Omar Karim 

AI Creative Director, Film Director and Image Maker, Keynote Speaker

MA - Iconoclast
SWE - Tinker Tailor



Bio - Omar Karim is a creative director and AI image maker known for his innovative approach to creative storytelling. With over 13 years of experience in advertising and technology, working on campaigns with top fashion and lifestyle brands, including Nike, Burberry, Prada, and Beats By Dre, BBC, Nokia, Purina, he has earned a reputation for pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo.

More recently, Omar has been at the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of AI for creativity. During his time at Meta, he began exploring the potential of artificial intelligence to enhance the creative process, and has since become a leading voice in this emerging space. Drawing on his deep understanding of design, art, and technology, Omar has developed a unique approach to image-making that blends traditional techniques with cutting-edge AI tools.

His work reflects a passion for experimentation and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of visual storytelling. Omar Karim's passion for exploring the potential of AI in creative expression continues to drive his work. In his latest project, he created the first physical camera with an AI brain.

This cutting-edge technology is capable of "imagining" scenes and creating stunning images that challenge our perceptions of what is possible. Through this project and others, Omar is pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve with AI, and is helping to pave the way for a new era of creative expression. His dedication to innovation and his commitment to exploring the potential of AI is truly inspiring, and he remains one of the most exciting figures in the field of creative technology.

Omar is a Keynote Speaker, Lecturer and Consultant, sharing his lived experiences in creativie technology.

Abstract - Omar Karim, a vanguard in the fusion of artificial intelligence and creativity, will unveil the depths of his innovative journey in the transformative realm of AI-powered creativity. With a storied career that spans over a decade, Omar has carved a niche for himself as a creative director and explorer, working with illustrious brands such as Nike, Aries, BBC, and Prada, and redefining the contours of visual storytelling through his avant-garde campaigns.

The crux of Omar's recent exploration lies at the heart of generative AI, where he leverages his profound expertise in design and technology to orchestrate a symphony of traditional artistry and state-of-the-art AI tools. This fusion not only augments the creative process but also reimagines the boundaries of artistic expression, culminating in the creation of various AI-integrated projects including an AI mum, a standin for not having a real one and an AI physical camera—a marvel that "imagines" and materialises breathtaking visuals, challenging our conventional perceptions of art and creativity. 

Omar's discourse is rooted in the notion that there is more that one kind of intelligence and if we see AI as additional intelligence, what does creativity & world look like when we utlise AI through the lens of emotional or creative or gut intelligence? Omar works with brands to explore the potential of AI in new forms of storytelling, because he believes in the transcendent ability of creative thinking and technology to creat human experiences that can and will further shape the experience of all of us on this planet (and beyond if GPT-6?!)

Navigate through his experimental journey, highlighting how AI can serve as a conduit for enhancing human creativity, fostering a new era of collaborative artistry between man and machine. His work stands as a testament to the potential of AI in elevating creative expression and offers insightful reflections on the psychological underpinnings of creativity and innovation. We’re going to look into the future of advertising, creativity and art, where new synergies between human ingenuity and artificial intelligence unveils new vistas of imaginative possibilities.

“A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”

― Jorge Luis Borges, Twenty-Four Conversations with Borges: Interviews by Roberto Alifano 1981-1983

The supreme defeat is resignation. The triumph over death and all things is by fearless desire. There is not one thing obtained in this world except by effort and struggle to render desire. The born genius is only spending the virtue of previous effort.

Ubique Daemon / Ubique Deus
Austin Osman Spare; Wikipedia︎

Hackney, London.