Dr. Arafat Al Naim is a highly accomplished academic leader, graphic artist, and designer with extensive international experience. He holds a Ph.D. in graphic arts and design, as well as an MST in art teaching, and has presented his work at conferences and exhibitions worldwide. His graphic works are exhibited in museums and galleries in numerous countries, and he has received multiple awards for his contributions to education and design. Previously, Dr. Al Naim served as the Dean of the College of Design for many years, and he is currently a professor of graphic arts and design at the American University in the Emirates while actively involved in several international design organisations and events. He is the Director, Founder, and Curator of the Emirates International Poster Festival (EIPF), International Design Exchange (DX), as well as the Dubai International Design Conference (IDC).