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Ally Landes


Ally is from Marseille in the South of France, born in Aberdeen Scotland, has lived and worked in London and in the Middle East in both the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE. Her eclectic experiences from her corners of the world have led to delving in different artistic branches.

Ally is a jack of all trades. A storyteller. With a background in art and design, Ally continuously utilises her skills through both her professional and personal work. She is a freelance creative: a Graphic Designer with 21 years of experience, ready to brainstorm and conceptualise your mark through brand identity and create all your printed and online marketing needs. A Photographer for various occasions and events, as well as a Photo Editor (fully competent in Photoshop and Lightroom). A Writer/Editor/Copywriter: a published author of short stories, and the Founder, Editor and Graphic Designer to the quarterly divers magazine, 'Divers for the Environment'. She also translates French to English for various publication formats.

There are no limits to creating unique and endless solutions. If you can think it, you can dream it, and if you can imagine it, you can create it!



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Divers for the Environment is my favourite source of information to keep me updated about my beloved blue world. Thanks for your astonishing efforts to always deliver quality, more than expectations.

BASSEL OUNAH | Business Owner at Apnea Zone

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I have worked with Ally on a range of projects over several years, and have always found her work to be excellent and her attitude positive. She has strong drive and principles in everything she undertakes and I would have no problem recommending her to anyone.

INGMAR JENSE | Communications Consultant


I have known Ally for over a decade and have had the opportunity to work with her on numerous occasions. She is a thoughtful, creative and proactive person. She works extremely hard and takes her work very seriously. She has assisted me both professionally at Bait Al Zubair Foundation and as an artist working with art consultancy, art procurement and with graphic design and event management. I recommend her to anyone for her creative work.

SARAH WHITE | Arts Advisor & Museum Director at Bait Al Zubair Foundation

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Ally is fab! She is a wonderful person to work with, we loved her being part of the plug family. She has never missed a deadline even when she is travelling around Oman on a camel, she'll still be able to send us artwork! She is also a brilliant cook...YUM!

LUCY BRADLEY | Chief Surgeon at Plug Communications

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I worked with Ally on the edit and design of my children's book 'Little Mouse Missy – Best Friends Party' which is now in bookshops across the UAE and on Kindle. She is a very professional person. She worked with me on the smallest details, was always happy to suggest better options to me, and gave the work all her best. She is a very punctual and pleasant person to work with. I am so grateful for knowing and working with Ally and would highly recommend her for similar work.

SABAH NAIM SAAB | Organisational Psychology, Development, Training Management and Consultancy, and Children's Book Author & Publisher

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I highly recommend Ally. She has great managerial skills and was an excellent organiser and leader while working as an independent outdoor instructor and camp manager for North Star. She managed a large team of outdoor instructors as well as teaching activities to school children and overseeing the day to day management of the adventure centre. Ally also managed overseas trips for the company and was a valuable member of the North Star management team.

JANE DORAN | Manager at North Star Tours

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My wife and I really support the unique perspective your magazine presents, as a fusion of diving and marine conservation interests.

DAN MONCEAUX | Danimations

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I want to thank you for sending me the magazine. The magazine is of an extraordinary quality as a whole, both for all its content and its material. I also had a look at the online version, which is great for those who have no access to the paper copy. Congratulations for your fantastic work!

ALDO G GALANTE | Cardiovascular Surgeon and Underwater Photographer

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Just as an aside, over the years I have really enjoyed reading the magazine that you produce, it has been of a consistently very high quality – so thank you.

STEVEN BOARD | Chief Financial and Operating Officer

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I recently worked with Ally to publish a photo essay in the 'Divers for the Environment' magazine. We were mounting a complex diving expedition on the Chinhoyi Caves in Zimbabwe, and quite frankly, our timelines were very, very short. Ally was amazing; very supportive, creative and helpful throughout. She enabled us to turn things around and meet the publication's deadline. Thanks Ally!

SAAD D BHATTY | Writer/Strategist

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I have known Ally for almost 7 years now and worked with her on a number of Emirates Diving Association (EDA) organised events, additionally she has been an outstanding adviser for a number of articles I have written for the Divers for the Environment Magazine. Throughout, I have found her to be the consumate media professional providing informed, sound and balanced advice in order to achieve maximum impact for the articles. She has undoubted talent, is creative, imaginative and her ability to take your ideas and visualise and explain them is outstanding. Hugely supportive of us "budding writers" she takes time out to help, assist and nurture and is always cognisant of the efforts other less talented than she put into their work. Working with several types of media she has produced some of the most professional work I have seen and worthy of a place in some of the more well known magazines. Apart from that, she is a thoroughly delightful, thoughtful and considerate person whose passion for the environment and conservation is self evident and whose personal and professional standards are of the highest order.

PAUL WARWICK | Programme Consultant & Strategic Management Adviser and Enthusiastic PADI Diver

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It’s such a nice magazine! I get sent the pilot's association one from the UK and I always throw it away after 5 minutes. They could learn a lot from the 'Divers for the Environment' publication.


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What a gorgeous magazine!

CHRISTOPHER PALA | Freelance Journalist

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