We had the good fortune of connecting with Ammar Multani and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ammar, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor would have to establish an open mind because, for any creative mind, you need to be accessible to a variety of thoughts. I would say that there is no me without my creative sense and vision. It is something that has helped me through thick and thin. Another piece would be my confidence. I’ve always gone through life wanting more for myself and knowing that at the end of the day hard work and being a good person is what fuels my success. But, above all, if I didn’t have confidence in my work then I wouldn’t ever actually feel successful.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I would say the one difference that I have compared to others is that I can create whole projects in my head and just do it with ease on the physical part. Whether it is a painting, outfit, photograph, or web design, I can execute the visuals in my head before making it come to life. I was always fond of creative arts! I remember being little and enjoy those field trips to the art galleries. I would spend a handful of time examing everything at the exhibits.
For me to get to where I am today, I definitely had to go through several trials and tribulations to learn and grow. I did not have any siblings to learn from and had a very small social group. And in my friend group, I was the only creative one, so the guidance and growth had come from teachers and peers. So I would say that being pushed and learning on my own was the best way I overcame them.
The world should know that you should find your passion and understand your strengths because you have no idea where it can take you. Like 10 or 15 years ago, I did not see myself becoming a UX designer, photographer, and interior designer. You will find something you adore and can make a happy living out of it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
So for a LONG trip, I can really make a large list, but some key spots that I can list out are:
– Cedar Ridge Preserve: a hiking trail that stretches for 7 miles and has great scenic views.
– Bishop Arts District: a very vintage, but a hip spot for shops and dining. Some of the best food spots would be Paradiso, The Salty Donut, and Hola Cafe
– AT&T Discovery District: this is Dallas’s version of Times Square where we have a video screen on a building. This area has a great number of dining areas of scenic areas.
– Legacy West: for anyone that does not know what to do in town, this is a spot for anything for all ages. They are known for their large food hall, series of restaurants, retail spots like Nike, Louis Vuitton, and west elm.
– For museums and places for photo ops, the best spots would be Sweet Tooth Hotel, Dallas Contemporary, Rainbow Vomit, and the Van Gough exhibit.
– Some notable food spots would be:
– Saint Ann’s
– Kona Grill
– Mamouns Falafel
– Serious Pizza
– Rush Bowls
– Grilled Cheese Co
– Velvet Taco
– East Hampton
– Zio Al’s
– Ida Claire
– Lazy Dog
– Mike’s Fried Chicken
– Lala Land
– Cane Russo
– Carlo’s Bake Shop
– Native Coffee
– Te Deseo
– Fiction Coffee
– Shug’s Bagel
– Window seat
– Desert Racer
– Purify Bowls
– Park House
– Tacos la Banqueta
– Nick and Sams
– Hudson House
– Lucky’s Hot Chicken
– Terry Black’s
– The Capital Grille
– Banh Mi Station
– Taqueria la ventana
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would give a big shoutout to my high school art teacher. Without her guidance and constant effort for deeper learning and research, I would not be the man I am today in this field.