Designing for the world – an upcoming presentation


Mahmoud Arafa, President and Creative Director of Design Frame Corporation will be speaking at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Basic Auditorium, room 304 of the National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE) building on the Bismarck State College campus via video chat. The presentation is open to everyone. The room seats approximately 160, so come early to get a good seat. The presentation is planned to last approximately one hour. (Click here to view a campus map)

Arafa was born and raised in Egypt and studied at the London College of Communications. His firm specializes in corporate communications and humanitarian projects. It was established in 2001.

Design Frame has done work across the globe, some of the countries include Norway, England, Belgium, Germany, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and in venerable places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza.

The company’s work has been acknowledged by world leaders such as Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, French President Jacques Chirac.

Arafa plans to discuss creating designs across cultures and answer audience questions.

Arafa is currently working from his Washington, D.C. based office, but intends to include a virtual office tour from his colleagues in Cairo as well.

Beyond just being talented, Arafa is a wonderful person and has worked diligently with the Graphic Design and Communications staff, specifically Tom Marple, to put this presentation together. Arafa has been very gracious with his time and talent to help our students and area designers understand new perspectives in the design world.

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