Born 1975 in Tehran, Iran, Ali started drawing at an early age, and won his first international competition at the age of 22. Since then, Ali has been place as first and second prize winner for numerous international illustration competitions, and is well recognized in the illustrators community. His artwork has been exhibited throughout Europe, Russia, China, Brazil, as well as North America. In addition to Ali's experience in illustration, also possesses a deep command in conceptual design and computer animation.
Freelance artist various locations 2003 – present
3G Studios, Inc., Reno, NV
SKY U, LLC multimedia, New York, NY
Bioslim International, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Cartoonist, disney's animal kingdom theme park. Orlando, FL 2004 – 2005
Art instructor, Pacific Arts Center. Los Angeles, CA 2002 – 2003
Graphic Designer, BioSlim International, Inc., Los Angeles, CA 2001 – 2003
Art instructor, House of Cartoon, Tehran, Iran 1998 – 2000
Illustrator, Jame-Jam daily newspaper, Tehran, Iran 1998 – 2000
2009 Second prize, "2nd Patio Brazil humor salon on the environment, Ecocartoon 2009", Patio Brazil shopping, Brazil.
2009 Golden Prize, “5th International cartoon contest (SYRIA) 2009”, Syria.
2009 Second prize and Best Creativity prize, “Beijing Science Education Cartoon & Animation Creative Competition”, Beijing, China.
2009 Special prize, Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, international cartoon festival, Stuttgart, Germany.
2008 Best Cartoon Prize, “17th Daejeon Int’l Cartoon Contest”, Seoul, Korea.
2008 First special prize, "TV Ethnos Cartoon-Award 2008" Halandri, Greece.
2008 First prize of International Section, “20th Annual Rotary Cartoon Awards”, Australia.
2008 Second prize, “first International Cartoon Contest Digital Media”, Tehran, Iran.
2008 First prize, “The 20° edition of the Olense Kartoenale, International cartoon contest”, Olen, Belgium.
2008 Second prize, “4th Salon of Humor from Paraguaçu Paulista International”, Paulista, Brazil.
2008 Gold Award, “Beijing Olympic Sport & Health” Guangxi City College, International Cartoon Contest, China.
2008 Special Mention, “SPIRITO DI VINO 2008” International Cartoon Competition, Udine, Italy.
2008 Third Place, “Jazz Smile” International cartoon contest in the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, Italy.
2007 Diploma of honor, National Liberty Museum "Cartoon" Contest , Anti-Violence, Philadelphia, USA.
2006 Diploma of honor, “Ken Sprague” international political cartoon competition, London, United Kingdom.
2005 First prize, 9th Annual festival, “Harley Davidson poster illustration competition” Florida, USA.
2001 Honorable Mention, "III Porto Cartoon-World Festival", Portugal.
2001 Grand Prize, the 6th place, the 7th place, and the 9th place in the World wide Cartoon Contest "Be Tobacco Free" in Florida, USA.
2000 Special prize and medal of the 22nd Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest, Japan.
2000 Golden Mouse, international cartoon competition, Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany.
2000 Selected prize of the jury, "Ozone Layer Protection" cartoon contest, Environment Protection Organization, Tehran, Iran.
2000 Award of success and diploma of honor, international cartoon competition, Aydin Dogan Vakfi, Istanbul, Turkey.
1999 Diploma of honor, 26th salon international humor, Piracicaba, Brazil.
1999 Third prize, international cartoon competition, Gudok newspaper, Moscow, Russia.
1999 Second prize, international cartoon exhibition, Nasreddin Hodja, Istanbul, Turkey.
1999 First prize, international cartoon festival, EuroCartoons, Lukoil, Russia.
1998 Diploma of honor, the 2nd exhibition of Tehran blue sky, the cartoon competition, Tehran, Iran.
1997 Diploma of honor, international cartoon festival golden mouflon, Cyprus.
1997 Second prize, international biennial cartoon festival in Tehran, Iran.
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