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Dona Timani

EDUCATION
ALBA, Balamand University; Lebanon – 2008

  • Masters degree in Plastic Arts with highest honor (mention: Très bien)
  • Emphasis of study: painting and video art

Academy of Fine Arts, Lebanese University – 2004

  •  B.A. in painting and drawing with great honor (mention: Bien)

College Elite, Lebanon – 1997

  •  French Baccalaureate; Section: Scientific, Emphasis of study: Mathematics

ADDITIONAL COURSES

  • I completed one of year of study at the Lebanese University majoring in Political Science

I also took courses in Fashion Design

 

EMPLOYMENT
Quality Control Linguist, January 2009 – Present time Middle East Business Solutions – Doha, Qatar

  • Scanning and monitoring various media sources, and selecting items of interest for processing
  • Translating from Arabic to idiomatic English in a timely manner, summarizing textual and video material from Arabic to English, in addition to subtitling and creating video clips
  • Coordinating workflow between team members Sales Coordinator, September 2007 – April 2008 LIBRAIRIE ANTOINE – American University of Beirut Assisted in coordination between the AUB departments and buyers in selecting the best suited choice of academic books and assessing the accurate stock order
  • Member of the team handling the bookstore’s opening; assisting in the creation and expansion of the bookstore’s collection such as to meet the diversified interests and tastes of the bookstore’s clientele.
  • Responsible for stock replenishment of the basic repertoire of books as well as the proper display of our product range.

Art Director/Prepress Manager, August 2005 – May 2007
Dar El Ilm Lilmalayin – Beirut, Lebanon

  • In charge of all Pre-Press stages in book design and layout
  • Design and execution or renovation of numerous book covers
  • Designed newspaper advertisements and created promotional concepts
  • Designed and completely renovated the 29th edition of one of the house’s bestselling books, Hilwayat al-Alam fi Baytak
  • I received an achievement award from Dar el Ilm lil Malayin in appreciation for my efforts throughout the period of my employment Illustrator, 2004 – 2005
  • Designed and executed illustrations for several children books and school books Assistant Store Manager, September 2001 – August 2004 Top Ten Media Stores- Ain Mraisseh Branch – Beirut, Lebanon
  • All managerial tasks, including daily sales reports
  • Monthly evaluation reports
  • Categorization of all products
  • Helped design a new structure for product display, as well as the creation of an adapted “signalétique” to enhance client circulation in the store Salesperson, January 1999 – September 2001 Top Ten, Marriott Hotel, Dunes Center and Sodeco – Beirut, Lebanon
  • Organized product display and stock of music and movie sections
  • In charge of sales in music and movie sections

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Installation Art, 1999

    • Participated in an installation exhibition entitled “The Lebanese Chest” at the  Goethe Institute, Beirut under the guidance of artists Nasser el-Sumi and Fatimah el-Hajj Painting, 2002- 2004
    • Participated in several student and collective painting exhibitions – Lebanon Video Art, 2008
    • Contributed to experimental video entitled: “{Hiber}nation” at:
      International Loop Film Festival – Spain, 2008
    • Contributed to an experimental video entitled: “Sincerely,” at:
      Beirut Film Festival, Lebanon 2008
      Jeune Vidéo Libanaise Projection Courts Films, Paris – 2008
      Exhibition “Windows Upon Oceans: Beauty is the Beast,” Cyprus – 2009
      Exhibition “Image: Fixe, mobile, animée,” Lebanon 2009
      Festival International de Film et Video de Creation, Fourth Edition, Lebanon – 2010
      Ciclo de Video Arte, Buenos Aires, July 2010

LANGUAGES

  • Languages:Native Arabic speaker. Fluent in French, and English

REFERENCE
Mohamad El Rawas – 00961-3-882273

  • Artist and professor at the Lebanese University and the American University of Beirut Ricardo Mubarak – 00961-3-717703
  • Video artist and professor at ALBA, Balamand University Khalil Hasan – 00961-70-110796
  • Reporting Officer – Donor Relations Unit at UNRWA, Lebanon

Dona Timani
Doha, Qatar
Phone: 00974-33215969
00974-77228890
E-mail: donatimani@gmail.com

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