Hi. I Am Edward Edilbi
A Creative Director from Toronto with over 10 years of experience in branding, creative direction, business development, and branding strategy.
Part nerd, part musician, a little bit country, and a little rock n roll, Edward somehow managed to craft not only a personality out of social entrepreneurship but also a career blending creative direction, branding, and visual design. When not designing killer products, Edward can be found in the wild with his guitar.
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Edward is currently wearing two hats
(1) The creative hat
Edward is a Creative Director with 10+ years of experience developing engaging and innovative personal branding, creative direction, business development, and branding strategy within an agency environment. He got hired by some of the world’s top advertising and digitally-focused agencies like “Publicis.”
He has built a solid portfolio within an agency environment throughout his career, directing and implementing a broad range of revenue-generating design projects from conception to launch. To achieve results, he leverages creative vision with his business partners and a passion for graphic design to drive traffic, user engagement, brand loyalty, and conversions to sales.
Proven know-how to combine creative, art direction, and usability viewpoints resulting in world-class Web and mobile applications.
Experience developing and interpreting briefs from clients and project managers and translating their needs to create a concrete design for a wide range of marketing, print, digital, social, and experiential.
Excel within deadline-driven environments, operating with strict budget requirements.
Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; built rapport with clients, drove successful project life cycles, and coordinated graphics and design changes.
As an Art director, I had long years of experience hiring, training, and coaching new and junior members of the design team and fostering an open, collaborative, and inclusive environment for the staff.
Edward well versed in:
Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom.
UI & UX: Sketch App, InVision, AxureRP, Zeplin, and Adobe XD.
Capture One Pro
Affinity Graphics software (Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo.
Some of the Great Brands Edward Work With
(2) The social entrepreneur hat
He is an Ashoka Fellow and the founder of Dubarah. This global network aims to support Syrians worldwide through practical and creative solutions to make their lives better. In 2012, Edward created a new model of volunteering that encourages refugees to help each other. In 3 years, this model helped more than 3 million refugees in 15 countries, with support from 18,000 volunteers.
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Honors & Awards
Semi-Finalist / SCHWAB Award – Jul 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland
RSA Fellowship – Mar 2015 – London, UK
Semi-Finalist / Gifted Citizen Award – Jul 2014 – Mexico, Mexico City
Ashoka Fellowship – Feb 2014 – Toronto, Canada
“THE BOBS” 2015 – Dubarah – Winner of People’s Choice Award.