Omar
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Omar

Designer & Programmer in Berkeley

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3 months ago

About

I design and program functional software and objects in the form of 2-D and 3-D design. I work as a product (software) designer at PagerDuty, I teach programming as a craft at CCA, and I research + design independently at Caml. My main interests lie in the relationships that culture, design, and technology build once worked with as a medium.

Teams

Current
CamlCorp

Projects

2023

Awqāt (ow-kawt). The most beautiful Islamic prayer time app on the app store. Awqāt displays Islamic prayer times based on the positions of the sun and the moon.

2023

This essay explores the identity of the mosque in America, its struggle to develop cultural and regional roots, and the societal and political issues that stand in its way. It’s written and formatted in Notion, using the Notion API to power this website.

2022

Bamyan is a design project exploring the possibilities of a cultural typeface designed specifically for a region of Afghanistan. It makes reference to the Bamyan Valley of Afghanistan, its Buddhas, and the caves that inhabit it.

2022

A website that places Afghanistan's flags in political, cultural, and design contexts; building visual and historical relationships that aim to archive the past while informing the future.

2021

An online center that acts as an index of unknown and newly discovered cultural research, history, ideas, and information pertaining to Afghanistan.

2020

A website that places the user on an abstracted prayer rug, in a panoramic landscape, facing the physical direction of Qiblah.

Work Experience

2021 — Now
2022 — Now
San Francisco

Teaching MFA Design students how to program and design in the browser.

2019 — 2021

Designed and programmed identities, websites, and products for startups, cultural organizations, and tech companies.

Exhibitions

2023
Seoul, South Korea

A project by @unrealizedarchivepress (@jsueda + @hamamoto) exploring speculative and “unrealized” design through systematic conceptual approaches held @wrmatters.

Contact

Website
Instagram
Are.na

Education

2016 — 2018
Design at UC Davis