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About Rafiq Elmansy
I'm a design consultant with more than 17 years of field experience in user experience, digital design, design thinking, and design process, working with clients from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Australia.
My books are published by John Wiley, O'Reilly, and Focal Press, Talyor and Francis, and Apress. Check my profile for a list of my books. I am also writing articles about design in different websites and the founder of Designorate (www.designorate.com), an open-access platform for design thinking.
My artwork is exhibited in many locations including Croatia, South Africa, and Spain. Also, I'm a jury member and mentor in acknowledged design competitions including the Adobe Design Achievement Awards and Poster for Tomorrow. I'm a friend of ICOGRADA, member of the Design Research Society, and Adobe Education Leaders. I'm Adobe Certified Instructor.
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