Ali Shamas Qadeer

Ali Shamas Qadeer (born in Kingston, ON, Canada; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) is a graphic designer, writer, and educator. After completing a BA at McGill University, he developed an independent design practice in New York City before returning to school to complete an MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. His research and studio practice focuses on algorithmic form-making, interaction design, and the possibility of graphic design to operate as a new discipline within the humanities. After returning to Canada, Qadeer joined the faculty of OCAD University where he is an assistant professor.


Tools for Learning Toolbox

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