaniel.com) ranks number one on Google for “Freelance Designer”, “Graphic Designer” and “Freelance Art Director” in New York.

Bramson ORT College | Forest Hills, NY | 1/2006 - 10/2009
Senior Designer
Developed and maintained diverse college’s website and online college store. I designed print and online advertisements for various publications in English and foreign languages. Also I worked on the Bramson ORT college’s corporate and promotional materials.


EDUCATION
New York Institute of Technology | New York, NY | 2006 – 2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics


RECOGNITIONS

Interactive Media Awards | 2011
Horizon Interactive Awards | 2011
American Web Design Awards | 2010
The American Design Awards | 2008
The American Inhouse Design Award | 2007

REFERENCES AND PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
 
Awards and Recognition
Blue Fountain Media Team

* Interactive Media Awards, Best in Class, Blue Fountain Media Website | 2011

* Interactive Media Awards, Best in Class ((Web Design/Development), Blue Fountain Media Website | 2011

* Horizon Interactive Awards, Blue Fountain Media Website, Business to Business | 2011

* Horizon Interactive Awards, Anthony for Men Website, Ecommerce Website | 2011

* American Web Design Awards | General Excellence, Blue Fountain Media Newsletter | 2010



Daniel Afrahim and DesignbyDaniel.com

* Canadian Web Awards: "Excellent" | 2009 | Canada

* NYIT Dean's Honor List | 2007 - 2009 | New York, NY

* NYIT Presidential Honor List | Fall 2008 | New York, NY

* The American Design Awards | 2008 | San Diego, CA

* American Inhouse Design Award | 2007 | New York, NY

* Pcom Creative Awards Nominee | 2007 | United States

* The Insight Alumni Award of Recognition | 2006 | Forest Hills, NY

* Dean's Honor List | 2004 - 2006 | Forest Hills, NY 
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