Sakab Bashir


Birmingham based Artist & Graphic Designer


1988-1991 – Hon’s Degree in Visual Communications from the University of Wolverhampton.

1991-1996 – Graphic designer for community arts organisation ‘Jubilee Arts’.

1996-2006 – Creative Director and business partner ‘Emote LLP’.

2006-present – Freelance Graphic Designer.



Received a BAFTA nomination in 2001 in the ‘Interface Design’ category for ‘Year Of The Artist In The West Midlands’ web based artists database. Commissioned by West Midlands Arts.


Awarded the ‘City of Birmingham Award’ in 2001 for ‘BritPaki’, a web based interactive project based on my parents childhood memories, exhibited at ICA London.


Received a BAFTA award in 2004 in the ‘Interactive Arts’ category for ‘Alleph’, an interactive CD-ROM exploring Sufism, philosophy, poetry and imagery.

Lifting The Weight

In 1998 I was the junior designer on ‘Lifting the Weight’ a BAFTA winning interactive CD-ROM for ‘Geese Theatre Company’ UK. Based On An Original Concept By John Bergman Of Geese USA.