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.
PROVEN 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.
LIFE COACH—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.
EXPERIENCE—portfolio reflecting 10+ years of experience in UI design, video production, film design, e-learning, fine art, and publishing.
- Creativity at Work
- Creative Energy Management
- How to Build a Functional Creative Team
- Ideation and Visualization
- 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.
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.
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… “‘Likely to Recommend’ Score of 10”
An ever-evolving playful and productive journey “An ever-evolving playful and productive journey…”
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…”
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… “I strongly recommend Aliyah Marr”