Graphic Designer

Salem translates the UAE’s cultural authenticity through graphic design.

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Salem Al Qassimi is a graphic designer and entrepreneur born and raised in Sharjah. He founded Fikra in 2006. Salem teaches design at the American University of Sharjah in the College of Architecture, Art and Design. He is based in Sharjah and New York.


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Fikra is a design-led educational platform that comprises of a co-working space, design studio, café, gallery, and library. The design studio specializes in providing bilingual graphic design solutions in Arabic and English. It works in print and new media, including: identity creation, book design, environmental graphics, data-visualizations, interaction design, web design, and motion graphics.

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