Ahmed-Adam

Adam is a former San Jose native and recent Seattle resident, now forming his own narrative in Washington, DC. He is a part-time musician and a three-times corgi lover.

Adam also hates writing in the third-person.

My Current Narrative

As a biracial, queer POC, first-generation American growing up in the Bay Area, I grew up surrounded in what became the epicenter of big tech, evolving and developing to its current state in my own backyard. This, combined with a degree in design, helped me develop not just a sense of the faults of what current tech has done, but what technology can potentially do for others.

To this day, I see myself drawn to the intersection of business, design and technology, mainly as a way to ask "why" we live our everyday lives, and "how" we craft better futures for others. I think of my practice not as a way to solve problems, but rather a lens of re-examining the issues in our society, and using technology to ebuilding tangible futures to real-world problems for business and consumers alike. 

 

What Am I Doing Right Now? 

  • Drinking a glass of zinfandel
  • Watching S14 of Drag Race
  • Listening to AUDREY NUNA

Work

Capital One - Experience Designer
July 2021—present  |  Washington, DC
Money Movement & Financial Wellbeing

Wish - Product Design Intern
Sept 2020—April 2021  |  Remote (San Francisco, CA)
Consumer Core | Marketplace and Logistics

Eli Lilly - Interaction Designer
January 2021—March 2021  |  Seattle, WA
Sponsored Project

Associated Students of University of Washington
Sept 2019—Aug 2020  |  Seattle, WA
Visual Designer

TriNet - Design Intern
June 2020—September 2020  |  Remote (Dublin, CA)
Design Systems

 

Education

University of Washington
Graduated in June 2021
Bachelor of Design, Interaction Design
Informatics Minor

 

Awards + Achievements

Sara Little Turnbull Design Scholar (2020—2021)
Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Scholar  (2017—2020)
Purple and Gold Scholar  (2017—2020)
Dean's List, 7 quarters

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