The Creative Monologue

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. — Frida Kahlo

The way Frida Kahlo interpreted her body, ethnicity, disability and relationships made her a national hero in Mexico and a true feminist icon all over the world. Through her paintings she has brought forward a raw and authentic depiction of what it is to be a woman.

Frida is renowned for her self-portraits in vibrant colors, using them as a way to depict great pain and love. Here’s what Frida’s Story can teach us about determination and being creative.

The Creative Monologue is an odyssey guided by Gia Almuaili to ignite your creative spark.

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Mixing Lo-fi Nostalgia and off the grid design tends with Arabic Calligraphy

I see the Lo-fi nostalgic psychedelic design trend everywhere recently, brands like Match.com has recently rebranded it’s identity to fit that style. Given the year we just had, many are taking refuge in time travel. Retro user interfaces…


How to be Culturally Intelligent

As companies continue to expand globally and technologies enable seamless communication across greater distances, workplaces are becoming increasingly multicultural. As a result, employers want employees who can adapt their behaviors to work in these culturally diverse settings. …


Seeking Inspiration From The Rain

Yesterday I went for run at the park and got super drenched in the rain on my way back. Boulder is certainly having its fair share of rain this month, but rather than get bogged down by the gloomy weather, I thought of ways I…


It’s More Than a Logo

Zsa Zsa Gabor is a great example of Personal Branding

Branding is important because not only is it what makes a memorable impression on consumers but it allows your customers and clients to know what to expect from your company. …


The Whole Process

The Personal Story :

Very soon I will be owning a service dog, but I haven’t been around or interacted with large dogs before. And although Service dogs come in all shapes and sizes, Seizure Response Dogs (SRDs) tend to be on the larger side of the sale. The top dog…


UI Buttons & Animation

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My Attempt with IBM’s Unity SDK (Voice Recognition & Speechtotext)

*(The IBM Cloud Unity SDK Core is a core project of Unity SDKs generated using the IBM OpenAPI SDK generator.)

First thing’s first, I tried downloading IBM’s Watson API and I tried…


Sharing what I’ve learned about SDKs to make your life easier.

The augmented reality (AR) ecosystem is thriving. I’ve noticed that this semester with my critical makings class that there’s never been a better time to consider how your product offering can be extended into AR. I’ve also learned that…

Gia Almuaili

Strategic Communication | Designer | Design Thinker | Researcher | www.giaalmuaili.com

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