Rafiq Elmansy (http://www.rafiqelmansy.com) is a Adobe community professional,user group manager, friend of Icograda, designer, instructor, and worldwide book author. His 15 years experience is creative design, web marketing, and creative management. He is the owner of his design studio Pixel Consultations (http://www.pixelconsultations.com/). Rafiq has many published books such as:
Illustrator Foundations, Teach Yourself Visually SEO, Photoshop 3D for Animators, and Quick Guide to Flash Catalyst.
He is writing tutorials and articles for his own design magazine (http://www.graphicmania.net), Adobe Inspire magazine, Communitymx.com, Graphicdesign.com, Activetuts, Smashing Magazine and more. Also, he used to write Adobe certification exam practice for uCertify.com.
Rafiq Elmansy is a lecturer and instructor in the field of graphic design, Adobe technologies, and Web technologies for many places in Egypt, Middle East, Europe, and United States. He is a jury member in the Adobe Design Achievements Award, Poster For Tomorrow, and Annual Design Award.
He is also the Adobe community manager for Adobe prerelease program focusing in the Adobe ME products and Middle East market. Also, he is taking part of the prerelease of Adobe international products.