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Nur Ahmad Furlong
Founder, Web Strategist at startupegypt.net
- Online Media
I’m an Independent Communications Professional, living in the vibrant City of Cairo. I’ve been working as a designer and communications strategist online and offline for the past 14+ years.
What I do Best
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I Design, Code, Teach, Consult, Strategize and generally stare at a Computer screen for most of my waking hours. I do climb the odd mountain now and then as well.
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I Builds Brands … Ethically Friendly Brands that is, through my business the-colab.com. As an artist/designer who is always thinking deeply about finding and implementing creative solutions to societal problems, my aim is to develop myself more as a design thinker who develops sustainable solutions for business & society.
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I’m an ethical service provider preferring to focus on promoting products, services and causes which have a positive impact on people and society.
I feel that no matter what our skills or abilities each one of us has a responsibility towards humanity to add value to others lives, to be beneficial to people and to help create a beautiful future we can all benefit from in some way.
I'm ready for my next challenge and am looking forward to hearing from you!
Graphic Design, Web Design, Brand Development, Web Strategy, Wordpress Theme and Site Development & Training, Illustration, Logo Design.
Founder, Web Strategist
November 2012 – Present (7 months) Cairo
An Online space to consolidate and connect the wide variety of startup ventures, programs and resources spread out across egypt and to allow the sharing of information, ideas, solutions and anything which will facilitate the further development of the startup economy.
Strategic Communications Consultant
September 2008 – Present (4 years 9 months) Cairo, Cape Town, Calgary
The-Colab.com is an "No Harm" Communications Agency which helps you develop digital communications. Using Design, On and Offline Media, and a collaborative approach, we offer a full spectrum suite of communications services to help bring people and companies closer together. We want to help create healthy relationships and a positive society by only promoting those things which cause no harm.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
November 2009 – April 2012 (2 years 6 months)
Strictly Halaal is an online information hub to provide quick & easy access to Halaal(Islamically Permissible) businesses and other information resources. We aim to help those interest embrace a more Halaal Lifestyle.
Web Design/Development Lecturer
Friends of Design
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Design industry
2008 – February 2011 (3 years)
Teaching part time classes on screen design theory, HTML & CSS & WordPress Theme Development. I developed the WordPress Theme Development curriculum as well as a Screen Design Theory Curriculum for some of the courses covered. I've also serviced various clients on behalf of Friends of Design including the Auditor General's Office of Botswana and Multichoice DSTV in Johannesburg.
Independent Strategic Design & Web Consultant
September 2007 – June 2008 (10 months)
We offer high end design services for web and print based media. Whether you need a logo, business card, A Full Brand Identity Created, website - new designs or re-design, wordpress blog themes. Check out our website www.nomad-one.com for more info.
Skills & Expertise
- WordPress Development
- Web Strategy
- Web Design
- Graphic Design
- Web Development
- Logo Design
- Information Architecture
- Brand Development
- Social Media
- User Experience
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Art Direction
- User Interface Design
- Website Development
Afrikaans(Limited working proficiency)
English(Full professional proficiency)
VeloCITI Business Development Program
Certificate, Business Incubation
2008 – 2008
The VeloCITI program was hosted at Bandwidth Barn and sponsored by the South African DTI. From a pool of applicants I was selected as one of 15 to attend the 9 month long course.
Upon completion I embarked on setting up The-Colab.com
Activities and Societies: How to start a business, Marketing, Sales, Financial Management, Product Development, Strategy
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
National Diploma, Graphic Design
1996 – 1998
Livingstone Senior Secondary
Senior Secondary, Matric
1989 – 1995
I aim to develop myself in all aspects of media & communications.I have ambitions of using media in a ways which would serve to educate communities and spread awareness of issues affecting society. I believe in creating media & communications which is engaging, informative, rewarding and which has a positive effect on society. I wish to find myself within an organization which makes it it’s goal to be beneficial to those they serve and are always pushing the boundaries to find new and improved ways of doing things and solving problems for both their clients and society on the whole. Ideally I would like to constantly be improving my skills and learning new technologies and approaches of reaching creative solutions. I would like to be part of an organization which will make use of not only my design and creative skills but my strategic and conceptual skills as well.
- Honors and Awards:
• I’ve attended an intensive Ogilvy training program in called the "Africa Training Program"(ATP) which focused on 360 degree Branding, Marketing, Strategy and client presentation skills.
• I was also given the “Employee of the Month” award in September 2000 for creating an animated interactive product for iafrica.com
• I had work nominated as Loeries advertising award finalists in 2003 & 2004