Sakab Bashir


Birmingham based Artist & Graphic Designer

Strong arts and design professional with a track record of award winning Arts and Interactive design projects.

I work at the intersection of art and science exploring the creative use of emerging digital technologies.


1986-1988 – Graphic Designer – The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country Ltd

1988-1991 – Hon’s Degree – Visual Communications – University of Wolverhampton

1991-1996 – Graphic designer – community arts organisation Jubilee Arts

1996-2006 – Emote LLP – Creative Director and business partner

2006-present – Freelance Artist and Graphic Designer



Received a BAFTA nomination 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’ 2001 for ‘BritPaki’, a web based interactive project based on my parents childhood memories, exhibited at ICA London.


Received a BAFTA award 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 a junior designer for ‘Jubilee Arts’ and worked 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.

Journeyman 2

Winner – Best in sculpture at RBSA March 2016

Big thanks to the the Shapeshifters sculpture group, the Birmingham Art Circle and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.