AWARDS AND HONORS

 

New Media Film Festival

Official Selection/Los Angeles Premiere of Four Broken Hearts 

2015

 

Hearst Fellowship 

2014

 

Fulbright Scholarship 

2013

 

Parsons Dean’s Merit Scholarship 

2013

 

Re3 StoryHack Humanizing Data Award 

2013

 

LUMS Young Writers Workshop & Short Story Contest 

Selected Writer, Mentored by Mohsin Hamid

2012

 

Intel National Science Olympiad 

Best Computer Science Project 

2005 - 2007 

 

EDUCATION

 

Parsons School of Design

MFA Design and Technology

New York City

2015

 

Lahore University of Management Sciences

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Lahore

2013

 

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

 

Society of Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference

Speaker, Panelist: Like Life Itself/Four Broken Hearts

Montreal, Canada,

March 2015

 

StoryCode

Demo Presentation, Four Broken Hearts

New York, NY,

November 2014

 

37th Annual Fulbright Conference

Speaker, ‘Future of Storytelling: The Four Broken Hearts Case Study’

Washington D.C.,

October 2014

 

Future of Storytelling Summit

Invited Participant

New York City,

October 2014

 

Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab

Participant, Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things

New York City,

September 2014

 

NYC Media Lab Summit

Demo Presentation, Four Broken Hearts

New York, NY,

September 2014

 

Reboot Stories Lab

Participant

New York, NY.

June 2014

 

Audi: Designing Interactions 2020 - 25

Participant

Paris, France.

May 2014

 

Fulbright: Arts and Civic Engagement

Participant

Philadelphia, PA.

May 2014 

WORK

 

Epidemia Designs

Marketing and Design Consultant 

2015 - 2016

 

National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Lecturer (Visiting)

2016

 

National College of Arts (NCA)

Department of Visual Communication Design

Assistant Professor (Visiting)

2016 

 

Four Broken Hearts

Transmedia (Film, Web, Theater, Spatial Experiences) Creator and Director

2014 - Present

 

Mooods

Mobile App Prototype User Experience Design

2014

 

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Film

Director and Writer

2014

 

Shaheen

VP User Experience Design

2013

 

Unilever

Intern, Brands (Marketing)

2013

 

Freelance Designer and Writer Web, Print, Copy

2009 - 2013

Big Pond Film Critic

2011 - 2012

 

AIESEC

Identity Design for National Strategic Conference 2010

 

Headroom Learning

Lead Script Writer for ‘SAT Success 2010’ 2010

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal of Media Practice,

Vol. 14 (3). London: Routledge.

Like Life Itself: Blurring the Distinction Between Fiction and Reality in the Four Broken Hearts Transmedia Storyworld.

2014

 

LUMS Business Review

Editor-in-Chief, Art Director

2012 - 2013

 

The Daily Egg

Design Writer

2011 - 2013