Get To Know Us

NADIA A. HAKIM
Founder and Creative Brain

As a baby, I was found in the wilds of…

Houston, Texas

The main reason I am where I am…

Since I was eight months old, I have been traveling whenever given the opportunity. My multicultural upbringing, and encounters with people around the world, heavily influenced my decision to study communication. In May 2014, my side design projects and colleagues inspired me to start Hakim Creative, to provide clients with visual communication solutions in graphic and web design, photography, etc.

I have expensive pieces of paper…

^ BA Communication (Journalism and Public Relations)
University of St. Thomas

^ MS Public Relations
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

^ MA International Relations
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University

What I want for this company…

I aspire for Hakim Creative to have respectable and socially responsible clients in a variety of sectors in a variety of countries.

Words I live by…

“Here’s some simple advice: Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.” -Kermit the Frog

 

SU KIM
Co-Founder and Executive Brain

As a baby, I was found in the wilds of…

Ankara, Turkey

The main reason I am where I am…

I am a Turkish-born, South African-raised Korean-American. That combination instilled in me the value of being a world citizen, and a passion for travel. In my fortune of being able to travel far and wide, I realized very quickly the universality of visual communication, and its ability to transcend geographic and cultural boundaries.

Beyond my love of visual communications, I have a fondness for entrepreneurship. My mother is an entrepreneur herself – epitome of the American Dream. I have worked with social entrepreneurs and SME entrepreneurs around the world and supported them in bringing to life their dreams. And now, I feel lucky to have the opportunity to be a co-founder in this start-up, and to combine two of my biggest passions in life.

I have expensive pieces of paper…

^ BS Supply Chain Management
Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

^ BS Marketing Management
Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

^ MS Public Relations
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

^ MA International Relations
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University

What I want for this company…

I aspire for Hakim Creative to manage a diverse portfolio of clients around the world across industrial sectors and support them in attaining their mission and vision for their visual communications.

Words I live by…

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs