Vision people are real people, each with professional skill and each with interests that reach beyond work. We are a close team, many of us having worked (and socialised) together for many years.

Thinking. That’s where we start. Thinking means taking a look at the competition; conducting internal brand audits; asking questions; researching and developing underlying brand strategies. It is just as important as the visual creative that follows and it’s what sets Vision apart from others.

Defining. Our process-driven development of a new brand, annual report or any marketing collateral is based upon wider considerations of business strategy or market position so that the right solutions are created in perspective.

Creating. Bringing thought and strategy together with the right expression demands experience, discipline and attention to detail, driven by our motivation to create outstanding creative solutions for our clients.

Team

Nicholas Lunn

Managing Director & Founder

Role: Strategic communications consultancy, overall responsibility for programme implementation.

A corporate communications and strategic marketing specialist gained over a 30+ year career with 18 years of direct experience in the GCC at a blue-chip client level, through long term associations in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Syria, Iraq and Oman. Well-versed in the strategic development of product and service channels in combination with external client-facing communication. Specialist in strategic and creative consulting for branding projects and strategic business design for banks, financial institutions and corporates. Nicholas studied at Edinburgh College of Art and has worked in the communications industry since 1980.

Mohamed A. Aljasim

Director

Role: Client relationship management, strategic and financial industry consultancy, business governance.

A senior investment executive with over 15 years in-depth experience in structuring and managing complex, diversified investment products and portfolios.  Throughout his career, Mohamed has worked on the origination, structuring and implementation of some of the iconic developments in the MENA region and has managed multi-million dollar deals in such diverse sectors as real estate, oil and gas, aviation, manufacturing, logistics, education, banking, insurance and technology and in locations across the GCC, the wider MENA region, the UK and continental Europe. He was entrusted with the role of anchor to a merger between three investment banks in Bahrain, subsequently executing exits and restructuring the asset base of the merged entity.  He previously held the roles of Head of Investment Banking with Gulf Finance House BSC; Chief Investment Officer of Capital Management House BSCc and Chief Investment Officer of Ibdar Bank BSCc.

Nadine Pillay

Client Services Director

Role: Client relationship management, strategic marketing and communications consultancy. Head of Operations, Oman.

A senior executive with 22 years’ experience in the advertising, branding and design industries, Nadine is a communications and operational strategist. She has held senior positions with global agencies, gaining her experience across multiple industry sectors from FMCG, Financial and Insurance to Telecoms, Government and Agriculture, leading major accounts for blue-chip clients in South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, Ghana and beyond.

She is a skilled operational strategist who moulds marketing plans into workable solutions, benchmarking performance against key operational goals. She adds value through a deep understanding of business strategy, creating marketing solutions that are relevant and measurable through well-considered tactical planning. Her portfolio of experience adds significant resource for our clients in Oman and Bahrain.

Laura O’Neil-Peck

Account Manager

Role: Production and press management, client liaison, account management, office management and quality control.

Liaison with clients and also responsible for coordinating all press work, managing deadlines and quality control. Her role also covers the quality control and management of all print production and manufacturing, office management and accounts and she manages the firm’s internal job traffic system. Laura is our Tamkeen coordinator for Vision Gulf government projects in Bahrain.

Paulette Greyling

Senior Graphic Designer

Role: Branding and Identity, Corporate, Annual Report, Editorial and Book design.

Paulette is an award-winning designer with experience across South Africa, New Zealand and Bahrain. She first joined us in 2009 before leaving to work in New Zealand - and then rejoined us in 2016. She has extensive experience in the Middle East, having worked in the region for many years. Paulette earned Diplomas in both Visual Communication (merit) and Marketing Communication at the AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town, South Africa and has won numerous awards for her work, including winning the Magazine / Newsletter category at the MAPDA Awards, Australia and also winning a gold Best Award in editorial and book design in New Zealand.

Damodaran Ramesh

Senior Art Director

Role: Finished production services, pre-press, legal and financial publishing 

Ramesh is a long-time expert in print and pre-press and is a highly accomplished technical designer. As a pivotal member of the design team, he has overall responsibility for legal and financial production and print production for significant corporate projects such as investment funds, IPO documents and annual reports.

Hussain Abdul Kareem

Graphic Designer & Arabic Writer

Role: Branding and corporate communications design, Arabic communications.

An essential member of the team, Hussain brings excellent written and spoken Arabic communications and design experience to Vision Gulf, providing in-house English to Arabic translation (writing), and thoughtful identity and logo design. Hussain holds a Bachelor Degree in Multimedia Technology from Napier University, Edinburgh.

Janard Booijse

Senior Designer

Role: Design for branding, integrated advertising, social media and digital channels.

With over 19+ years experience in the film, advertising, branding and design arena, Janard is a well rounded, award winning multi-media designer and art director with a broad area of design expertise, ranging from traditional to integrated advertising, branding and identity development, web, social and new-media. Janard has worked with some major clients and accounts in South Africa, Bahrain and the MENA region such as Sony Africa, KFH Bahrain, African Bank, various real estate investment companies, Honda SA and Vodacom SA to name a few. He is also an avid photographer and musician and enjoys bringing these skills to the table when possible or required, especially when working on integrated projects.