I am an Industrial Designer with 3+ years of experience. My work includes NASA, Norman Foster Foundation, MakerBot, GE, and Autodesk.

current work

 
Cloud Storage, Norman Foster Foundation

Cloud Storage, Norman Foster Foundation

Vikasa, MakerBot, GW University

Vikasa, MakerBot, GW University

Spotify playlists, graphic design

Spotify playlists, graphic design

Ordinary People, personal novel

Ordinary People, personal novel



passion

Every character, word, and punctuation, in a great poem, must contribute to the entirety of the piece. Every square inch, internal shear, external material, and mechanical property of a product, to be great, must contribute to the product’s whole. This requires immense attention to detail, but is the only way to ensure a product’s perfect wedding between form and function.

Having lived in 7 countries, Qatar, UAE, United States, Korea, Aruba, Germany, and Puerto Rico, Ali hopes to use technology to tap into the quaint cultural ways - and to continue to humanize technology.

His design endeavors are specifically targeted to enlightening the Human Experience, to craft simple and harmonic forms of awareness to life.

inspirations

Late Grandfather, Walt Whitman, Zaria Forman, Dieter Rams, Jonathan Ive, Leonardo Da Vinci, Prophet Muhammad, T.S. Eliot, Rumi, Joseph Conrad, JungHoon Lee, Mahatma Gandhi, designhumandesign

 
a human in his natural habitat

a human in his natural habitat

+ note

Ali is currently writing a historical fiction novel, based on his parents’ raising during the 1971 Bangladeshi Genocide; the intention is to expose the tragedies of the little-known conflict, from the innocent take, given from the lives of two children living in the region.


Work Experience

Norman Foster Foundation, Architectural Scholar
Feb 2019

NASA, Industrial Design Intern, Space Suit (Mars)
Jun - Aug 2018

Autodesk, Industrial + Interaction Deign Intern
Jun - Aug 2017

Bragi, Industrial Design Intern
Aug - Dec 2016

Autodesk, Applied Innovation Intern, Office of CTO
Jun - Aug 2016

Recognition

2019 Norman Foster Foundation DigitalX 2019
2018 GWU Charged Up Competition, for Marisol
2018 Autodesk x GE: Design for Robotics Competition, for Quarc
2016 engineering.com article feature
2016 Compass Fellowship, mentor
2015 GW University, New Venture Competition - semi-finalist, 2015

Education

George Washington University, B.S. Product Design Engineering
2014 - 2019

American School of Doha, High School
2011 - 2014

American Community School of Abu Dhabi
2006 - 2011

Skills

Design: 3D Design, Manufacturing, Story telling, Writing

Digital: Autodesk Fusion 360, KeyShot, Alias, SolidWorks, Dynamo x Revit, Adobe Fuse

Manufacturing: CNC 5-axis, injection molding, 3D printing (FDM, SLS), manual metal, manual wood, wood lathe, foam modeling, origami + Bauhaus paper modeling, soft-goods stitching

Programming: Processing, C, Swift, Xcode, Python, Matlab, Arduino
2D: After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop


 

email

mobile

aliahm1208@gmail.com

+1.202.553.8568

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