Bilingual art director with experience in Branding, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Marketing Services, Print, Photography.


Abdulrahman is a Partner, Design at Arsel Partners which is a design & digital agency with an office in Istanbul serving business in Turkey & MENA.

He hold BSc in Computer Science from University of Science and Technology in Sana’a. His path as designer started during his years in collage and that mix between computer science study and design  helped to reshape his character as an entrepreneur in the next years. Later he founded Snono which is a creative and marketing company based in Yemen and has 10 years old until now. 


His training as an entrepreneur includes a course in Business Advisory Program for SME's from American University of Cairo, Project Management Professional (PMP) Course and Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) by Mowgli Foundation which was held in Yemen. 


He worked as design and visual communication consultant in projects with many NGOs in Yemen like Youth Leadership Development Foundation, Social Fund for Development, Small Micro Enterprises Promotion Service Agency (Smeps), UNDP and World Bank. 
His work experience includes working with Local/International businesses and Governmental Sector. 



Beside his work in design, Abdulrahman was recognisable photographer and his works was exhibited in Yemen, United Arab of Emirates, United State & Spain. 

Since 2015, Abdulrahman is working and living in Istanbul, Turkey. 


Selected Clients


Selected Art Exhibitions & Workshops


Feb 2016
Visualize the Invisible Workshop organized by The Yemeni Salon (Sweden), Amman, Jordan

Dec 2013
Group Exhibition EU Residence, Sana'a, Yemen

Oct 2010
Words of Eyes Exhibition National Museum, Sana'a, Yemen

Jan 2010
Social Socumentary Photography Workshop by Hazel Thompson Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, UAE

Nov 2009
Yemen, A Treasure Trove Exhibtion Total Arts Gallery, Dubai, UAE

Oct 2009
Zoom on Sana'a Exhibition, House of Culture, Sana'a, Yemen

May 2009

Altotype Technique Workshop by Alfons Alt French Center, Sana'a, Yemen

April 2008
Serial Photography Workshop by Andreas Rost German House. Sana'a, Yemen

Dec 2005
Photography Workshop by Tim Smith British Council. Sana'a, Yemen


Selected Videos

  • First video: My Talk at TEDxSanaa 2012 - Design as a way of life (English Subtitled)
  • Second (Arabic): Story made by Deutsche Welle (DW) about my company Snono