Rafiq Elmansy is design lecturer at the American University in Cairo, as well as a worldwide author and design manager. His experience includes more than 15 years in the design industry, working with clients from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Australia.
His design creative work is exhibited in many locations including Croatia, South Africa, and Spain. He is also a jury member and mentor in acknowledged design competitions including the Adobe Design Achievement Awards and Poster for Tomorrow. He is a published author for many books for John Wiley, O’Reilly, and Focal Press, his books include Teach Yourself Visually SEO, Illustrator Foundations,
Photoshop 3D for Animators and Quick Guide to Flash Catalyst.
Rafiq is a friend of ICOGRADA and recently he becomes an author and continent manager for the Interaction Design Foundation in Norway. Elmansy is an Adobe Certified Instructor, community professional, and user group manager for the first Adobe user group in Egypt and the Middle East, AUGE. For more than seven years, he has provided frequent support to the Adobe community around the world through events and online sessions in various Adobe applications. Elmansy is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in design management from Staffordshire University in the U.K., with a focus on strategic design."