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Rafiq Elmansy – Founder and author
Rafiq Elmansy is a design consultant, educator, and author. He is a design lecturer at the American University in Cairo with more than 17 years experience in the design industry with clients including the United Nation, World Bank, Adobe Systems Inc., Schneider, Zendesk, and Insala. Rafiq holds a master degree in design management from Staffordshire University UK.
Elmansy is a published by various of publishers including Taylor and Francis, Focal Press, O’Reilly Media, and John Wiley. His books are available on Amazon, and his articles are published by both academic and industrial publications. Rafiq is the founder of Designorate. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Education Leader, and works closely with Adobe teams in developing new products as part of the prerelease program. and he is an official writer for Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams.
His design creative work is exhibited in many locations including Croatia, South Korea, South Africa, Brazil, and Spain. He is also a jury board member in acknowledged design competitions including the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Poster for Tomorrow, and A’Design Awards and Competitions. You can follow Rafiq Elmansy’s news, articles, and resources on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.
Timothy C. Ruger – Contributor Author
Prof. Timothy C. Ruger is a contributing author and co-editor for Designorate.com. Holding a B.A. & M.A. from the University of South Florida, as well as being A.B.D. from Louisiana State University, he has taught business, communication studies, & English at USF and LSU, as well as a number of smaller colleges such as Culver-Stockton and Edison Community College.
When not doing research and writing, he enjoys camping, swimming, playing guitar and home music studio recording.
Lilian Abou Zeki – Contributor Author
Business designer/ Creative strategist focused on using design as a medium to drive business innovation. Her background is in graphic design which she practiced over the past years in various fields especially that of luxury fashion retail.