Ali

Graphic Designer
Bath, UK
$ 52.00
/ hour
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I’m a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator currently in my third year at Bath Spa University. When I’m not designing or illustrating, you’ll usually find me with my nose buried in a good fantasy novel—I’m currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Ruthfuss. If I’m feeling brave, I’ll venture out of my studio for a brisk walk at a park, where I’ll be sketching some funny looking trees.

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Work Experience
The Bath Festival
Content Designer
29/03/2021 - Present
Bath, UK
Scribeless
Part-Time Graphic Designer
22/06/2020 - Present
Bristol, UK
29/03/2021 - Present
Bath, UK
University

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Skills

Languages: English, Arabic, Romanian.Courses: Udemy Web Design & Developer CourseAdditional Software: Blender3D, HTML5, CSS, some JavascriptAdditional Skills: 2D animation (Hand-Drawn, frame by frame).

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Tell us why you're the best applicant in under 50 words

I'm adaptable, detail-oriented, and disciplined. I work hard and learn fast. I won’t just follow orders, but I’ll stand up when necessary and bring my (strange) humour to the table. I won't simply learn, but I'll adapt everything that I've learned to bring my varied abilities to the table (I’m a designer, an illustrator, an animator).

Give us your bio in under 500 words

I’m a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator currently in my third year at Bath Spa University. When I’m not designing or illustrating, you’ll usually find me with my nose buried in a good fantasy novel—I’m currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Ruthfuss. If I’m feeling brave, I’ll venture out of my studio for a brisk walk at a park, where I’ll be sketching some funny looking trees.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

I left a medical degree (that I spent 4 years studying) to pursue design. I spent a year mulling it over, and spent a year between my medical degree and my current degree. That was the scariest and bravest thing I've ever done and I couldn't be happier with that decision. People ask me if I regret 'wasting all that time', I don't regret it and it wasn't a waste of time. I couldn't have put as much thought and work and effort into my craft had I gone directly into this field at 18. Medicine taught me to be disciplined, to work my butt off, to learn as much as I can, and most importantly, it humbled me. It taught me that I'm a creative at heart, and that I didn't want to do anything else besides design and illustration.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

My theory is that creativity is the spark that sets something on the path of innovation. They are two sides of the same coin. One is an idea, the other is how an idea evolves into something that is more than just the bare bones of an idea. They’re in a symbiotic relationship—if the creative idea doesn’t reach the ‘innovative’ phase, then it’s not as effective or daring. If one tries to innovate without any creativity, then they don’t have the wherewithal to execute that innovation.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Clarity is necessary for creativity to be communicated effectively. If clarity of communication isn't achieved, then, perhaps the 'creativity' isn't seen to have as much value to companies.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

I sketch, I read a book, or I play some video games. Sometimes, I learn something new. Other times, I decide to go for a walk.

5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

One risky and bold goal I have in life is that I want to write and illustrate my own books at some point in the future.

6. Explain your creative process

I start with narrative. I need a good story, or a meaning that I can attach to the brief or the work that I'm doing. If I don't initially have the narrative, then I create one. Once that's figured out, it's research time (my favourite). Then, its on to the sketching phase (also my favourite). Finally, the design phase (my favourite-est?). Then, rinse and repeat an infinite number of times until the project is completed to a satisfactory level.

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

"Don't let the bastards grind you down." - A message from our tutor, forever a rebel.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity is the process of making something out of nothing. Not in a 'sublime' way, but in a way that inherently makes us human. Its how we connect with the world around us and how we make our mark in the world in a moment in time that is fleeting.

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

Twice Your Size - Decklan McKenna Black Rain - Rhye Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Cherry Bomb Glass Animals - Pork Soda The Acid - Ghost Radiohead - Pyramid Song Foals - Exits Foals - Into The Surf Alt-J - Deadcrush New Order - Blue Monday

10. How do you want people to remember you?

"That was the most interesting and thoughtful conversation I've had in a long time."

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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You should select me because

I'm adaptable, detail-oriented, and disciplined. I work hard and learn fast. I won’t just follow orders, but I’ll stand up when necessary and bring my (strange) humour to the table. I won't simply learn, but I'll adapt everything that I've learned to bring my varied abilities to the table (I’m a designer, an illustrator, an animator).

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

Bio

I’m a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator currently in my third year at Bath Spa University. When I’m not designing or illustrating, you’ll usually find me with my nose buried in a good fantasy novel—I’m currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Ruthfuss. If I’m feeling brave, I’ll venture out of my studio for a brisk walk at a park, where I’ll be sketching some funny looking trees.

You should pick me becuase

I'm adaptable, detail-oriented, and disciplined. I work hard and learn fast. I won’t just follow orders, but I’ll stand up when necessary and bring my (strange) humour to the table. I won't simply learn, but I'll adapt everything that I've learned to bring my varied abilities to the table (I’m a designer, an illustrator, an animator).

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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