Bio of Aliyah Marr

Graphic designer, creative director, author, business development advisor, creative coach, multimedia artist, inspirational speaker, and educator.

Creative Consultant / Inspirational Speaker / Vision Coach

Founder of the ThinkUpside Down counter-culture book imprint and social movement. Aliyah Marr is a creative director with a stellar list of Fortune 100 clients: companies such as IBM, American Express, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Chivas; she is a published author with articles in major magazines, such as Create Magazine and Business Week.

Aliyah believes in the transformative power of creative thinking and brings all her years of teaching, marketing, and design experience to the table in helping others become the creative architects of their own lives.

A Vision of the Future

Aliyah claims that there are more creative geniuses on Earth than at any other time in recorded history. The sheer numbers of creatively awakened, free-thinking individuals on the planet has precipitated a unique event: for the first time, the human species will evolve to a new level of coöperation and sustainability. We stand at the threshold of the most powerful leap in human evolution—this leap is not physical or technological; it will be a quantum leap in human consciousness.

At the base of her vision is the empowered, free individual that Aliyah has coined, “the Conscious Creative.” The tsunami of human evolution generated by the quake of creative empowerment is on our event horizon, approaching us as time disappears.

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With a Fine Arts degree from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris France, Aliyah taught graphic design, art, interactive programming, and new media at Parsons (The New School), Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Art in New York City. She has created over 100 e-learning tutorials on design, created an interactive manual for the Hummer, and worked as a designer for two feature films.

She writes books on creative empowerment, given keynote addresses and seminars, taught workshops, and has worked as a corporate trainer.

Graphic Designer / Creative Director

I have been a visual designer most of my professional life. I started out as an artist, became an editorial illustrator, then a graphic designer, and finally a multimedia designer. Along the way I taught graphic design and interactive programming at the three top design schools in NYC and published many e-learning modules and video tutorials. I have also written and published several books on creative development and creative empowerment. My work as an author has revived a long-time interest in books and book design.

My design portfolio shows my design work and follows my interests as a visual designer, with an emphasis on book design, interactive design, and e-learning design. In addition, there are articles on social behavior as it relates to business and design: viral marketing, social networking, blogging, web design, advertising, UI design, virtual community building, video, cult marketing, communication, social media management, PR, experience marketing, branding, communication design.



Bestselling Author

The Avatars of Eden

The Creative Life in 365 Degrees

The Tarot Key, Unlock the Secrets of Your Soul; A Modern Guide to the Wisdom of the Ancients

Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity: The missing manual for your right brain

Unplug From the Matrix

–> All Aliyah’s books and games on Amazon

A Transformational Coach

A powerful example of creative vision and leadership. Read more “A Transformational Coach”

Linnie Ennis Krauland
IC Connex

She Never Gives Up

Within a month or so, she had negotiated a TV advertising deal… Read more “She Never Gives Up”

Wesley Negus
Technical Sales Account Manager at Texas Instruments

I strongly recommend Aliyah Marr

Working with Aliyah was a blessing. She listened to my higher vision and guided my rewriting with precise suggestions. She truly has the ability to unlock a writer’s potential. Aliyah’s style is sweet and sincere. She cares about the power of words. She has excellent ideas and exchanged ideas with… Read more “I strongly recommend Aliyah Marr”

Be Amazed

Amazing talent and super easy to work with. Read more “Be Amazed”

Don Durban
Planet X

Creative & Results Oriented

Aliyah is a very creative and talented professional that is a joy to work with. Read more “Creative & Results Oriented”

Russell Youngblood
Instructional Technologist at NASCO

I Love My Reading

Highly accurate, informative, guiding, and very different. Read more “I Love My Reading”

I Can’t Say Enough Good Things About Aliyah

We work as a team and she gets to know your goals and stumbling blocks… Read more “I Can’t Say Enough Good Things About Aliyah”

Cheryl R.

Extraordinary—Out of the Box Thinking

I am hugely impressed with Aliyah’s extraordinary ability to create new channels of business… Read more “Extraordinary—Out of the Box Thinking”

Roy Baldwin

Aliyah helped a dream come true for me…

Aliyah helped a dream come true for me—we worked together to launch my first book! I am so grateful for her expertise and commitment to her work. She listens carefully while advising to ensure the best outcome and she stays focused to help reach deadlines. Thank you, Aliyah. ~ Kyra… Read more “Aliyah helped a dream come true for me…”

Solution-Oriented Life Coaching

…extra-ordinary intuitive insight, years of hands on experience in life coaching. Read more “Solution-Oriented Life Coaching”

Darrell Bell
Independent Transportation Professional

‘Likely to Recommend’ Score of 10

I was able to get my answers to my questions and fully understand the steps in learning the product. I was able to stop and ask questions [during the corporate training session], and then repeat when necessary. ~ anonymous student review of Adobe After Effects corporate training class, April 2018… Read more “‘Likely to Recommend’ Score of 10”

I recommend her!

Knowledgeable with professional publishing techniques; she taught me a lot along the way… Read more “I recommend her!”

Ben Luman

A Very Original Mind

I find Aliyah to have a very original mind. Read more “A Very Original Mind”

Baker Vail
Owner, Small World Maps LLC

Fresh, Bold Ideas

Fresh, bold ideas and outlook when it comes to the creative. Read more “Fresh, Bold Ideas”

Sharon Fleischmann
Faculty member at School of Visual Arts

Be Empowered

Aliyah has a special gift in that she can get to the root of your personal and professional issues very quickly. Read more “Be Empowered”

Mark Ninci
President of SD Tech Services, Chief Technology Officer, MktMetrics

Working With Aliyah

An ever-evolving playful and productive journey Read more “Working With Aliyah”

A Great Mentor

Aliyah is a great teacher who has awakened strengths that have been dormant in me.
Read more “A Great Mentor”

Enrique Leyva

My Reading Inspired Me to let my Light Shine

My reading really resonated with me and inspired me to let my light shine. Read more “My Reading Inspired Me to let my Light Shine”

Benjamin Kessler
Web Editor, INSEAD Knowledge at INSEAD



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Facebook: Aliyah.Marr
Twitter: @ParallelMind
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