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Ahmad Saqfalhait

  • Position: Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Chair
  • Department: Department of the Arts
  • Email: [email protected]
Brief Biography

Ahmad Saqfalhait has regional experience in design and design education. In 2010, he obtained his Master's of Fine Arts (MFA) in graphic design from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, and worked in Jordan, the Gulf region, and in Egypt. During his five years of work at the German University in Cairo, he developed its graphic design program with his colleagues by focusing on the social role of design, both locally and regionally.

One of his contributions was co-founding the 100/100 Hundred Best Arabic Posters competition, which initiated a regional dialogue on design through its exhibitions and publications that have been touring the region and reached 14 exhibitions in various cities. Saqfalhait has acquired professional training in Japanese Teaism over the past 20 years, which helped him understand Japanese aesthetics, Japanese design philosophy, and experience design, which he channeled through his own professional practice, academia, and research on local and cross-cultural graphic design, experience design, and game design.

In the past few years, he has been collaborating with key people from the local and regional game development scene, which made it possible for him to launch the new multidisciplinary game design minor at The American University in Cairo (AUC), aiming to connect academia to the local and regional gaming industry, to create social impact through local games, developed by local talents.

Research Interest
  • Game Design and Development
  • Local and Cross-Cultural Design
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Design
  • Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Major, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan