Essam Abu Awad | Vice President | Jordan
"Having played a progressively more involved role in design movement, from being an active member of ico-D, IIID, and Cumulus, to being the President of the Middle East Design Educators Association since 2015, I am confident in taking the next step in expanding my leadership skills and involvement with our great organisation, ico-D. In addition to the leadership skills I gained though serving the design movement in the Middle East, and the invaluable experience I received while working for the Graphic Design firm (Midas) in Amman, the two decades spent working at Applied Science Private University taught me how important it is to be an active team member, to stay organised, and most of all, to chase solutions to challenges we encounter by meeting them together, head-on. It is my hope that my range of experiences over time will help me to merit candidature for the 2019–2021 ico-D Board."

Essam Abu Awad
Vice President | Jordan

Essam Abu Awad is the Dean of Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Applied Science Private University (Jordan). The Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Applied Science (ASU) is a pioneer in teaching art and design since its establishment in 1992. Since its inception, it has managed to supply the local and Arab markets with qualified graphic and interior designers. The faculty comprises of a diverse community of Jordanian and Arabic students who believe in developing their skills and design methods to serve humans and society.