Wajeeha Abbasi

Illustrator/ Graphic Designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
Toronto, Canada
Availability
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About me

Wajeeha Abbasi ​is an internationally featured illustrator and graphic designer. Her work represents narratives and moments from every day, along with themes around women, pop culture and the philosophy of the Self and the Other. Abbasi has won Ladybird Books Publications award and has had her work exhibited/featured on several platforms including London Design Festival, Digital Arts, VM Art Gallery, Elle Italia, Made in Arts London and The Floating Magazine. She has worked on projects for NASA, V&A Museum, Coca-Cola EU, UN Women, YLabs, Herald and Red Bull amongst others. Abbasi completed her Masters in 'Illustration and Visual Media' from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London (UAL) in 2015 where she was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship. She did her Bachelors in 'Communication Design' from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 2012 and after graduation, worked as a graphic designer at Ogilvy, Pakistan. She currently works at the British Council in Pakistan as a Communications Manager. Other than illustrating, Abbasi enjoys indie music, travelling, going to gigs, cycling, watching art documentaries and spoiling her cat.

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Skills

  • Packaging
  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Book Cover Design
  • Layout Design
  • Media Communication
  • Music Design
  • Typograhphy
  • Urdu

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Ogilvy

    Ogilvy

    • Advertising
  • F

    Freelancer

    • Film
  • British Council

    British Council

    • Charity
  • T

    The Express Tribune

    Work history

    Currently

    Communications Manager

    British Council

    May 2016
    • Pakistan
    • Full Time

    Currently

    Exhibit & Installation Designer

    Ladybird Books

    Aug 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Won the Exhibition Prize for Outstanding Installation and Exhibition Response for the LadyBird Publishers. Designing the Interactive Installation & exhibition piece, marking the 100th year of the LadyBird Books for London Design Festival 2015.

    Currently

    Graphic Designer & Illustration

    Freelancer

    Jan 2013
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Illustration, Graphic Design for a number of local and international clients - 2010 Clients include: National foods, Indireads, Matter Advertising Egypt and Graffiti magazine. Work featured in exhibitions: United Colours of Bennetton Colours Magazine project, Warehouse Gallery, Art Bazaar, Degree Show IVS 2013,

    2015

    Product & Experience Designer

    NASA

    Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Designed a craft & experience based product for British Astronaut, Tim Peake

    2014

    Creative Manager

    Foodpanda

    Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
    • Karachi, Pakistan
    • Full Time
    • Creative Manager overlooking a team of five people, managing all the online and outdoor design work for foodpanda.pk. advertising of the brand, merchandise and social media promotions

    2014

    Graphic Designer & Visualiser

    Ogilvy

    Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
    • Karachi, Pakistan
    • Full Time
    • Working on British American Tobacco and Pakistan Tobacco Company for brands including Dunhill, John Player Gold Leaf, Benson and Hedges and Capstan, Coca-Cola, Engro Foods and Mondalez.

    2012

    Creative Intern Creative Department

    The Express Tribune

    May 2012 - Jun 2012
    • Karachi, Pakistan
    • Internship
    • Cover story visuals, current report visuals, page layouts and Magazine designs

    2011

    Creative Intern Creative Department

    Ogilvy

    May 2011 - Jun 2011
    • Karachi, Pakistan
    • Internship
    • Clients worked on: British American Tobacco and Mondelez

    Education

    2015

    MA Illustration Visual Media

    London College of Communication, UAL

    Mar 2014 - Dec 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • University of the Arts London Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship Recipient of a full Masters scholarship at London College of Communication

    2012

    Jan 2009 - Dec 2012
    • Karachi, Pakistan
    • Courses: Graphic Design, Illustration, Typography, Advertising, Packaging design, Photography, History of Design, History of Art and Cinema, Music evolution,

    2008

    Fine Arts, Psychology, English Literature

    DHA College for Women

    Jan 2007 - Sep 2008
    • Karachi, Pakistan
    • HSSC in Arts with courses in Fine Arts, Psychology and English Literature

    Awards

    2015

    • One of the ten recipients of a full Masters scholarship at University of the Arts London. Studying course of MA Illustration and Visual Media at London College of Communication -August 2014 to November 2015 http://wajeehaa.tumblr.com/

    2013

    Won Pitches for Ogivly and Mather, Pakistan

    Ogilvy

    • Won pitches for Engro Food Solutions and Rhyma Rice for Ogilvy and Mather, Pakistan- Year 2013

    2012

    Exhibited at Warehouse Gallery, Karachi

    Warehouse Gallery

    • Exhibited work in the show Revolutionary Tea at Warehouse Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

    2012

    Participant: Colours Magazine, United Colours of Benetton

    United Colours of Benetton

    • Participant in Colours Magazine, United Colours of Benetton travelling book series.