©2020 by Sakina bint Erik.

WRITER AND ARTIST

For over 20 years, Sakina has been writing stories, news articles, and self-publishing books.

She also creates artwork in a variety of media, including digital art, plasticine illustration, and animation.

WORK EXPERIENCE

My Career

April 2017-Jul7 2018

COPYWRITER, NEWMUSLIMACADEMY.COM

Copywriting including blogging, sales copy, video scripts and infograph text. I also managed the social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

1996 - present

FREELANCE COPYWRITER

I author sales copy for websites including blogs, content for social media and email campaigns.

2010 - 2015

COLUMNIST, MUSLIM LINK NEWSPAPER

I wrote local and international news articles and also took over the Kids World section, creating children's activities. For the last 4 years, I had a regular column called "Journey Towards the Light", discussing the issues surrounding Canadian converts to Islam.

2017-present

FREELANCE SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

I design custom social media images for small businesses for all accounts, working with clients to design appealing Instagram grids, relevant Facebook posts, and fascinating pins for Pinterest.

2000-present

FREELANCE ARTIST

I create art for publications, events, fundraising, signage for businesses, and a variety of illustration for print and web applications.

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

What I’ve Learned

PURSUING BACHELOR'S OF ISLAMIC STUDIES, I.O.U.

2014-present

I am presently enrolled in the Islamic Online University with a goal of becoming a translator of classical Arabic books for English Muslims.

ONTARIO ACADEMIC CREDIT DIPLOMA, WITH HONORS

1989-1993

I graduated secondary school with honors in the arts and writing.

COPYWRITING TRAINING

ongoing

I received on-the-job training in copywriting at my former position.  I am also taking online courses to increase my skill in copywriting.

Quran, 13:28

"Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured."

CONTACT ME

Need some copy? A logo designed?  Please get in touch.