Born 1975 in Tehran, Ali Shahali started drawing cartoons at an early age. He has over fifteen years experience in cartooning, illustration, graphic design and animation.
·Head Illustrator and Graphic Designer, SKY U. New York, NY 2003 – 2006.
· Cartoonist, Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. Orlando, FL 2004 – 2005.
· Art Instructor, Pacific Arts Center. Los Angeles, CA 2002 – 2003.
· Art Director, BioSlim International, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 2001 – 2003.
· Art Instructor, Cartoon home. Tehran, Iran 1998 – 2000.
· Cartoonist and Illustrator, Jame-Jam Daily Newspaper Tehran, Iran 1998 – 2000.
·1997 Second prize, international biennial cartoon festival in Tehran, Iran.
·1997 Diploma of honor, international cartoon festival golden mouflon, Cyprus.
·1998 Diploma of honor, the 2nd exhibition of Tehran blue sky, the cartoon competition.
·1999 First prize, international cartoon festival, EuroCartoons, Lucoil, Russia.
·1999 Second prize, international cartoon exhibition, Nasreddin Hodja, Istanbul, Turkey.
·1999 Third prize, international cartoon competition, Gudok newspaper, Moscow, Russia.
·1999 Diploma of honor, 26th salon international humor, Piracicaba, Brazil.
·2000 Award of success and diploma of honor, international cartoon competition, Aydin Dogan Vakfi, Istanbul, Turkey.
·2000 The selected prize of the jury, "Ozone Layer Protection" cartoon competition, Environment Protection Organization, Tehran, Iran.
·2000 Golden Mouse, international cartoon competition, Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany.
·2000 The citation and medal of the 22nd Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest, Japan.
·2001 Grand Prize, the 6th place, the 7th place, and the 9th place in the World wide Cartoon Contest "Be Tobacco Free" in Florida, USA.
·2001 Honorable Mention, "III Porto Cartoon-World Festival", Portugal.
·2005 First prize, 9th Annual festival, “Harley Davidson poster illustration competition”, Florida, USA