The Team

The Multiple International team is gathered from the world’s best talents to form a unique blend of producers, strategists, creatives, designers, post-production artists and technicians.
Philippe Skaff
CEO/Chief Creative Officer, Multiple International
A Canadian born Lebanese, Philippe Skaff graduated in Visual Arts from Laval University in 1979. He then went on to apply his bold and creative style in his long regional and international professional journey, becoming one of the most awarded creative minds in the Arab communication world. His polyvalent creative journey led him to the core of show business: live spectaculars.
In 2013, he co-founded Multiple International, an urban creative project company and is the creative architect and director of creation behind “Clusters of Light”, an oratorio about the birth of Islam, (Sharjah 2013, Cairo 2015), followed by “The Last Chapter”, the biggest stage adaptation of “One Thousand and One Nights”, launched in Sharjah (2019).

Philippe is also part of the “Inner Circle of Producers” on Broadway.
Wassim Rizk
Managing Partner, Multiple International
Wassim is a co-founder of Multiple International. As a communication specialist bringing 30 years of experience in the fields of marketing, advertising and events, Wassim has been involved in highly acclaimed projects across the around the region including chief producer for the Clusters Of Light oratorio (2014 Sharjah UAE - 2016 Cairo-Egypt) and 1001 Nights, The Last Chapter (April 2019 Sharjah UAE), and the coordination and/or production of renowned events, ceremonies, festivals, and spectacular attractions.
Richard Lindsay
Head of Creative, Multiple International and AIM
Richard is a leading creative director, globally recognised in the highly specialised field of experience media.

With over 20 years experience in the design industry, Richard has forged a unique career in the creative media arts, encompassing some of the most ambitious and complex storytelling challenges of our times.

Richard’s inventive spirit and passion for innovation has been a leading influence on highly acclaimed productions such as the first European Games in Baku 2015 and the Hong Kong Pulse light shows, both in 2015, the Clusters Of Light stage spectacular in Sharjah 2014, the Vivid Festival in Sydney 2010-2014, the Shanghai World Expo and the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, the Beijing Olympics 2008 and the Doha Asian Games in 2006.

As founder and Head of Creative for the Sydney based company Artists In Motion, Richard combines his artistic talents with a keen appreciation for the technical infrastructure that underpins his ambitious programs. His extensive creative contributions are complemented with a flair for strategy, helping direct the business through the shifting landscape of the digital age.
Jonny Old
Art Director, Multiple International and AIM
Jonny has worked on a huge variety of projects covering many disciplines including print design, branding, advertising, interactive, large scale events and motion design.

Over the last nine years he has worked on some of the world’s most high profile events, including the Doha Asian Games, the Pan American Games, the Beijing Olympics, the FIFA World Congress, and Shanghai World Expo. His design expertise has been sought after by leading brands such Nissan, Lexus, Cisco, VW and Toyota.
Recently Jonny has become a specialist in large scale building projections for major events, notably Alfa Bank’s Moscow Day which was the world’s largest projection mapping show. He was also lead designer of Lighting The Sails, an unforgettably spectacular projection on the Sydney Opera House.

Other high profile projection designs include the award winning 'Gamma World’ projection for Sydney’s Vivid festival and the Hong Kong Pulse light show.

Jonny was a key member of the creative team and lead projectionist on the 2014 Clusters Of Light oratorio in Sharjah.
Stella Carmody
Executive Producer, Multiple International and AIM
Stella is a seasoned expert in experiential, film and theatre production, covering all aspects from concept development through to final delivery.

With an extensive background in the creative industries and arts management covering live performance, events and film, Stella has worked for brand and communications companies, arts organisations and film festivals.
Most recently Stella was a senior producer for Spinifex, previously working as head of film and multimedia for Avantgarde Brand Services China and senior producer for Avantgarde in Dubai.

Cultural projects Stella has recently worked on include the Clusters Of Light oratorio in Sharjah, the Vivid Festival in Sydney and Kspace - an interactive digital experience for children at the National Museum of Australia.
Mark Mcclelland
Creative Strategy Director, Multiple International and Artmap
Mark has a working lifetime’s experience in art and design.

He previously founded and led the creative agency DesignTroupe, which won more than 50 design awards before becoming part of the PWW group. Between that career and the founding of Multiple International partner Artmap, Mark developed an art practice as a sculptor and public artist, combining his interests in design, landscape and art. During that time he was awarded the prestigious sculpture prize at Sydney’s iconic Sculpture By The Sea event.
Not content with the constraints of a single artist practice, Mark founded Artmap Studio to offer a comprehensive end-to-end public art service to clients anywhere in the world.

Embracing collaboration across cultures and disciplines, Mark has worked in Asia, the Americas and Europe. He is a member of the Design Institute of Australia and has graduated from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney Institute of Design, the University of New England and the Sturt School. He also holds qualifications in environmental management and permaculture design.
Axel Arnott
Curatorial Director, Multiple International and Artmap
Axel Arnott is a respected specialist in the curation of contemporary architecure for the public landscape. After graduating from the University of Canberra with a degree in landscape architecture and a period of practice in that profession, Axel embraced the world of sculpture as curator then international curator for Sculpture By The Sea, a massively popular event held annually around Sydney.

Between 2000 and 2012, as well as being a key figure in producing Sculpture By The Sea exhibitions in Australia and Europe, Axel managed Sculpture International, a sculpture sales, project management, leasing and advisory service for government, corporate and private buyers.
Axel’s experience encompasses art planning and strategy, major art event management, project management of monumental public sculptures, sculpture landscapes and private client installations, as well as countless public exhibitions.

He has worked with hundreds of artists and clients, design professionals, technicians and stakeholders on close to 2,000 individual sculpture installations across the full spectrum of media, scales and sculptural approaches. The experience gained in delivering such a diversity of projects is a key asset in assessing new opportunities and then managing them through the delivery phase with their artistic integrity intact.
Harry Partridge
Technical Director, Multiple International and Artmap
Harry is Artmap’s technical director where he is able to exercise his fascination with structure in art and architecture and his interests in innovative design and sustainability.

Harry founded and led Artmap associate Partridge Partners, whose design and engineering work is visible in many of Australia’s most prominent public sculptures. He continues to use his formidable engineering skills to work with artists and curators to design, certify and commission significant public art installations.
Harry graduated in engineering from Sydney University before undertaking a Masters in engineering science. One of Australia’s most experienced structural engineers, particularly in the engineering of art installations, he is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, and a member of several prestigious structural and engineering assocations in Australia and beyond.
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