Thoughts

November 7, 2017

Silicon Valley: What Google & friends taught me

I’ve just returned from an incredibly inspiring week in the Silicon Valley & San Francisco Bay Area.
August 25, 2017

Aspiring creative professionals

Advice for design students and aspiring creative professionals on how to combine your talents with entrepreneurial thinking.
March 4, 2017

Books That Changed My Life

All of these books have played an important role in my journey as a designer and artist, throughout my travels and in seeking spiritual inspiration.
September 28, 2016

Exponential Design

Play the game, don’t watch from the sidelines.
August 1, 2016

I have a business idea, now what?

So you have an awesome idea. Maybe it will change the world. Maybe it will make you rich.
July 18, 2016

6 awesome tools that make life easier

Having the right tools to deal with everything smoothly is critical, and will make your life easier.
June 20, 2016

Door is broken – use side entrance

In life, most people rush the front door. They attempt the obvious, linear path and get pushed among the crowd.
February 16, 2016

The Right Place at the Right Time 

I come from another planet called Australia. It’s beautiful and I love it, but it’s so far away from all the action.
February 14, 2016

The Dubai Experiment

My plan over the next month is to meet with like-hearted inspiring minds.
September 22, 2015

Create from the Heart

When you care about something, it shows.
September 22, 2015

8 Essentials for Logo Design

The first logo I remember designing was probably around fifth grade for my imaginary video games company.
May 10, 2015

5 Branding Basics that You Should Know

Consider this: On average you are hit with over 5,000 messages a day, and 25,000 new products a year. There are around 40,000 brands alone in your supermarket.
May 9, 2015

2 Ways You Can Make the Ummah More Awesome

Salam! Did you know there is a global creative team of people working to make the Ummah more awesome?
May 6, 2015

My advice to students & graduates

The Principal of my old High School asked me to address the entire school on its annual graduation day.
March 20, 2015

8 Tips for Being Productive & Successful

A friend joked that every week I seem to be launching a new project, or about to launch a new project.
March 18, 2015

The Purple Buraq

If you saw a Buraq (winged creature in the Islamic tradition), you would stop in your tracks!
March 18, 2015

What I learned from failing

Alhumdulilah there are so many blessings in my life today. I run a successful design & branding studio working on projects that I love every week.
November 14, 2013

Do You Follow the Starfish Principle?

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the bigger picture around us. The news gives us so much gloom, doom, suffering and negativity.
November 12, 2013

Rumi’s Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

There are so many precious gems and jewels to be found in the works of Rumi, a 13th-century poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
February 3, 2012

BBC World Service Interview

I had the opportunity to speak with BBC World Service program “The Strand”