Brief Introduction: My name is Hatim Amir Shaw-Hamer. It means determined emir or “determined prince & commander” from its Arabic translation for those unaware. With such a meaning, I strive to make sure it carries over into my command of media. I’m a fine artist, industrial designer, and creative visionary with a means to change the world we interact in as an international community. ============================================================================== Bio: My fascination for creating came about at a very young age and was inspired through my curiosity with nature, insects, automation, and digital media. A very influential catalyst that I contribute to this fascination from my past was derived from the design mechanics behind SEGA title’s, “Sonic the Hedgehog” and how those themes often involved hints of these. I began communicating what I saw in the world around me around age 4 and haven’t stopped since. Since then, my professional artistic background dates back to my sixth grade year in middle school where I was enrolled in magnet programs up through high school. Namely those schools were Sudbrook Magnet middle school and George Washington Carver Center for the Arts & Technology in Towson, Maryland. When I create, I think of my method as a science and my final product as art. My work normally takes an architectural-craft in origin and ranges from any variety of hand-drawn illustrations, paintings, digital sketches, user interface design, graphic design, industrial design, or mechanical engineering concepts. I often liken my themes of each of my works to being inspired through insects in some way or another even though they are not intentionally obvious in many ways. Symbolically, my fine art work often communicates a metamorphosis (metaphorically or literally); And my industrial design and mechanical work often is meant to further "metamorphose" human interactions with technology around them.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Graphic and Assistant Instructional Designer

    • SPSU Office of Faculty & Student Development
    • Jun 2013 - Dec 2014 (1 year 6 months)

Education

  • Southern Polytechnic State University

    • Bachelors of Arts New Media Arts
    • 2010 - 2015

    Training in drafting and design, conceptual development, digital photo- editing. Undergraduate Studies Digital Art, New Media Arts

Specialties

Affiliations

-National Society of Leadership & Success -Office of Faculty/ Student Development, SPSU, Graphic Designer -Class of 2015 SPSU Student -A Founding Father of Theta Chi Iota Rho Fraternity -Intentional Student Ambassador SPSU

Awards

S.P.U.R. Mini Grant for developing innovative Personal Transportation Design Prototype

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