Rafiq Elmansy is a design researcher, consultant, author, and lecturer at the American University. His professional experience includes more than 15 years in the design industry, working with clients from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Australia. Also, his experience includes design research and his articles are published in the Design Management Review published by the Design Management Institute. Also, he is the founder of Designorate.com project, an online open-source learning platform for design management and strategic design.

His design creative work is exhibited in many locations including Croatia, South Africa, and Spain. He is also a jury member and mentor in acknowledged design competitions including the Adobe Design Achievement Awards and Poster for Tomorrow. He writes academic articles for the Design Management Review and a published author for industry books for Taylor and Francis, John Wiley and O’Reilly Media.

Elmansy is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Education Leader working with Adobe to develop their applications and write Adobe certification exams for Certiport. His design work is exhibited in many countries and he is also a jury member in design competitions including the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, A’Design Awards and Poster for Tomorrow.
Education
MA Design Management, Staffordshire University, UK
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My research focus on design-related topics including the following:
- Digital design and future of design
- Design management and innovation
- Design thinking and process
- Sustainable design and development
- Human-centered design and user experience
Personal Interests
The design role in community and education.
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