Selma Ahmed

Selma Ahmed

Creative at adam&eveDDB
London, United Kingdom

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Creative duo Gen de Rohan Wilner and Selma are known to have created acclaimed work for clients including Nike Girl Effect Live, Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction and Boots. Ahmed graduated from London's School of Oriental & African Studies and Gen studied at Chelsea Art College, before both joining Sunshine where they met.

Skills
Founder/Designer
Oh Brilliant
United Kingdom
May 2015 - Present (4 years)
Founder and Designer at Oh Brilliant Stationery Company
- Notecards featuring the iconic epigrams of acclaimed author Ashleigh Brilliant.
- ohbrilliant.com
Creative
London, United Kingdom
September 2016 - December 2016 (3 months)
Creative
United Kingdom
June 2014 - August 2016 (2 years 2 months)
Creative agency based in London. Clients include Gucci, Diageo, Skype, Nike & Agent Provocateur.
Co-Founder & Designer
Empiyah Clothing
July 2011 - January 2015 (3 years 6 months)
• Developed business model and strategy for independent London based clothing company. • Manage all aspects of the business including the design, sales, marketing and inventory.• Designed company’s website and manage all communications, including a successful blog• www.empiyahclothing.com.
Creative (Placement)
London, United Kingdom
August 2013 - September 2013 (1 month)
Creative (Placement)
101 London
May 2013 - July 2013 (2 months)
Creative (Placement)
London, United Kingdom
March 2013 - May 2013 (2 months)
Creative (Placement)
London, United Kingdom
July 2012 - September 2012 (2 months)
• Based at RAPP for 8 weeks as one half of a creative team• Worked on live briefs for clients including Barclays, Virgin Media, CRUK and Diesel
Intern
Boston, United States
March 2012 - April 2012 (1 month)
• Assisted with the completion of the 20th Century Architecture Atlas

Education

Advertising

2012 (1 year)
• 8 week placement at one of Londons top advertising agencies [RAPP] as a creative<br>• Evening seminars with heads of top advertising agencies in London

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

2008 - 2011 (3 years)
Specialised in:<br>• Islamic Art and Architecture of the Middle East and Africa. <br><br>Dissertation completed in Final Year:<br> • Islam and its effects on Local Visual Practice in West Africa.

2001 - 2008 (7 years)
A Levels<br>• Textiles • English Literature • Mathematics<br><br>GCSE’s <br>• A*/ 6 A’s

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