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.
Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London teaching Graphic Design.
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
2022 - 2023: University of the Arts London: Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
UAL Camberwell College of Arts: BA Graphic Design at (First Class Honours)
UCA Epsom: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Merit)
Inspirational Teaching Award Nominee 2022
Sheffield Hallam University
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Article by Smiley News.
Article by UAL Post-Grad Community
Article by Feminist Internet
Video contribution to FutureLearn course by Feminist Internet and UAL CCI
Hosted by Irise International
Article by Tsz Ying Chiu
Article by Victor Sande-Aneiros
When graphics and fashion collide.
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Associate Lecturer - September 2021 till present.
Short Course Tutor - July to August 2022
Associate Lecturer - September 2021 till May 2022.
Campaign Co-Lead - August 2021 till present
Project consultant - August 2021 till October 2021
3rd Year Tutor - February 2021 till April 2021.
Design Developer - September 2019 till March 2021.
Visiting Lecturer - October 2020 till December 2020.
Research Assistant - July 2020 till September 2020.
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 August 2020.
Graphic designer - June 2015 till December 2018.
Artivive AR and Art Summit - Presentation speaker, September 2022.
Ravensbourne University Industry Talk - Speaker, July 2022.
Global Context Visual journalism - Workshop host at Kingston School of Art, Nov 2021.
Service Lab: Becoming and progressing as a service designer - Speaker,
Re-illustrating Histories and Voices Workshops - Co-producer and facilitator
University of the Arts London Camberwell, BA Illustration, Apr 2021
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.
Alumni Evening - Speaker - BA Graphic Design, University of the Arts London, January 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.
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.