The CD is available at the Cascade Records website.
Category : Yusf Ali Updates
Over the years I had the opportunity to give a few talks about my work.
So far I’ve spoke in Manchester college, Bolton college, Glasgow university and Aberdeen university.
By far the biggest talk I did was at Aberdeen university (top photo) with a crowd of 300 people plus and the Lord Mayer of Aberdeen as an unexpected guest. I admit I did choke in the first 5 minutes after that though the next 40 minutes were smooth.
January 2011 I secured a contract with a startup LED company. Starting off as a small team of just 3 people it quickly expanded to 20 plus people and my role of a graphic designer quickly turned to an Art director, managing a team of photographers, printers and web designers I was in charge of its brand identity and consistency making sure everyone knew what they’re doing.
After 2 years of working alongside of the managing directors my work was done my contract had ended.
During my last week at Great Ledge printing, I had an opportunity open my own Showroom.
With a budget less than £200, a week, working evenings on it after work and some help from a friend mine Mohammed Osman we opened in time for Jan 2010.
I only had the place for only 3 months from January to March 2010, despite that it had been a great experience meeting a lot of people with a lot of interest. However I needed to be open longer than 3 months for it to be financially rewarding.
Interview at the Perfect Design Website
On my final year at university I didn’t want to drop my clients and I took on too much so I had to calm down with this show and settle with just a stand rather than taking over the campus like I did in college.
The wallpaper in the background is the first part of a line of calligraphy/Arabic typography patterned wallpapers which will come up later. The rest of the stand I’ll leave to your own interpretation.