Holder of a Visual Communications Degree, Riad Makdessi, Group Creative Director, has 14 years of experience in the marketing and communications fields,working on both sides of he fence. A career spanning Syria, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar started at design house, Klik, branding, 3D and environmental design specialists. Joining Intermarkets marked his foray into advertising. Riad later joined MC Saatchi Qatar and his stint at MC Saatchi saw him meet up with future partner Luay Darwish with whom he co-founded ADabisc in 2003. Major clients Riad has worked on throughout his career are Unilever, Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait (BBK), QNB, Sheraton Hotel, Al Jazeera Mobile and Qtel.