Arda Awais

Arda Awais

Experience DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Arda Awais

Arda Awais

Experience DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Arda is a multidisciplinary designer and creative technologist. She has BEng in Design Engineering and since has worked across the creative industry. Her work ranges across research, UX, creative coding and exhibition curation. She co-founded Identity 2.0 in 2018 which was seen in MIT Tech Review for their digital exhibition in June 2020 and she was spotted in Elle Decoration UK as a Young Voice in Design (Oct 2020).
Projects
  • Afro-futurism
    Afro-futurismAfro-futurism is a series of concept work which embodies how I visualized the term. Born out of reading an article in January 2020 about afro-futurism and the different meanings it could encompass. I wanted to create a body of work of what I imagined when reading this piece. This is an ongoing series of work that I hope to take further with more additions and projection work. Digital Art coded with Processing (p5.js) and javascript. More to come ...
  • Blood + Water
    Blood + WaterBlood + Water seeks to challenge the traditional idea of family. It was an exhibit from the MESA Festival 2020 from East London Dance. The producers of Blood + Water reached out to me to help develop a virtual exhibit for their concept which was currently planned for a physical space. But due to COVID-19, could no longer take place. I worked alongside them and a Co Digital Curator to help transform the exhibit online.
  • Identity 2.0: Everyday Data by Everyday People
    Identity 2.0: Everyday Data by Everyday PeopleIdentity 2.0 is a creative art project that empowers people to explore their digital identity. Everyday Data by Everyday People is a short web series from Identity 2.0. It’s a series of interviews with people discussing their relationship with their digital selves and the data they give away online. No frills or jazzy edits - just some normal people chatting about what they know (and don’t) about their data.
  • Identity 2.0: The Workshop Series (Vol 1)
    Identity 2.0: The Workshop Series (Vol 1)Identity 2.0 is a creative art project that empowers people to explore their digital identity. Our first event with our community of creatives was a series of workshops hosted by AirBnB. For three nights, we explored how we can physically represent points of our future manifesto. Ideas ranges from interactive video games, to explaining algorithms using potatoes.
  • Identity 2.0: Pilot Exhibition
    Identity 2.0: Pilot ExhibitionIdentity 2.0 is a creative art project that empowers people to explore their digital identity. We held our first exhibition at Soho House, Dean Street, London. We displayed a range of interactive, personalised and static pieces to provoke conversation about the data we give away online. Attendees included people from data privacy advocacy groups, academics, Soho House Members, friends, supporters, and Ariana Grande stans. According to our mum the event was a success. and will become a blueprin
  • MyMOOD
    MyMOODUnderstanding emotional intelligence. MyMOOD is a piece of jewellery that tracks the users galvanic skin response throughout the day. This data would be fed into a website that the owner can log into to and view. The values are associated to moods, which allows the user to monitor their emotional health.The data from the day is fed into a algorithm which generates a sculpture representing a mood. Users can 3D print their sculptures as memories or gifts.
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Projects credited in
  • CTRL+U
    CTRL+UWe launched our first digital exhibition open to the public for free. During a global pandemic, with millions at home, digital identities weren't just an add on to our lives anymore. They were everything. How we communicate with loved ones, make money and find memes. CTRL + U was launched during the lockdown, as a free digital exhibition. Featuring a fake home assistant chatbot (which tells you the truth), audio clips from the future and a chance to imagine what your tech utopia could look like
Work history
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    Experience DesignerDelete Agency
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Soho House & Co logo
    Soho House & Co logo
    UX Researcher/DesignerSoho House & Co
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Arduino Programming
  • 3D CAD
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • 3D Conceptualization
  • Research
  • Idea Generation
  • Processing
  • Physical Prototyping
  • Digital Prototpying
Education
    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering (BEng)Queen Mary University of London
     - London, United Kingdom