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Douglas Okasaki

Past President
Dubai, UAE
Senior Designer at Gulf News and President at Society for News Design.

Douglas is working as sport designer at Gulf News, Dubai and as past president at Society for News Design (SND).

Douglas is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He worked in some of the biggest publishing house: Editora Abril (Sao Paulo), O Globo (Rio de Janeiro), A Tarde (Salvador) and for seven years as Art Editor for the online news provider UOL.

Outside Brazil, Douglas worked in Tokyo (Japan) in the International Press newspaper and previous SND Regional Director for the Middle East.

As SND regional director, Douglas worked in partnership with other professional organizations such as WAN-IFRA, IAJ (Institute for the Advancement of Journalism) in conferences in Egypt, Johannesburg, Jordan, New Delhi and Dubai. The workshop with Iraqi designers in Jordan, The Best of Middle East Competition, the SND Award Winners Exhibition and the regional conference are some of his accomplishments in the Middle East region.