Mehdi Saeedi is an internationally renowned artist and designer. His aesthetics have become a mainstay of design in many regions, especially in those using the Persian and Arabic script as their alphabet.
Born in, Tehran, Saeedi’s works have been exhibited at numerous major museums worldwide and are part of several prominent museum, public and private collections. He has attended numerous local and international Competitions and exhibitions as jury member and also as speaker. He is also a member of the Iranian Graphic Design society (IGDS) and has taught in the universities in Iran since 2005.
Mehdi Saeedi is emblematic of Iran’s prominence and regional dominance in graphic design, poster art, typography and calligraphy. Saeedi’s art draws inspiration from the traditional Eastern focus on the aesthetic and from his own expertise with the Persian script, calligraphy and typography. He uses optical opportunities presented by the dancing and sensual nature of the Persian script to provide a wholly conceptual approach to contemporary art.
He has won dozens of important prizes both locally and internationally among which are: Grand prize, Exhibition of Visual Arts, Iran, 1998 & 99 | Honorable Mentions, the 7th International Biennial of Poster, Mexico, 2002 | Diploma of Honor, the 1st Book Cover Design Exhibition in the 16th Tehran International Book Fair, Iran, 2003 | First Prize, the 1st International Biennial of the Islamic World Poster, Iran, 2004 |Third Prize, the 6th International Triennial of Eco Posters and Graphics Art, “4th Block”, Kharkov, Ukraine, 2006 | Award of the President of the Self-Governing Region in 6th Trnava International Poster Triennial, Slovakia, 2006 | Top Award, 15th International invitational Poster, Colorado, USA, 2007 | Grand Prize, Taiwan International Poster Design Award, Taiwan, 2007 | Honorable Mentions, the 2nd International Socio-Political Poster Biennial, Poland, 2008 | First Prize, the 1st Competition Best of Designing Self Logo, Tehran, Iran, 2008 | Grand prize, “Five stars Designers bant” International Invitational Poster Triennial Osaka, Japan, 2009 | Third Prize, International Biennial of the Islamic World Graphic, Tehran, Iran 2010 | Honorable Mentions, 17th International invitational Poster, Colorado, USA, 2011 | Bronz Medal, Taiwan International Poster Design Award, Taiwan, 2011 | First Prize, 12th international posters triennial, Ekoplagat´11, Slovakia, 2011 | Honorable Mentions, the 4nd International Socio-Political Poster Biennial, Poland, 2012 ||fourth prize, 12. International Triennial of the Political Poster Show, Mons, Belgium, 2013| gold Award, Graphis, USA, 2013 | Special Award, Taiwan International Design Award, Taiwan ,2013