ali godil

“I have known and worked with Ali for over six years. His imagination and creativity are matched only by his passion and integrity. That may sound like a mouthful, but it’s honest. Helping you do better is at the core of what drives Ali, and his creativity and versatility are the most used tools in his arsenal. He can confidently sit with executives to talk business needs with design and marketing solutions. He can also seamlessly get his hands dirty with executions at every level. After several years and countless projects, I never heard Ali say anything that came close to, “we can’t do that.” Ali is smart. He’s creative. He’s funny as hell and he’s great to work with. In short, trust Ali Godil to do the right thing for you. I have many times.”

John Hess,
Sr. Global Brand Director, Nike Inc.

Ali Godil is a Portland based artist, creative director and design director who believes in the power of beauty (ethics + aesthetics) to create emotionally impactful concepts, designs and content. He is a first generation Pakistani-American and pulls inspiration from his global upbringing and conscious perspective into all of his work. Pushing culture forward in the process and ultimately uplifting the human experience.

He specializes in creating and leading teams on large scale creative campaigns and branding, design, digital, photography and video projects.

“Shokunin” is a Japanese word that translates as, “Mastery of one’s craft for the service of society.” This embodies Ali’s mindset and approach when it comes to all of his creative efforts.  

Utilizing his artistic direction for commercial work as well as artwork with his own poetry, films, and graphics.

He is currently releasing his debut short film titled “American-istan” about the true story of his parents immigrating to America. 

His design philosophy consists of

His family roots are from India & Pakistan, and the intersection of swiss minimalism and colorful Islamic patterns have inspired him since childhood.

will save the world

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

Previously on the brand & creative team at Nike and Laundry Service, Ali is the founder & creative director of House of Gül, a globally conscious creative studio.

Feel free to reach out for collaboration or inspiration