Rahim Bhimani is an award-winning industrial designer and product designer with an MBA in Design Strategy. He started his career as an industrial designer in Toronto. He then moved to San Francisco, California, to pursue his MBA while working for Yves Behar's design studio Fuseproject, Samsung's Innovation Lab, and digital agency Code & Theory.
Simultaneously, he discovered his passion for Islamic geometry and formed Arabesque Studios. Through this lens, he designs high-end houseware products for customers around the world, and has even led the creation of two Jamatkahna's in California and Toronto.
He's worked in consumer electronics, packaging, artificial intelligence, and most recently, a venture capital firm. Currently, he teaches user experience design at York University in Toronto.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bhimani launched Shield Hero, a design initiative committed to creating personal protective equipment when Canadian medical professionals needed them most. Through this project, Bhimani fundraised more $18K, and donated almost six thousand face shields to hospitals, essential workers, and long-term care centres in the Greater Toronto Area.