About

Art director with experience in Branding, Graphic Design, Visual Communication and Photography.
Rahman is the Founder and Art Director of Snono, a design & marketing agency serving businesses around the globe.

He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology in Sana’a. His path as a designer started during his years in college and that mix between computer science study and design helped to reshape his character as an entrepreneur in the next years.

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

He worked as designer and visual communication consultant in projects with many organizations and NGOs like UNDP, World Bank, Social Fund for Development, Small Micro Enterprises Promotion Service Agency (Smeps), and Youth Leadership Development Foundation. His work experience includes working with local and International businesses, and the governmental sector.

Beside his work in design, Rahman is a recognized photographer and his work was exhibited in Yemen, United Arab Emirates, United States, Spain and The Netherlands.
Selected Art Exhibitions & Workshops

2020

Mondriaan Fund Art Grant
Grant Recipient
The Netherlands

2019

Ode aan Talent
Group Exhibition
Humanity House, Den Haag, The Netherlands

2019

The City Stair case Conversations (Het trappenhuis van de stad)
Speaker
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2019

An introduction to storytelling via photography workshop with Rogier Boogaard
Co-organizing/Lecturer
De voorkamer, Utrecht, TheNetherlands

2017

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme
Mentor
Mentor for 2 startup projects (one year), one in Mauritius and another in South Africa

2016

Visualize the Invisible Workshop organized by Tamara Abdul Hadi
Participant
The Yemeni Salon (Sweden), Amman, Jordan

2013

Faces of Yemen
Group Exhibition
EU Residence, Sana’a, Yemen

2013

Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME)
Mentor
Mowgli Foundation (UK), Sana’a, Yemen

2012

Design as a way of life
Speaker
TEDx Sana’a, Sana’a, Yemen

2011

Street Art During Arab Revolution
Group Exhibition
The Arab House, Madrid, Spain

2011

Yemen Peace Project
Group Exhibition
Yemen Peace Project, Los Angels, United States

2010

Words of Eyes
Group Exhibition
National Museum, Sana'a, Yemen

2010

Documentary photography workshop by Nabil Boutros
Participant
French Cultural Center, Sana'a, Yemen

2010

Social documentary photography workshop by Hazel Thompson
Participant
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, UAE

2009

Altitude in Sana’a
Group Exhibition
National Museum, Sana’a, Yemen

2009

Altotype technique workshop by Alfons Alt
Participant
French Cultural Center, Sana’a, Yemen

2008

Serial photography workshop by Andreas Rost
Participant
German House, Sana’a, Yemen

2009

Yemen, A treasure trove
Group Exhibition
Total Arts Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2009

Zoom on Sana’a
Group Exhibition
House of Culture, Sana’a, Yemen

2005

Documentary Photography workshop by Tim Smith
Participant
British Council, Sana’a, Yemen

Selected Clients & Business Projects
Selected Interviews / Talks
My participation at "The City Stair case Conversations" in BAK, Utrecht (English) - Starting at 4:30.00
My work "Moments in Istanbul" was featured in CNN at "Connect the World" show. (English)
A reportage made by Deutsche Welle (DW) about my company Snono. (Arabic)
My Talk at TEDxSanaa 2012 - Design as a way of life. (English Subtitled)
An interview with me at "Good Morning from Istanbul" on TRT Arabic TV channel where I talked about design. (Arabic)
My work "Moments in Istanbul" was featured in CNN at "Connect the World" show. (English)
A reportage made by Deutsche Welle (DW) about my company Snono. (Arabic)
My Talk at TEDxSanaa 2012 - Design as a way of life. (English Subtitled)
An interview with me at "Good Morning from Istanbul" on TRT Arabic TV channel where I talked about design. (Arabic)