Fatma Mohammad Al Mahmoud earned her BA in Visual Arts at the Department of Art and Design, College of Art and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University. After a period spent as a graphic designer at the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Fatma became a permanent member of the Maraya Art Centre in 2016, where she was responsible for setting the programmes and workshops for Maraya Art Centre and 1971 – Design Space, in which art, media, design techniques and experimentation on creative thinking are addressed. She is currently the Head of 1971 – Design Space, a non-profit platform for local and international designers. She also manages the Jedariya street art initiative. Furthermore, she chairs the Shurooq Corporate Youth Council and is Managing Partner at the Dubai-based art and design management studio Hamzat Wasl.