Art Shows

Coaction Collaborative, Group Exhibition, Unbound Dora Stern Gallery Orange, NJ, October, 2018.

Maplewood Art Walk Maplewood, NJ, September 2018

FootPrints, Solo Exhibit, Artfull Bean - Valleyarts, West Orange, NJ, July, 2018

SOMA Studio Tour (group exhibition), Oh Canary, Maplewood, NJ, June 2 - June 3, 2018

Permanent Collection, Palestine Museum, Woodbridge, CT 2018

Wide Open 9 (group exhibition), BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,  May 12 - June 17, 2018

Passages (group exhibition), Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, January 27 - March 4, 2018

Hope for the Holiday's (group exhibition), Monmouth Musuem, NJ, November 19 - December 28, 2017

Maplewood Art Walk, Maplewood, NJ, September 2017

Cut Loose (group exhibition), Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, September 21- October 21, 2017

Art in the Time of Resistance (group exhibition), Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, May 10-June 17, 2017

Solo Exhibit, Jerusalem Fund Washington DC, June 9 - July 28 2017

City Without Walls Group Exhibition, Seton Hall School of Law, NJ, June 6 - September 10 2017

View Points 2017 Group Exhibit, Aljira Center, Newark NJ, June 1 - July 7 2017

Art in the Time of Resistance, Blue Scarf Collective, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, June 3 - July 17 2017

Samar Hussaini (solo exhibition) Maplewood Ideas Festival Artist, Maplewood Library, Maplewood, NJ, March 2017

Breaking the Static Group Exhibition, Blue Scarf Collective Pop Up Art Gallery, South Orange, NJ, October 21 - 31 2016

Maplewood Art Walk, Maplewood, NJ, September 2016 

Artist Residency and Solo Exhibit, Darat El Fanun, Amman Jordan, 1993 



Creative Director
Village to Village United
2016 - Present

Senior Art Director
Rapp Collins, New York, NY
2/07 - 2010

Senior Art Director
Digitas, New York, NY
6/00 - 2/07

Art Director
The Marasco Newton Group, LTD, Arlington, VA
12/97 - 6/00 



Develop and maintain direct client relations, lead strategic brainstorming sessions, see a project through from conception to formal presentation, able to inspire a team of designers, and juggle multiple projects.

Manage, concept, and implement online brand development. This includes branding interactive solutions, as well as implementing both online style guidelines and visual standards.

Manage, concept, develop, design, and execute brand platforms and integrated campaigns which include, site design, animated marketing banner ads, landing page designs, e-mail designs, postcards, and brochures.

Concept, design, and implement flash multimedia and branded online video campaigns.

Concept, develop, design, execute, and manage cross platform campaigns for clients such as Listerine, Singulair, Zostavax, GARDASIL, American Express, Viagra, Delta, Starwood, HBO, and The New York Times.



Certificate of Recognition, BWAC Gallery, 2018

Published Article, Pacc Literary Magazine, May 2018 Website
Best Branded Website
Silver Award from DTC, 2009

SINGULAIR Back to School Promo Site
Best Branded Website
Gold Award from DTC, 2008

Mark Martin & Viagra Co-branded Site
Creative recognition from The One Show RX 2005 


Pratt Institute of Design, 2001
MS, Communications Design, Digital Design Concentration
New York, NY

Corcoran School of Art, 1997
Computer Graphics Certificate
Washington, DC

University of Maryland, 1993
BA, Studio Art and Art History