“2021 OCAD U Medal Winner for Digital Futures”
Arshia Sobhan has worked in a range of fields over the past 15 years including digital creative direction, brand identity design, commercial photography, and UI/UX design. He is driven by curiosity and has a love for science that led him to get his BSc in physics. Arsh continued his journey as a Master of Design candidate in Digital Futures at OCAD University to explore the role of modern technology in Islamic calligraphy, where his true passion lies. His research explores the potentials of using machine learning systems in Islamic calligraphy for artistic and practical purposes. Arsh has ambitious dreams for the future of Islamic calligraphy and hopes to play a role in expanding the practical and creative space of this artform with his research.
Digital Futures (MA, MDes and MFA)
Major Completed, 2021
Islamic calligraphy Machine Learning Creative AI Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)