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Keywords / Skills : Graphic Designer, Graphic Design, Marketing

5 - 10 years
Posted: 2019-08-21

Job Description
What are we looking for?

SSH are looking for a talented Senior Graphic Designer to join our Dubai office located in Dubai Design District, where we provide front-end design leadership for the wider group. The focus will be to work closely with the Marketing Department, SSH Partners and other Design Studio staff to pursue new work, promote past work, and communicate the firm’s expertise and design ethos.

Our portfolio of live projects includes cultural, healthcare, hospitality and retail projects across the Middle East and North Africa.

SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design, construction supervision and project management firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio of landmark projects throughout the region.

What will my responsibilities look like in this role?
  • Development and implementation of brand strategy
  • Create design layouts for project proposals and reports
  • Maintain a consistent brand image and identity across all company materials
  • Collaborate and support the marketing team to design a variety of assets including emails, social media designs, animations, digital ads, website graphics and landing pages, iconography, illustration, etc.
  • Demonstrate commitment to contribute with brand positioning amongst top regional and international players
  • Visualize ideas in two and three dimensions
  • Collaborate with design teams from business development presentations through strategy, design and delivery
  • Lead projects from concept to implementation within an interdisciplinary, fast-paced environment
  • Work autonomously managing and working on multiple projects simultaneously to meet critical business deadlines
  • Mentor and support the Graphic Designer to ensure their skills remain up to date and that they are leveraging current tools and processes to support the Marketing Department
  • Create bespoke videos and come up with new technologies tools to support business development and sales initiatives
  • Create a centralized content library for the Marketing Department

What do I need to apply?

Software Competency
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator with CAD tools, Photoshop), Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work with 3D modeling programs
  • Experience in video editing and knowledge of related software such as After effects, Premier Pro.

Essential Experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a visual designer
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Portfolio which contains examples of your work
  • Excellent visual, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the latest design tools
  • Strong illustration, animation skills with high attention to detail
  • Knowledge of print production, fabrication and signage
  • Creative, resourceful, and dedicated to fully understanding the problem before reaching a solution
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong typography, composition and information design skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Photography and videography skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, proficiency in Arabic is an advantage

Desirable Experience
  • From a recognized and established design agency background
  • Knowledge of Construction Industry
  • Ability to travel if required


Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, environmental graphic design, information design, communication design or similar

About Company

SSH specialise in the delivery of world class, design-led projects in the MENA region. We are a multidisciplinary firm with a 50 year track record and expertise in architecture, engineering, infrastructure, interior design and project management.

We are respected project leaders, trusted international partners and reputable employers. Our aim is to raise the profile of sustainable design and engineering throughout our region by offering an exceptional blend of quality, innovation and value.

SSH (formerly Salem Al-Marzouk and Sabah Abi-Hanna) was founded in Kuwait in 1961. Since then, we have expanded to become one of the MENA region’s leading Architecture and Engineering firms.
We played a key role in the planning, design and delivery of modern Kuwait’s infrastructure. We have led many landmark projects that have re-shaped the nation’s skyline, enhanced its urban fabric, improved transportation networks and promoted economic growth.
Today, SSH International employs 500 people and has offices in Kuwait, Oman, Abu Dhabi and South Africa. We are currently ranked at number 97 in the world by World Architecture Magazine and at number 8 in our region.
We place a strong emphasis on design integrity and combine this with our unparalleled working knowledge of the region. These qualities have made SSH a trusted strategic partner of the world’s leading design firms.
SSH has always recruited high calibre people who bring expertise and innovation to every project. We have also maintained a strong ethical approach to running our business.
With 50 years’ experience, we have an exemplary track record and we remain firmly committed to raising the profile and quality of architectural and engineering projects throughout our region.

Our Vision
To be the architectural and engineering consultant, strategic partner and employer
of choice in the MENA Region
Our Mission
In order to realise our vision we will:
Provide regional leadership in delivering high standards of quality and value to our customers.
Collaborate with the world's leading designers, as projects require, delivering exceptional design and engineering services.
Continue to raise our international and regional profile through innovation and the proficient delivery of landmark projects.
Promote a performance-based culture throughout our whole business structure.
Employ and empower the best people in a creative environment to ensure we meet our customers' design and development challenges.
Support our people within an extended family work environment and we will promote a healthy work / life balance.
Ensure that openness and integrity are always at the core of everything we do as we strengthen relationships built on trust.
Build long term shareholder value through the realisation of our vision.

Company Values
SSH will operate within strict legal and ethical guidelines in all of our activities. We will provide a challenging and rewarding environment for all employees and maintain a sharp focus on professional excellence, Health and Safety and environmental awareness.
We will strive to maintain and extend our creative, design, technical, process and commercial advantage over our competitors. Our collaborative approach will be reflected throughout our organisation and ensure that our customers and partners regard us as the ‘Go to Guys’ for design and project delivery throughout the region.
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