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Tariq Adawi

About Tariq

Tariq Adawi is a self-taught designer and web developer. Tariq’s digital works have been internationally recognized in both print and on web, while his academic achievements have been highlighted with national recognition. He has spent much of his professional growth in team settings and understands the power of working towards a common goal. As a result, his work ethic, attention to detail, and listening skills have allowed him to exceed the expectations of numerous proprietors and businesses.

Tariq has over a decade of experience designing and developing appealing experiences in a range of mediums including web, print, and clothing. He has worked extensively with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and MySQL and has additional experience with Javascript, XML, and SEO and server optimization.

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Education

2013 - 2016 University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Intellectual Property
Emphasis

Juris Doctor
2013 - 2016 University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Business & Entrepreneurship
Emphasis

Juris Doctor
2009 - 2013
University of Missouri

Psychology
Degree

Bachelor of Arts
2009 - 2013
University of Missouri

Multicultural
Studies

Certificate

Awards and Recognitions

National Champion

Intellectual Property LawMeets

National

Best Negotiation Team

Intellectual Property LawMeets

Regional

Best Term Sheet

Intellectual Property LawMeets

Regional

Advanced Photoshop Magazine

Interview/Feature, Slashthree

Issue #94

Computer Arts Magazine

Interview/Feature, Slashthree

Issue #185

Advanced Photoshop Magazine

Interview/Feature, Slashthree

Issue #84

DeviantArt

Daily Deviation Feature

Fuel

DeviantArt

Daily Deviation Feature

Reincarnation

DeviantArt

Daily Deviation Feature

They Invade Our World

Behance

Web, Newsletter Feature

Slashthree v5

Selected Works

Tariq’s Progression

Start

At fourteen, Tariq began designing and loosely developing web communities based around digital art and design. Tariq’s first website, Element Studios, provided premium resources and feedback for beginning Photoshop users. Tariq and Element Studios' written and illustrated Photoshop tutorials helped the group earn the attention of worldwide audiences at a time when web communities were viewed as a primary source of design inspiration and knowledge. Tariq’s fascination with the Internet and its paralleled growth alongside design fueled him to continue learning and developing his talents. Along the way, his passion for innovation and design knowledge grew with each new artwork and project. Within two years of his start, Tariq began contributing to and consulting other notable communities focused on digital design.

   
Breakthrough

In 2007, Tariq founded the Slashthree International Art Collective as a platform to empower artists of multiple disciplines to create, network, collaborate, critique, and expose their work on a global scale. With no practical marketing experience, Tariq and the collective embarked on an impressive campaign of growth led almost exclusively by word of mouth and reputation. Slashthree and its artists quickly caught and held the attention of worldwide brands and international design groups. Under Tariq’s direction the collective underwent five site-wide updates, published over twenty uniquely themed projects, featured hundreds of artists from over forty countries, gained representation at international design conferences, and produced and sold out of two high-quality publications titled New Era and Expressions.

   
Self-Discovery

In 2009, Tariq attended the University of Missouri to study psychology. After beginning his studies, Tariq started freelancing his web and design talents as a way to help others and generate income. Tariq’s clientele quickly grew from local businesses to national artists and his work reached widespread outlets such as Spotify, Apple Music, Behance, the Billboard Charts, and deviantART. While at MU, Tariq participated in a multidisciplinary study centered around the creative process conducted by the Mizzou Creative Convergence Network. This allowed Tariq the exciting opportunity to work with Hallmark Cards, Inc. and their unrivaled vault of creative works. The study concluded with an opportunity for Tariq and his team to travel to Hallmark’s headquarters to pitch to Hallmark Executives a concept for an exciting, new web experience.

   
Dedication

In 2013, Tariq attended the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law. There, Tariq earned two emphases in Intellectual Property and Business and Entrepreneurship while continuing to freelance. His Research and Writing component advocated for a change in how digital art thefts are viewed compared to traditional works, a topic he frequently encountered in his digital endeavors. In his final year, Tariq participated in LawMeets’ Intellectual Property Negotiation Competition alongside two peers. The competition exposed the team to important professional skills including deadline management, client counseling, and balancing negotiation expectations. With the help of UMKC Law’s expert faculty, the team successfully took both regional awards in negotiating and drafting before winning the national championship.

   

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