Legendary Persian poet, Rumi said: “I came to you without ‘me,’ so come to me without ‘you’.” I designed this series of posters based on my personal experiences, contemporary events in my country, and the consequence of political conflicts in my real life. I was waiting for 6 months to get my US student visa. That was an extra background check for Iranian applicants. Those days the academic year had begun and I didn't have any clear image for the future. Finally, I was able to get to the classes, but I believe these hardships will not end for people like me very soon.
A multidisciplinary designer and educator utilizing visual storytelling and interactive media to promote social change with design. Alireza is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Texas, he holds an MFA in Design from the University of California, Davis, and a BFA in Design from the Tehran University of Art. His scholarship, teaching, and outreach are centered on utilizing design and technology as effective mediums to raise people's awareness about our world's social, political, and cultural dilemmas.