Ahmed Hafez Youness

Ahmed Hafez Youness

Creative Strategist at Facebook
Cairo, Egypt

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Summary

It was back in 1995 when Ahmed Hafez Youness AKA Fizo - hanging from the ceiling of some rich folks house painting fake acrylic clouds - realized that “Trompe-l'œil” never fooled anyone.
With this eye opening lesson in mind, Ahmed enrolled at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, where he received his BA in Art Direction. His advertising career kicked off 2000 at Point of View, a local agency, where he worked his way up to head of the art department. During his time at Point of View, Ahmed created and developed numerous local award winning print campaigns.
Four years later, Ahmed was ready to embark on a new journey, one that succeeded in catapulting his creative career further. Co-founding the internationally acclaimed FC studio with three of the brightest graphic designers in Egypt. During FC Studio's short but bright flame of success, their work garnered them worldwide recognition, in addition to having their work published across the Middle East and Europe.
In 2008, Ahmed joined FP7/CAI where he was given the opportunity to create unforgettable campaigns for some of the agency's most prominent clients, including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Palm Hills Development ). A year later, Ahmed joined the famous Cairo Elephant, where his work continued to shine with award winning campaigns for Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Schweppes, among others.
A little over a year later, Ahmed made another career shift by returning once more to FP7/CAI as Creative Director and continued his success with several of the agency's clients.
His portfolio includes a plethora of award winning campaigns for the likes of Mini Cooper, Molto, Fanta, McDonald’s and Mobinil.
In 2014, he was promoted to Executive Creative Director of FP7/CAI, leading the creative department to the next aspired creative leap for FP7/CAI.
Ahmed’s extensive collection of work has been awarded by every major awards organization in the region including MENA Effies, MENA Crystals and Dubai Lynx.

Positions

Creative Strategist
Facebook (Dubai)
United Arab Emirates
July 2017 - Present (9 months)
Creative Shop MENA
Associate Creative Director
elephant
Egypt
January 2009 - January 2010 (1 year)
Cofounder
fc studio aka fileclub
Egypt
2004 - 2008 (4 years)
head of art department
Point of View Advertising Agency
Egypt
2000 - 2004 (4 years)

Education

completion of cannes creative leadership programme

2015 (1 year)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)art direction, interior design

1995 - 2000 (5 years)

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