Graphic designer, creative director, author, business development advisor, creative coach, multimedia artist, inspirational speaker, and educator.
Creative Consultant / Inspirational Speaker / Vision Coach
Founder of the ThinkUpside Down counter-culture book imprint and social movement. Aliyah Marr is a creative director with a stellar list of Fortune 100 clients: companies such as IBM, American Express, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Chivas; she is a published author with articles in major magazines, such as Create Magazine and Business Week.
Aliyah believes in the transformative power of creative thinking and brings all her years of teaching, marketing, and design experience to the table in helping others become the creative architects of their own lives.
A Vision of the Future
Aliyah claims that there are more creative geniuses on Earth than at any other time in recorded history. The sheer numbers of creatively awakened, free-thinking individuals on the planet has precipitated a unique event: for the first time, the human species will evolve to a new level of coöperation and sustainability. We stand at the threshold of the most powerful leap in human evolution—this leap is not physical or technological; it will be a quantum leap in human consciousness.
At the base of her vision is the empowered, free individual that Aliyah has coined, “the Conscious Creative.” The tsunami of human evolution generated by the quake of creative empowerment is on our event horizon, approaching us as time disappears.
With a Fine Arts degree from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris France, Aliyah taught graphic design, art, interactive programming, and new media at Parsons (The New School), Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Art in New York City. She has created over 100 e-learning tutorials on design, created an interactive manual for the Hummer, and worked as a designer for two feature films.
She writes books on creative empowerment, given keynote addresses and seminars, taught workshops, and has worked as a corporate trainer.
Graphic Designer / Creative Director
I have been a visual designer most of my professional life. I started out as an artist, became an editorial illustrator, then a graphic designer, and finally a multimedia designer. Along the way I taught graphic design and interactive programming at the three top design schools in NYC and published many e-learning modules and video tutorials. I have also written and published several books on creative development and creative empowerment. My work as an author has revived a long-time interest in books and book design.
My design portfolio hows my design work and follows my interests as a visual designer, with an emphasis on book design, and interactive design / e-learning design. In addition you may find articles on social behavior as it relates to business and design: viral marketing, social networking, blogging, web design, advertising, UI design, virtual community building, video, cult marketing, communication, social media management, PR, experience marketing, branding, communication design.
A Favorite of our Subscribers
Aliyah Marr is wonderful to work with.Benjamin KesslerWeb Editor, INSEAD Knowledge at INSEAD
A Great Mentor
Aliyah is a great teacher who has awakened strengths that have been dormant in me.Enrique LeyvaEconomist
I Love My Reading
Highly accurate, informative, guiding, and very different.
I recommend her!
Knowledgeable with professional publishing techniques; she taught me a lot along the way…Ben Luman
A Very Original Mind
I find Aliyah to have a very original mind.Baker VailOwner, Small World Maps LLC
After One Session With Aliyah
The process seemed effortless…
Extraordinary—Out of the Box Thinking
I am hugely impressed with Aliyah’s extraordinary ability to create new channels of business…Roy Baldwin
Fresh, Bold Ideas
Fresh, bold ideas and outlook when it comes to the creative.Sharon FleischmannFaculty member at School of Visual Arts
My Reading Inspired Me to let my Light Shine
My reading really resonated with me and inspired me to let my light shine.
Amazing talent and super easy to work with.Don DurbanPlanet X
I Can’t Say Enough Good Things About Aliyah
We work as a team and she gets to know your goals and stumbling blocks…Cheryl R.
She Never Gives Up
Within a month or so, she had negotiated a TV advertising deal…Wesley NegusTechnical Sales Account Manager at Texas Instruments
Aliyah has a special gift in that she can get to the root of your personal and professional issues very quickly.Mark NinciPresident of SD Tech Services, Chief Technology Officer, MktMetrics
Working With Aliyah
An ever-evolving playful and productive journey
Solution-Oriented Life Coaching
…extra-ordinary intuitive insight, years of hands on experience in life coaching.Darrell BellIndependent Transportation Professional
A Transformational Coach
A powerful example of creative vision and leadership.Linnie Ennis KraulandIC Connex
Creative & Results Oriented
Aliyah is a very creative and talented professional that is a joy to work with.Russell YoungbloodInstructional Technologist at NASCO