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.

Sheffield Hallam University as a Visiting Lecturer for Graphic Design.



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 present.

Feminist Internet

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.



Augmented Activism - Producer and Workshop Facilitator, 2020.

Spark Activism with AR Instagram Filters - Workshop Facilitator, 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.

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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