Hi, I’m a curious, self driven and multi-disciplinary product-service-system designer. I’m passionate about solving user and business problems intuitively by crafting beautiful experiences.

I recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design [RISD] with a Master’s in Industrial Design. I was awarded the Thesis Excellence Award in recognition of design excellence for my graduate thesis project titled, “Hypernook: The Future of Living Space,” as well as received the Norman Bel Geddes Award awarded for visionary work that stands out with confidence and pushes the boundaries of industrial design and its impact on society.

Prior to RISD, I studied Architecture at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture [IVS] in Pakistan, where I graduated with honors and two awards for my undergrad thesis work, Karachi Film Academy. Between 2016 to 2018, I worked at a media + tech startup, Architizer based in New York on the UX team where I was closely working with architects to navigate the online marketplace. I have a great passion for storytelling and systems thinking.

As in any portfolio, my website encapsulates an always difficult selection of projects. It will be always be under construction. Thanks for your visit and feel free to get in touch!

Contact:
arizvi@risd.edu



CURRENT PROJECTS

︎ Launching an artisinal hot sauce company in 2021, Peepal People Sauces
︎ Tracing the Impact of COVID-19 on Design Education, a research intitiave with Yangyang Ding supported by RISD Strategic Partnerships team


EDUCATION

Master of Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design, ‘20
Bachelor of Architecture, Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, ‘14


AWARDS + GRANTS

2020
Norman Bel Geddes Graduate Award for Design Excellence
Thesis Excellence Award, Industrial Design Departmental Award
Collegiate Teaching Certificate, Graduate Studies Department
RISD Merit Award, Industrial Design Department

2019
Fred M. Roddy Memorial Scholarship
RISD Merit Award, Industrial Design Department
RISD Graduate Commons Grant, Leather Manufacturing in Pakistan
RISD Graduate Fellowship Award, MID Departmental Award

2015
IAP Graduate Award Recipient, Institute of Architects Pakistan

2014
Distinction, B.Arch Disseratation, How Does an Individual Find Home Away from Home? 
Liberal Arts Departmental Award
Distinction, B.Arch Thesis, Karachi Film Academy, Architecture Departmental Award 


TEACHING + SPEAKING

2020
Co-Instructor, Body 2.0, RISD Wintersession Elective
Speaker, IDEO + IDEATE on Designing Financial Services for Low-Income Women
Speaker, Playground : Transdisciplinary Design & Innovation Lab, Karachi, PK
Speaker, Building Futures, Habib University, Karachi, PK 

2019
Teaching Assistant, Intro to Shoemaking, RISD Fall Elective


EXHIBITIONS

2020 
RISD Graduate Show, RISD Museum

2019
I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore, RISD Sol Koffler Gallery 
Industrial Design Triennial, RISD Woods Gerry Gallery
Industrial Design Graduate Biennial, RISD Sol Koffler Gallery

2018
MID Graduate Studio Show, RISD ProvWash

2015
ARCASIA Student Show, Bali, ID
IAP Graduate Show, Karachi, PK

2014
56th NASA Convention, Hyderabad, IND
Building & Materials Exhibition, Karachi, PK
IVS Thesis Display, IVS Gallery, Karachi, PK














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