ALI SHAHALI

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.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

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

 

 

AWARDS

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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