Mehdi Saeedi was born in Tehran, Iran. He studied graphic design in the Art Academy and afterwards majored in Art and Design at England’s Cambridge University.
After completion of his academic studies he began work in Asr-e-Jadid Advertising Agency in the capacity of graphic designer and creative director. In 1998 he opened his private studio working with some of the most prominent cultural centers in Iran such as Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Academy of Art, music centers and the film industry, etc.
He has participated in numerous domestic and international exhibitions, biennials and triennials around the world and has won several important prizes both locally and internationally among which are:
Grand Prix, Exhibition of visual Arts, Tehran, Iran, 1998 & 99
Diploma of Honor, Poster Design Competition: "Book, Children and the Family", Iran, 2003
Special Award, First book Cover Design Exhibition in the 16th Tehran international book, 2004
Special Award, 7th International biennial of the poster, Mexico, 2002
First Prize, First International Biennial of the Islamic World Poster, Tehran 2004
Third Prize, "Fourth Block", 6th International Triennial of Eco Posters and Graphics Art, Kharkov, Ukraine, 2006
Award of the President of the Self-Governing region, 6th Trnava International Poster Triennial, Slovakia, 2006
Grand prize, Taiwan International Poster Design Award, Taiwan, 2007
Top award, 15th International Invitational Poster, Colorado, USA, 2007
Honorable mentions, the 2nd International Socio-Political Poster Biennale, Poland, 2008
He has also received a research study scholarship from Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art for innovation and creativity in his posters.
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art published his collection of works in 2004. In addition, his works have been published in reputable international magazines and they are exhibited and kept in collections, galleries and museums around the world.
He organized the selected 5th Generation Iranian Graphic Designers Exhibition in 2006 and has attended many contests and exhibitions as selecting board and jury member. He is also a member of the Iranian Graphic Design society (IGDS) and has taught in the universities in Iran since 2005.