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Gihan “Gigi” is an Egyptian raised and USA based multidisciplinary designer with a proven track record of a decade helping, learning, and pitching for business for award-winning international advertising agencies, such as Wunderman Thompson and VMLY&R. Rendered expertise to motivate and enable creative teams for peak performance and enjoy experimenting with new possibilities for brands within a creative strategy and the brand standards while capitalizing on multilingual and multicultural acumen.
Gihan is currently freelancing while starting her own design firm Gihan Sifen Design in Philadelphia. She worked with Temple University, QVC, Keller Williams, AmerisourceBergen, and Apple for a variety of branding, digital, and Environmental Graphic Design projects.
Gihan is passionate about architecture, and interior design and enjoys graphic design projects in the three-dimensional world that involves printing, fabrications, mixed materials, and public installations. She dreams about creating experiences through design to enrich unfortunate children around the world that help them to be educated, stimulated, and entertained. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Advertising (IAA) from the American University in Cairo and a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Photography, and Printing from Helwan University.
Currently serving the AIGA - The professional association for designers as the Director of Professional Development for Philadelphia chapter with the focus on empowering designers to embark on their career by creating programs that will work as a guide for professional excellence.
During the time 2018-1019 served the AIA - American Institute of Architecture in Philadelphia, PA by teaching Elementary and Middle School students a Design & Architecture curriculum through the AIE (Architecture in Education) program, aiming to introduce design thinking to young students to motivate them and open their eyes to be our future designers and architects.
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