Archive for the 'SYNTAX' Category

Sindibad: a blog for a new Arab business renaissaince

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

From the Manifesto of Sindibad: The first Arab business and entrepreneurship blog:

“Arabs have been known throughout history as good traders. Nothing expresses that better than the story of Sindibad, the Arab trader from Baghdad, who braved the seas in his trading adventures that reached far beyond Arabia.

If ‘risk taking’ is an admired business trait today [...]

Akhtaboot: Web 2.0 job hunting comes to Arabia

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Akhtaboot.com is nothing less than a revolution in the world of online recruiting in Arabia (and that’s not just because SYNTAX had a hand in it ). The launch of Akhtaboot marks the arrival of web 2.0 in the Middle East’s recruitment market. Far more than a database of ‘job opportunities’ Akhtaboot is a [...]

Steorn cancels show: huge disappointment or another stunt?

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

I kept checking the Steorn forums from time to time on Friday. Around noon the news came out, Steorn is calling off its show of the Orbo at the Kinetica Museum.

Further to Steorn’s announcement yesterday (5th July) regarding the technical difficulties experienced during the installation of its “Orbo” technology at the Kinentica Museum in London, [...]

Branding water: SYNTAX creates identity for Miyahuna

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Tuesday was Brand-day for SYNTAX. Not one, but two SYNTAX-created brands were launched. The two companies could not be different, and we’re really happy the spectrum of our assignments is so wide. The big brand we helped bring to life yesterday was Miyahuna, the 1200 people company that delivers water to Amman’s 2.6 million residents. [...]

Design, management and web job opportunities open at SYNTAX

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

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Help us spread the word about open positions at SYNTAX (for fresh graduates, juniors, seniors). We are looking for designers, Project Coordinators (aka Account Executives), as well as Information Architects.

We are also still looking for Brand Consultants and Strategists and Creative Writers.

These days SYNTAX works on projects all over the region as [...]

International Design Forum: Arabia’s design Big Bang?

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

I was barely able to catch my breath after attending the 3 day TYPO conference in Berlin and yet here I am at yet another design conference. I am blogging from Dubai, where I will be attending, and speaking at the International Design Forum (IDF)
Of course I cannot but see the contrasts: I mean, the [...]

Gatecrashing TypeRadio

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Try to imagine this: around 50 graphic designers, laptops, cameras, a mixing board and a fast internet connection all crammed up into a small room at the 35th floor of a Berlin hotel. This was the scene Wednesday night as the SYNTAX crew gate-crashed the temporary headquarters of Type Radio.

Type Radio is, usually, a podcast [...]