Hi there, this is the ‘official version’ of what I’ve been up to over the years.
Peter Gould is a celebrated designer, creative entrepreneur and artist. His innovative, award-winning work is highly sought after globally and it has touched millions with positive, inspirational creative projects.
He has won several awards, launched his own apps & games, created popular online platforms, teaches workshops internationally, has work published in several books and is followed by over 250,000 people weekly through social media.
In 2002, while studying graphic design, Peter embraced Islam. He began travelling abroad to the Middle East and fell in love with the beautiful old cities of Fes, Damascus, Istanbul and Medina.
Feeling inspired both visually and spiritually, he embarked on a series of personal artistic projects that resulted in a remarkable fusion of classical Islamic design elements and his signature vibrant, fresh graphic style.
“People dream of becoming someone or doing something that will leave a lasting impression for generations. Peter Gould is one of those dreamers who found the courage to pursue his dreams.” - Saudi Gazette
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Peter Gould is a unique influence behind many of the brands, creative projects, events and initiatives that have helped define the role of modern Islamic design thinking.
His creative perspective has resulted in illuminating, memorable, mindful and vibrant positive experiences that have inspired audiences globally for more than a decade.
This includes consulting and collaborating on strategic branding projects that pioneered the Global Islamic Economy. He has also actively served as a speaker, mentor and teacher for aspiring creatives & entrepreneurs.
In 2016, Peter joined Zileej as Design Executive Officer to develop a new generation of lifestyle brands, products and creative experiences for Muslims.
“Peter and his creative team have been our strategic design partners for over 5 years. We started working together when our content was reaching 2-3 million people per week and now with his creative direction we are reaching over 30 million people per week." – Hadith of the Day, UK
“Peter’s beautiful work is a welcome addition to the contemporary Islamic art scene, ... a mixture of deep faith and youthfulness that represents tangible modern interpretations of Islam’s everlasting beauty in mind & spirit.”
Juliana Rahim, Curator, Islamic Arts Museum,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Peter’s celebrated artistic approach can be described as a unique creative fusion exploring his personal journey over the last decade since embracing Islam, traveling from his native Australia to Muslim-majority countries and Arabic language study.
His artwork & photography is found in the collections of diverse audiences including the Saudi Arabian Royal Family, the Prime Minister of Australia’s office, famed entrepreneurs, an embassy in Jakarta, and global celebrities.
His work has been exhibited in dozens of galleries and at events around the world, from the prestigious Dolmabahçe Art Gallery in Istanbul to the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, and Islamic Arts Museum in Malaysia.
Peter has founded and launched a number of innovative and popular online platforms designed to empower, engage and inspire people around the world. His CreativeUmmah.com website, for example, was launched in 2014 at the Dubai World Islamic Economic Forum and aims to showcase and connect Muslim change makers and creatives.
His dedication to connecting Generation Z Muslims with positive, imaginative thinking via design & technology knowledge led to the creation of IslamImagined.com a free platform with over 30 unique STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) inspired activities.
He also founded the breakthrough MuslimGiftGuide.com website, a free platform showcasing creativity, beauty and quality design from Muslim entrepreneurs around the world.