Atif Toor

Atif Toor is an award-winning creative director, illustrator and author leading design, branding, and publication programs for museums, cultural institutions and the non-profit sector. He is currently the Creative Lead at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York. Past clients include the American Museum of Natural History, Sesame Workshop, Scholastic and Discovery Communications. Career highlights include developing innovative publications, children’s books and branded products for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and serving as Chief of Design at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto directing branding, product design and publication initiatives. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he is an adjunct faculty member of Beacon house National University-School of Visual Arts in Lahore, Pakistan where he visits regularly to lecture and lead workshops on graphic design. He is the author of several non-fiction books including: Islamic Culture (Rourke, 2006) and The Spirit of Henna (Barnes & Noble, 2013). He recently illustrated Color the Road Not Taken (Thunder Bay. 2016).