Bio: Amir S. Hamer (Hatim Amir Shaw-Hamer, born November 26, 1992) is an American-born artist, industrial & UX designer. He’s worked Design Direction roles with various fortune 100, 500 companies and entertainment studios based internationally. At age 22 he graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University in the greater Atlanta, GA area. There he received a B.A. in New Media Arts influenced with a background in Architecture. In his childhood, his fascination with insects, nature, and robotics helped pave the way to the forms his design aesthetic took. From middle to high school, the magnet schools he attended (Sudbrook Magnet Middle, Carver Center for the Arts & Technology) served as influential catalyst that sharpened his professional understandings of applied artistic narrative. He attributes his semiotic understandings of design to have grown to their professional level thanks to the lessons he learned in his undergrad and his experiments in industrial design & user experience research & development. In Fall of 2012, Amir was awarded with the SPUR mini-grant to pursue development on a portable electric transportation device by his conception, additional receiving publicity in his University’s periodical, “The Sting”. He produced several functional prototypes of his concept post receiving the grant. Several works from his painting series, “Metamorphosis no.1” were featured in Atlanta’s HOK office and auctioned at a charity fund in Summer of 2014. And in Fall of 2014 he was officially accepted in Politecnico Di Milano’s Master’s Program for Design & Engineering located in Milan, Italy. Projects: -2017 DIYZ mobile app -2016 Stanley Measure mobile app -2014 Metamorphosis no.1 -2012 Project Versa, electric transportation device Accomplishments & Awards: -2016 Recognized for design leadership on DIYZ app as seen on Google Play & iTunes stores. -2014 Spotlight Feature on Coroflot in association with Core77 -2014 Officially invited to attend Master’s Program at Politecnico Di Milano, Milan Italy -2014 Metamorphosis no.1, paintings featured in HOK Atlanta
Awards & Honorable Mentions: - (2014) Formally extended an invitation to attend Politecnico di Milano's MSc. program for Design & Engineering. World ranked top 50 Art & Design Schools. - (2014) Nominated as a featured designer on Coroflot (in affiliation with Core77). - (2014) Artwork featured within HOK Atlanta, auctioned off for The JSSF Fund. - (2014) Featured in SPSU award winning lifestyle magazine, “The Sting”: Article about my internationally recognized painting series, “Metamorphosis no.1”. - (2013) Featured in lifestyle magazine, “The Sting”: Article about university funding toward a transportation prototype I developed - (2013) Founding Father of Theta Chi Iota Rho fraternity chapter. - (2012) Recipient of $1000.00 Mini-Grant released by S.P.U.R. for development of a prototyped transportation device. - (2011) National society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi), SPSU chapter Member.
-National Society of Leadership & Success -Southern Polytechnic State University -Politecnico di Milano