Book Aliyah Marr

Inspirational Speaker—inspires people to greatness.

Passionate Leader—a passion to inspire innovation and ideas in a team environment.

Visionary—the ability to envision the future, see trends and set the vision for an entire organization or project.

Mentor—with an interest in managing and mentoring others to help them perform at their peak and grow in their careers, Aliyah has mentored and taught many design students.

Communicator—excellent presentation and ability to communicate difficult concepts.

Creative Life Coach/Business Development Advisor—a solid understanding of what it takes for change to happen on a personal and organizational level.

Author—published writer: articles and books on creativity, design, marketing, media, customer relations, sustainability, clean technology, promotion, self-development, and creativity.

Experienced Speaker/Trainer/Leader—inspirational speaker, corporate trainer, workshop leader since 1994, with a portfolio reflecting 10+ years of experience in UI design, video production, film design, e-learning, fine art, and publishing.

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Sample Topics

  • Creativity
  • Creativity at Work
  • Creative Energy Management
  • How to Build a Functional Creative Team
  • Brainstorming
  • Ideation and Visualization
  • Self-actualization
  • What is Creativity?
  • Body & Soul — how to use your mind to create the body you want.
  • The Mind: Shaking the Tree — change limiting beliefs and overcome fear.
  • The Emotions: Navigating a Sea of Emotions — why do we have emotions and how to use them.


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, gives keynote addresses and seminars, teaches workshops, and works as a corporate trainer.

A Note from Aliyah Marr

I have been a visual designer for 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

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

The Creative Life in 365 Degrees

Celestial Journey: The Voyage of the Creative Spirit

The Avatars of Eden

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

Unplug From the Matrix

–> All Aliyah’s books and games on Amazon

A Very Original Mind

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

Baker Vail
Owner, Small World Maps LLC

She Never Gives Up

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

Wesley Negus
Technical Sales Account Manager at Texas Instruments

After One Session With Aliyah

After one session with Aliyah a 50-year old deep emotional trauma was dissolved and in its place is pure love. The process seemed effortless and the sorrow is gone. “After One Session With Aliyah”

Dee H.

‘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… “‘Likely to Recommend’ Score of 10”

Be Amazed

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

Don Durban
Planet X

A Transformational Coach

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

Linnie Ennis Krauland
IC Connex

Creative & Results Oriented

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

Russell Youngblood
Instructional Technologist at NASCO

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.… “I strongly recommend Aliyah Marr”

Fresh, Bold Ideas

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

Sharon Fleischmann
Faculty member at School of Visual Arts

I Can’t Say Enough Good Things About Aliyah

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

Cheryl Roshak

Be Empowered

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

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

Solution-Oriented Life Coaching

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

Darrell Bell
Independent Transportation Professional

Extraordinary—Out of the Box Thinking

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

Roy Baldwin

A Great Mentor

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

Enrique Leyva

I recommend her!

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

Ben Luman

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.  “Aliyah helped a dream come true for me…”

Kyra Oliver
Entrepreneur, Founder, and CEO of Your Own Utopia

A Favorite of our Subscribers

Aliyah Marr is wonderful to work with. “A Favorite of our Subscribers”

Benjamin Kessler
Web Editor, INSEAD Knowledge at INSEAD



Professional profile on Linked In
Facebook: Aliyah.Marr
Twitter: @ParallelMind
Design Portfolio