Saed Meshki was born in 1964 in Iran and started his artistic activities at the age of twenty four. During the fifteen years of his professional career he has worked as a freelance in his personal studio on cultural projects. Saed studied graphic design in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University and now teaching at the same University.
Saed is a member of the Alliance Graphic International (AGI), an active member of the Iranian Graphic Design Society (IGDS), and a cofounder of Neshan (Iranian Graphic Design magazine). In 2001, he and three artists of his generation founded the 5th Color Group with an objective to create a link between graphic design in Iran and the rest of the world. The group has organized several exhibitions both in Iran and abroad.
Saed has been a member of the Selection committee of 7th Iranian graphic design Biennial and jury member of the first Iranian self promotional Posters Biennial and the 5th Exhibition of Children's books illustrators. In the past few years Saed has focused on book design. He is currently Art Director and Graphic Designer of several publication houses. Books designed by Saed include “A Remarkable Event” (2003), “Asking Makes the Way Farther” (2003), “God Reflected” (2002) and “Poems by Micheal Angello” (2004).
Saed has also been Executing Manager of Sign (Directory of Iranian Signs), Project Manager for the publication of Iranian Contemporary Graphic Designers series (20 volumes, 2004) and Art Director and Graphic Designer of “Eye” collection. In 2003, Saed founded “Meshki” publication house. Numerous books of illustration, literature and illustration + literature are to appear soon. Moreover, Saed has been Art Director and Graphic Designer of several festivals including International Educational Film Festival of Roshd, International Theatre Festival of Persian Land, International Festival of Comical theatres, Abadan Film Festival, etc.
Saed’s artworks have been published in many books namely in “Area” (selected by Anthon Beeke), World Graphic Design and several other magazines. Saed Meshki has won numerous awards and prizes both at home and abroad. He has been the winner of the Second Prize for cover design and the Special Prize of Creativity of the 6th Biennale of Iranian Graphic Design (1999), First Prize for Cover Design of the 7th Biennale of Iranian Graphic Design (2001), Pearl of Czech Republic Design(2002), First Prize of the First Biennale of Cover Design of Tehran (2003), Icograda Excellence Award in the 19th international poster Biennial Warsaw (2004).