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)


Contact me:



Sheffield Hallam University

Specialist Visiting Lecturer - October 2020 till December 2020.

Feminist Internet and Plan International

Research Assistant - July 2020 till September 2020.

Shades of Noir

Design Developer - September 2019 till present.

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.


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.

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 Unicornwith 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.


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