Hello

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 that uses creative technology and visual communication for social good.

Education:

2016 - 2019: BA Graphic Design at UAL Camberwell College of Arts (First Class Honours)

2015 - 2016: Foundation at UCA Epsom (Merit)

 

Contact me:

Emailsafiyaahmed@hotmail.co.uk

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Work

BA Graphic Design - University of the Arts London

3rd Year Tutor - February 2021 till April 2021.

Shades of Noir

Design Developer - September 2019 till March 2021.

 

BA Graphic Design - Sheffield Hallam University

Visiting Lecturer - October 2020 till December 2020.

Feminist Internet and Plan International

Research Assistant - July 2020 till September 2020.

Child Rights International Network

Design Fellow - October 2019 till April 2020.

Shades of Noir

Design and Content Development Assistant - July 2019.

 

Re-illustrating Histories and Voices

Project planning, interviewing and filming - January 2019 till July 2019.

Modual

Project manager, social media, designer and broadcast team - August 2018 till August 2020.

Yaz 

Graphic designer - June 2015 till December 2018.

Talks

Workshops 
Conferences

Designing for social activism workshop - Producer and workshop facilitator - Sheffield Hallam University 3rd Year Graphic Design, February 2021.  

UAL Tech for All Conference - Workshop co-host and facilitator, February 2021.

 

Augmented Reality, Activism & New Media - Hackathon co-host and facilitator, December 2020. 

MIMA School of Art and Design - Visiting Speaker, November 2020.

Augmented Activism - Producer and Workshop Facilitator - UAL Camberwell  2nd Year Graphic Design, 2020.

Spark Activism with AR Instagram Filters - Workshop Facilitator - UAL Summer Sessions: Make and Create, 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.

Interpolate WorkshopWorkshop facilitator -  IAM Conference 19'
at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ​​Spain, 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

Uni to Unicorn - with Digital Maker Collective  - Tate Modern, Blavatnik Building, 2020.

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.

Exhibitions