Born in Jerusalem, Nabil Darwish is a visual storyteller and a commercial arts photographer with a prime focus on portrait photography. Nabil also works as a creative director, marketing-communications and branding executive director, and is a certified Adobe Partner and Designer. With over 17 years of professional experience in photography with international publications, he also specializes in the fields of marketing communications, strategic brand management, creative design, and project/program management. He holds an MS in hospitality management and a BA in business administration, specializing in strategic marketing communications and development (both degrees obtained in the United Kingdom).


  • Arts / Commercial Arts Photography
  • Lifestyle / Documentary Photography
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Strategic Marketing Communications / Development
  • Creative Design / Direction
  • Strategic Brand Creation / Management
  • Information Management / Design
  • Project Management / Coordination
  • Events Management / Coordination



Birmingham College of Food Tourism & Creative Studies
Msc. / PGD, Hospitality Management (Major: Marketing Communications)
1998 – 1999

Coventry University
BA, Business Administration (Major: Strategic Marketing Development)
1995 – 1998

Henley College
BTEC National Diploma, Business Information Technology (Major: Business System Design)
1993 – 1995

St. George’s School Jerusalem
GCEs, Elementary / High School
1982 – 1993

External Affairs Officer (Jordan & Iraq)
World Bank Group
September 2020 – Present – Amman, Jordan

Communications Manager
April 2017 – March 2020 – Doha, Qatar

Regional Marketing and Communications Officer – Microfinance Department
March 2009 – October 2016 – Jerusalem

Commercial Manager
Alternative Business Solutions
August 2007 – January 2009

Interpalnet Works Ltd. Commercial Manager – Jerusalem & Arab 48 Areas
Hadara Technologies (Paltel Group)
August 2006 – July 2007

Website and Database Specialist
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – UN OCHA oPt
September 2004 – May 2006

Programs Coordinator
Welfare Association Consortium – PMO / Youth Development Department – Arab Studies Society / ANERA
November 2003 – August 2004

Project Management Officer
The Palestinian General Union of Charitable Soc. (PGUCS) / The Union of the Charitable Soc. (UCS)
August 2002 – November 2003

Communications Coordinator
Sabreen Association for Artistic Development
August 2002 – April 2003

Marketing & Information Technology Coordinator
Deutsche Gesellschaft fűr Technische Zusammenarbeit (German Technical Cooperation – GTZ)
October 1999 – October 2001

Certificate of Completion: the UNRWA Ethics E-Learning Course
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
March 2013

Certificate of Achievement: UNDSS Basic Security in the Field II (BSTIF II)
United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
March 2013

Certificate of Completion: the United Nations Basic Security in the Field – Staff Security, Health, and Welfare
United Nations
July 2005

Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety
Royal Council / Institute of Food Hygiene and Safety, United Kingdom
March 1999

Artist of the Month Review in This Week in Palestine August 2012 Edition [Artist: Talal Siam]
This Week in Palestine Magazine
August 1, 2012 Article reviewing the This Week in Palestine Magazine artist of the month segment.
Artist: Talal Siam

This Week in Palestine Magazine
July 1, 2012
Publication request made for the July 2012 Edition of the This Week in Palestine Magazine, and reflecting thoughts on a tomorrow to come.

Special Edition of This Week in Palestine – Jerusalem my Beloved City
This Week in Palestine Magazine
February 26, 2015
Publishing work type: Special Edition Photography

Life Fractures: Youth Hopes Displaced
This Week in Palestine Magazine
May 31, 2016
Published Photography and Article in June 2016 Edition of This Week in Palestine Magazine.
Media type: Print & Digital


Microsoft Office Professional

Adobe Creative Suite Design & Publishing
(InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional, Lightroom)

Adobe Creative Suit Web Edition
(Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Photoshop, Contribute)

Audio Video Production
(Apple FinalCut Pro X, Apple Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After-Effects, Adobe Audition)

Corel Draw Suit

Web CMS: WordPress / Joomla / Drupal




Arabic – Native Language (Spoken & Written Fluency)

English – Native Language (Spoken & Written Fluency)

French – Intermediate (Spoken & Written)

Gear List

– Nikon D800
– Nikon D600
– Nikon D7100

– AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
– Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
– AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
– Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC
– Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF
– AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm F1.8G
– AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
– Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
– Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC

– Tripods (Manfrotto)
– ND Filters
– Reflectors (Various Sizes / Colors)
– White Beauty Dishes
– Profoto Zoom Reflector
– CTO Warming Gel
– C Stands
– PocketWizards
– Powerpacks
– External flash units: Elinchrom Style RX 1200 to go, Elinchrom Style BXRi to go 500/500, Elinchrom Rotalux 135cm, Elinchrom Deep Throat/Octa