I'm Safiya Ahmed, a graphic designer focusing on diversity and representation within design pedagogy.
Co- Founder and Director at Ricebox Studio - an award winning design practice who uses creative technology and visual communication for social good.
Currently working at:
Shades of Noir as a Design Developer.
An organisation that promotes diversity and inclusion with Higher Education. They support and encourage discussion around issues that People of Colour face within the Arts communities.
2016 - 2019: BA Graphic Design at UAL Camberwell College of Arts (First Class Honours)
2015 - 2016: Foundation at UCA Epsom (Merit)
Specialist Visiting Lecturer - October 2020 till December 2020.
Research Assistant - July 2020 till September 2020.
Design Developer - September 2019 till present.
Design Fellow - October 2019 till April 2020.
Design and Content Development Assistant - July 2019.
Project planning, interviewing and filming - January 2019 till July 2019.
Project manager, social media, designer and broadcast team - August 2018 till current.
Graphic designer - June 2015 till December 2018.
MIMA School of Art and Design - Visiting Speaker, November 2020.
Augmented Activism - Producer and Workshop Facilitator - UAL Camberwell Graphic Design course, 2020.
Modual Open Futures - Project Manager and Broadcasting Team, 2020.
Modual Climate Emergency - Project Manager and Broadcasting Team, 2020.
Future EdTech 2020 - Roundtable discussion speaker, June 2020.
Modual Kickstarter - Project Manager - Somerset House, August 2019.
UAL Teaching Platform - Speaker on student panel, July 2019.
UAL Digital Edge - Speaker - Somerset House, June 2019.
Modual Maker - Team leader and designer - Design Museum, April 2019.
Modual Catalyst - Team leader and designer - Design Museum, March 2019.
Tata Exchange x Beta Society - Workshop facilitator and speaker - Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern 2019
White Space - Focus Group and workshop facilitator - Camberwell College of Arts 2019
Modual Interact Global - Team leader - 2018
Modual Kickstarter - Team leader - Somerset House 2018
Trust the Process - Workshop facilitator - Camberwell College of Arts 2018
Camberwell Festival - Degree show - Camberwell College of Arts, 2019.
Work in Progress Show - BA Graphic Design - Hoxton Street Studios, 2019.
In-Use - hARTslane, London, 2018.
Channel 24 hour broadcast - Camberwell College of Arts, 2018.
Mock-up: Design x Fashion - Camberwell College of Arts, 2017.