My CV

I'm an Illustrator and Comic Artist passionate about sports and journalism, seeking to combine the 3 passions in one. I am a Lebanese Long Jumper looking to become the first woman to jump over 6 meters. Sport has shaped my personality, I’m a committed person, an achiever, someone who strives to learn more and acquire more knowledge to further grow my personality and reach my goals.

EDUCATION

M.A., Multimedia Journalism (2021). Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon. Thesis title: Visual representation of Arab female athletes in the Western and Arab media at the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

M.A., Illustration and Comics (2017). Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beirut, Lebanon.
Thesis title: Arab female athletes at the Olympic Games;
Final year project: “Competing for a change”, comic book about three Arab female athletes who marked the history of the Olympic Games and which the author met personally while covering the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

B.A., Illustration and Comics (2015). Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beirut, Lebanon. Final Year Project: Cultural Illustrations of the busses of the Youth Olympic Games.

Online Courses:

2019 (Fall) - Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR Specialization, Michigan State University.

2014 (Summer) - The Olympic Games and the Media: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
This course analyzes the intersection between the Olympic Games and the media and how television and other media contribute to fund, shape and disseminate the major sporting spectacle in the world: the Olympic Games.

IOC Athletes MOOC: The International Olympic Committee offers free online courses for athletes. I also contributed in their new platform trials and participated in group feedbacks for the imporvement of the platform.

  • Smarter Eating for Better Performance
  • Can Champions Be Made?
  • Athlete Career Transition
  • Knowledge is Golden
  • The Winning Mindest

Media Development programs & Workshops:

2019 - Media Development Program at the World Athletics Championship, Doha, Qatar. Organized by the IAAF, now World Athletics.

2019 - Media Development Program at the Asian Athletics Championship, Doha, Qatar. Organized by the IAAF, now World Athletics.

2017 - 2nd Asian Women Sports Journalists Workshop. Organized by AIPS Asia and the Lebanese Sports Media Association at the American University of Science and Technology Beirut, Lebanon.

2016 - IOA Young Participants Program 2016: at the International Olympic Academy in Greece, June 2016: The IOA is located in Ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic Games were held. We had the opportunity to talk about different subjects related to Olympism and the Olympic Games:
Main subject: “Olympism as an effective tool for development and sustainability”
Special subject: “Olympic Values-based learning as an effective tool for environmental protection”.

2014 - International Olympic Committee Young Reporter Program at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
The IOC chose 4 Young Reporters from each continent to take part in the Young Reporters Program, a Media training for young journalists in 5 different fields: Social Media, Profile Writing, Web Writing, Broadcast and Photography.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Illustration & Graphic:

  • Illustrations for World Athletics (www.worldathletics.org)
    December 2019 - Present
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  • Storyboards for Interesting Times
    2018 to present
    Check part of the work: SACO STB - Postal Services STB - Real Estate STB
  • Infographic for Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games
    June 2020
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  • Illustrations for Trafie, Athletics application
    February 2020
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  • Re-Branding El Paseo Spanish Restaurent
    2018-2019
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  • Part-time Graphic and Illustration at the Lebanese American University
    October 2017 - April 2019
    Check part of the work: DIRA 2017 - DIRA 2018 - LCF Booklet - more on demand
  • Board Game “The Toch Race”, under the IOC Young LEaders Program
    2018 - Present
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  • Illustrator at the Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival for three editions:
    2016, 2017 & 2018.
  • Fanta Key Frames with JWT KSA
    2018
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  • Storyboard of Dove advertisment with PLUGGEDMGMT a company based in spain.
    2018
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  • Shampoo Design WLink a Collaboration with Art Director Ziad Sabbagh
    2018
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  • Illustrations for Ramadan and Fitr Animation for Maaden with JWT
    2018
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  • Freelance Illustrator with Edition Kedemos
    February 2017 - May 2017
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  • Storyboard and Illustrations for Skoon animation with Caustik studios
    2017
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  • Illustrations for Social Media for Medishape clinic
    2017
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  • Illustration for Beirut Is... Contest and Exhibition
    2017
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  • Art on Board illustration contest by Foundation  Saradar
    2017
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  • Part-time Graphic Designer for Genius Map - IG Square
    November 2017 - February 2017

Media & Sports

2020 - Photographer at Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

2020 - Managing the International Olympic Committee Activities Dome during the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland.

2019 - Photographer at the World Athletics Championship, Doha, Qatar.

2019 - Photographer at the Asian Athletics Championship, Doha, Qatar.

2018 - Created a Board Game: “The Toch Race”, under the International Olympic Committee Young Leaders Program.

2018 - Race Commentator at Beirut Marathon Association: Women's Race

2017 - Race Commentator at Beirut Marathon Association: Women's Race

2016 - Race Commentator at Beirut Marathon Association: Youth Race

2016 - Sports Reporter at the 31st Summer Olympic Games Rio 2016

2016 - Track and Field Society TV Program on Mariam TV, Lebanon.

2016 - Reporter at the Youth Winter Olympic Games Lillehammer, Norway.

2014-2017 - Sports Editor at Sports 961 (www.sports-961.com) T

2009-Present - Founder of The Track and Field Society.
At the age of 16, I decided to create a website to cover Athletics in Lebanon. In 2016 it became a social platform on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. In 2020 we launched a Medium platform.

ORGANIZED CONFRENCES & INVITED TALKS

2017 - Conference on "Arab Women at the Olympic Games and their Impact on Society": Organized by the Culture and Academy Commission of the Lebanese Olympic Committee.

2015 - Guest Speaker at the IOC Women and Sports Media Workshop for Asia, Africa and Pacific.

PUBLICATIONS:

Comic Book: "Competing for a Change"

Features for World Athletics:

Features for Asian Athletics:

AWARDS:

2019 - AIPS Sports Media Awards, 5th place in the Photography Young Reporters Award

MEMBERSHIPS:

2020-Present - Member of the Media Committee at the Lebanese Athletics Federation

2019-Present - Member of the IOC Communication Commission since 2019

2017-2020 - Member of the Lebanese Olympic Cultural and Educational commission

2016-2018 - President of the International Youth Federation: (May 2016-November 2018) www.iyfweb.orgThe International Youth Federation (IYF), is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empowering youth worldwide.

Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Aftereffect
  • Microsoft Office
  • Photography
  • Drawing / Sketching
  • Video Editing
  • 2D Animation
Language:
  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
Contact:
  • Address: Lebanon, Metn, Dik El Mehdi
  • E-mail: christelsaneh@gmail.com
  • Mob: (+961) 71 32 48 47

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